“This year, the 2020 March for Life with the theme, ‘Life Empowers: Pro-life is pro-woman,’ will be led by the all-girls school, Oakcrest,” says Andrea deLee, March for Life’s Director of Operations. “Oakcrest students will carry the March for Life banner in front of the world’s largest annual pro-life event and will speak from the stage at the pre-March Rally.”
The March, whose mission is to end abortion by uniting, educating, and mobilizing pro-life people in the public square, starts on the National Mall and ends at the Supreme Court building. Oakcrest, located in Vienna, VA, has a long tradition of supporting the March for Life. Each year, the school closes on the day of the March so that students, faculty, and staff can all attend with their families.The Oakcrest School delegation is led by the student-run Respect Life Club, which carries the Oakcrest banner.
“As a school we have always been committed to building a culture of life, and so we are excited and proud to lead the March for Life this year,” says Oakcrest Head of School Dr. Mary T. Ortiz.
Oakcrest School is an independent school for girls in grades 6-12 guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church. For over 40 years, the school has provided an in-depth liberal arts education to girls of all faiths while fulfilling its mission to challenge and inspire its students to thrive in college and throughout their lives. Learn more at Oakcrest.org.