Friday, January 15, 2010

March for Life

FRONT ROYAL, VA, January 14, 2010 ( – Christendom College, a private Catholic college located in Virginia, says that it will close its doors on Friday, January 22 and its Student Activities Council will charter buses enabling the entire student body to attend the 2010 March for Life in Washington D.C.

Founded over 30 years ago Christendom College has attended the March for Life as a community every year. Its students are active in pro-life work year round, leading prayerful protests at a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Washington once a week, as well as taking part in sidewalk counseling and other pro-life activities.

What a refreshing news story, especially after reading The Gatekeepers: Inside the Admissions Process of a Premier College , which described the cut throat process of getting into a "top tier" university and the immoral activities the students participate in, all on their parent's $$. I did learn some tips and hints for assisting the children many years in the future when they sit down to fill out college applications and prepare for the SATs. The main point I came away with with was that character counts, even at the most liberal, hippy-dippy school. High school kids who act like they are entitled to a sheet of vellum with Harvard in bold script across the top are less likely to be selected than someone with genuine enthusiasm for learning (and can prove it by their grades). I was not convinced of the value of a $120,000 diploma from a fancy Northeast school, but we have at least 4 years before we need to delve into that fray. Right now we are focusing on the work set before us and trying to be kind to one another.

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