Remsen St. Mary’s Students Stranded in DC

Date posted - January 25, 2016

Remsen St Mary'sRemsen, Iowa — A school group from northwest Iowa that was stranded in the nation’s capitol by the weekend snowstorm hopes to return home today.  The group was in Washington, DC to participate in the “March For Life”.

Remsen St. Mary’s High School Principal Pete Haefs says that about 24 students, or about a third of the student population, along with their chaperons have been at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase Maryland, waiting for their chance to come home.

The annual “March for Life” on Friday marked the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Haefs says the 4-H Center has been a good place for the students to wait.

Nearly every store has been closed because of the snow storm, and trucks have been unable to travel on the streets and highways, but he says his group still was able to get food.

Haefs says the students’ attitudes have been great throughout the experience, and he anticipates the group will be returning to Iowa sometime today.

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