One year ago, Bentonville High School students sat down over dinner with Missy Stone, National High School Program Coordinator, and discussed how they could start a pro-life club at their high school. Jessica N., sophomore, had tried to start the club but was faced with challenge after challenge from her administration and peers. Just as the idea was beginning to look grim, Jessica heard about Students for Life of America and turned to us for support and found new inspiration to keep pressing on.
Jessica and other club leaders used their summer to plan how to re-approach her administration with the club in order to gain approval as soon as the school year began. Yet again, Jessica was met with roadblock after roadblock as the school-year started, but she refused to give up, knowing that her peers needed to hear the truth about abortion.
After finally gaining approval from the school to have an official club, Jessica and the other club members hardly missed a beat and began their events immediately! Their first activity as a club involved painting 3,300 hearts on a large paper and hanging it in an extremely visible part of their school.
Students for Life at Bentonville High School have multiple events scheduled for the semester, including: A poll table asking students, “Should Abortion Remain Legal?”, hosting a speaker on adoption, a Community Baby Shower at a local Wal-Mart, and hosting a sidewalk counseling training for their club members. They will also be attending the National March for Life and the Students for Life East Coast Conference in Washington D.C. this January.
Because of their willingness to push through obstacles and educate their peers about abortion, Students for Life at Bentonville High School has been awarded SFLA’s November High School Group of the Month and will receive a $25 Visa Gift Card!
Hear how Jessica became inspired to start her club in her group’s video below!