Lisbon Students Going To Presidential Inauguration


There are usually lively discussions between students involving politics, government and history in a Social Studies class at Lisbon Central School.

But next week, students will be skipping class - sort of.

That's because they are taking a once in a lifetime field trip to attend President Barack Obama's second inauguration.

"We're all going to learn so much just actually being there getting to see all of the things that we've been learning about," said student Leeann Dawley.                                   
The 37 students and their 9 chaperones will be among the hundreds of thousands who will be in the nation's capital on Monday to witness the presidential inauguration in person.

"Hopefully, for a lot of the kids, it will inspire them to go on and do other things...within government," said teacher Al Bouchard.

It has been four years since Obama's first inauguration, which also was attended by a group of Lisbon students.

For many of the students, it will be not only be a chance to learn about the country's history first-hand, but also an opportunity to see democracy in action.
The students have spent a year saving up for the trip through fundraisers, donations and using their own personal funds.
The students leave Friday night for the four day trip to see the inauguration and to visit Washington landmarks.

Thursday, December 8, 2016
, Watertown, NY

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