Students to watch history unfold in D.C.

Published 3:15 pm Friday, January 16, 2009

Students in Greenville will have the chance to witness a historic event on Tuesday as the inauguration of the country’s first African-American president takes place.

At Greenville High School, assistant principal Curtis Black said all classroom televisions throughout the high school would be tuned in for a portion of the day.

“We are going to allow all our students to witness the swearing in ceremonies,” Black said.

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“After that, teachers who have written the event into their lesson plans as a teaching tool can continue to watch the Inauguration events with their students.”

At Greenville Elementary School, Dr. Tera Simmons said all her students would be watching the swearing-in ceremonies as well.

“We have our teachers doing individual projects in their classrooms related to Tuesday’s events,” the principal said.

The swearing-in ceremony is scheduled to take place at 8 a.m. Tuesday EST. The Inaugural Parade is set for 2:30 p.m. EST.

A number of inaugural balls are scheduled for that evening. A National Prayer service is set for Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, January 21 with dignitaries and Americans of diverse faiths. For an update on all official inaugural events, please visit