Demopolis students to view inauguration

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 20, 2005

Today the nation will welcome George W. Bush to his second term in office. A great number of people will crowd the nations capital to witness the historic event. While Demopolis students will not be making their way to Washington D.C., many will witness this historic event through television and the Internet.

At Demopolis High School students will use the World Wide Web to view the inauguration.

“Some of our students will probably watch in on MSN,” Wasson said. “We will watch it that way.”

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Wasson said his government class would also hold a discussion on the inauguration.

“I am sure we will all talk about it,” Wasson said. “We will talk about what we have to look forward to and things like that. I am sure we will have some discussion about it.”

At West Alabama Preparatory School some students will witness the event on television. Vice principal Tracy Duckworth said students in their history classes would likely also take the time to discuss the issues.

“I am sure they will be watching it,” Duckworth said. “The history classes I am sure will watch it. They will probably have a little debate about it too.”

Other students, besides those of high school age, also plan to watch. At Demopolis Middle School principal Clarence Jackson said he hoped many of his students would have the opportunity to watch.

“I think most of the teachers will deal with that individually,” Jackson said. “They will probably watch in some of the history classes.”

Jackson said most of those watching would gain access through channel one.

“Channel one will be having a special for about 15 minutes,” Jackson said. “That will probably be the way most people get access to it here.”

Each teacher felt no matter how their students watched the ceremony, they were happy they were taking an interest.