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Longwood High School Students Attend Inauguration

Longwood Students Attend InaugurationForty-six Longwood High School juniors and seniors learned valuable lessons in citizenship and democracy as they stood in the nation’s capital to witness history.
Students were chosen to travel to the inauguration of the 45th president based on an internal essay highlighting issues they felt were facing the nation today, their advice to the incoming president and why the students, themselves, were excellent representations of Longwood High School. Additionally, many emphasized the need to unify the country and improve race relations.
“The trip was an amazing once in a lifetime experience,” said high school junior Eyad Sleem. “The trip opened my eyes to the patriotism and courage of the American people. It made me want to go into politics even more.”
High School Social Studies Department Chairperson Daniel Tapia stated that ensuring the students experience history first-hand is an ongoing goal. Students from Longwood have attended the last three presidential inaugurations.
“Being part of historical moments is something our students seem to understand in a way that makes us so excited to teach history,” said Mr. Tapia. “We are fortunate to have such great support to help our students throughout the Longwood community.”
“Attending the swearing-in of President-Elect, Donald Trump was an event I am grateful to have witnessed,” said junior Cheyenne Rosado. “The long drive and endless walking seemed worth the fatigue to see an event so highly administered throughout history. I am thankful to have been selected to attend.”

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