Local students to witness historic inauguration

WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Tiger Team members attending the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20 display a bar graph showing the ages of all presidents, including President-elect Barack Obama. Students have been preparing for their trip by studying the inaugural process and historical facts about past inaugurations. l-r: Kiara Crawford, Megan Law, Krista Robinson, Shelby Hutchinson, Morgan Blough, Bethany Harrell, Valerie McCallum, Alex Flowers, Stephen Kirkland and Adam Hester.

A large contingent from Grady County will be on hand next week for the inauguration of the 44th president of the United States.
A group of 53 students, teachers and parents from Grady County’s gifted program leave for Washington, D.C., Sunday, flying from Tallahassee, Fla., that morning. The students, in grades 5-8, will tour many historical sites in the D.C. area both before and after Tuesday’s ceremony where Barack Obama will be sworn into office. The trip was organized by Lisa Oliver and Raina Cauley with Grady County’s gifted program.

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