Tuesday, Dec. 20 was an emotional and uplifting day for many Americans. And the students of Orcas School and Orcas Christian School witnessed history on their TV screens, as the first African American president took the oath of office.
At Orcas School, most students watched the event on a big screen television in the gym, with some middle and high schoolers viewing it in their classes.
At Orcas Christian School, K-12 students watched the festivities in their classrooms. The high school also participated in a special breakfast. Teacher Bob Nutt said the kids were very interested.
“In the seventh and eighth grade class everyone stood when Obama took the oath,” said Nutt.