North Syracuse (WSYR-TV) -- Students at Cicero-North Syracuse High School are gearing up for the trip of a lifetime. Early Saturday morning, 146 students will head to Washington, DC, for Monday’s inauguration.
Friday wasn’t your typical day in Dr. David Reed’s social studies class. Students were captivated by knowing they’d be given the chance to take their lesson beyond the textbook and live out history at the nation’s Capitol.
“It’s huge. It’s history. I don’t have to watch it on TV. I get to be there. It’s great,” said student Taylor Bonk.
For Taylor, an aspiring history teacher, this trip to the inauguration gets her one step closer to her dream.
“I get to tell my class about how I got to be there and see it all happen,” Bonk continued.
But the person who’s probably most excited is Nick Doran. This was his first time voting and it will be his first inauguration – two memories that will last a lifetime.
“When I look back at this 50 years from now I can look back and say I experienced history and I’m just so happy to be a part of that,” Doran said.
He will join 146 of his classmates as they watch President Barack Obama be sworn in for his second term.
“I hope to take away the memories of being with my friends, getting to see all the museums, Arlington and Mt. Vernon, but I really want to get away with the moment the President was inaugurated,” Doran continued.
It’s the fourth inauguration trip for the school. Students will leave Saturday morning at 5:30 and return on Monday.
NewsChannel 9 will have complete coverage of the inauguration beginning Monday on the Morning News, followed by a special edition of Good Morning America.