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Presidential Inauguration used as teaching tool

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) - A make-up day due to inclement weather turns into a lesson on civics as students and teachers observe the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.

Students and teachers in the Greene County Tech School District would normally not be in class in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  However, due to inclement weather the week before, classes were held.

Social studies teacher Laura Richards said it was the perfect opportunity for her students to understand what exactly takes place during the ceremony and its significance.

"Just to learn that although we have the same person elected again," Richards said. "That he does have to go through the proceedings of being sworn in and the symbolism of it and the nature of traditionalism in our government. "

Senior Taylor Dickinson said she found President Obama's speech the most important part of the ceremony.

"I found his future plans very important, "Dickinson said."It really gave us an outlook on what to look forward to and what to expect in our future."

Senior Josh Manning said he was honored to witness history.

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