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Santa helps students see inauguration

Cindy Ramunno
Back row, left to right: Callahan Ketterling, Will Britt, Jenna Rowe, Clayton Forsyth, Susan Scott, Andrew Hoza, Cody Birk, Jordan Meikle; MIddle Row: Lizeth Ruiz, Michelle Soto, Angelica Pinella, Becky Peterson, Ashley Weaver; Front Row: Marlis McChesney, Ashley Woodworth, Jessica Stiles, Jessica Schlegel, Whitney Beasley, and Mariah Scott. Not Pictured: Jenn McConnell, From Vail Christian High School: Leslie Peterson and Karlie Peterson.
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GYPSUM – Seventeen juniors and seniors from Eagle Valley High School will take a trip to the nation’s capitol to watch George W. Bush get sworn in for his second term in office. The students will be in Washington D.C. from January 19 to 23. History teacher Ashley Weaver organized the trip for students in an effort to give them a better understanding of American democracy as well as to encourage patriotism and to install a sense of pride in the heritage of the United States of America, she said.

“This is an exciting opportunity for the students to extend their knowledge of American history as active participants at an historical event,” she says.To raise funds, those same students are hosting a ‘Breakfast with Santa’ this Saturday in the Gypsum Town Council chambers. The students will serve as Santa’s helpers, cooking and serving breakfast, bringing children up to Santa and taking photos.

The Eagle Valley Children’s Chorale will perform at 9 a.m. The high school students will travel to Washington D.C. through the World Strides program, a nation agency that organizes student trips. For more information on this program, call Weaver at 328-8960.

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