POSTED: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 5:35pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:22pm
The events in Washington D.C. offer a great lesson to young Americans from the comfort of their classroom. Students crowded around TV's and some had a rally in the cafeteria all of them getting the chance to see Obama live on the big screen.
First through Third grade students, at Ysleta's Del Norte Elementary School, sat and watched as the 44th president was sworn in. Down the hall, sixth graders took a break from their history lesson and witnessed history as it happened.
"Every time, you say or anyone says African American or Black president, I feel goose-bumps, I feel really really like wow! what's going to be next?" sixth grader, Gerardo Ceniseros said.
The students at this school say they can relate to Barack Obama because of where he comes because of his family history and his upbringing.
"Most of us in this school aren't rich, we are just the same as Barack Obama, I don't think he's different in any way," sixth grader, Sonya Aragon said.