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With Obama, De’Vonna Solemnly Swears

by | Jan 21, 2009 8:21am () Comments | Commenting has expired | Share
Posted to: Election 2008

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As a new president took the oath of office, an eighth grader with big dreams raised her hand in Fair Haven and recited the words along with him.

De’Vonna Gray was sitting, not standing, in the auditorium of Fair Haven School, not the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

But she was saying the same words Barack Obama was uttering up on the auditorium screen as schoolchildren from Fair Haven to Jakarta interrupted their daily routine to watch history being made.

Click here to continue reading Paul’s report or click here to read Melissa’s report from the celebration at the Omni last night.

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