ANDOVER, Kan. (KSNW) – From waking up and having the opportunity to witness the inauguration of President Donald Trump, to experiencing the Women’s March in D.C., several students in Andover were honored to be a part of history.
“I was just glad that I could go,” said Andre Kurait, Andover senior. ” I got to learn a whole bunch of stuff and experience something I’ll remember for the rest of my life.”
Kurait made memories with 19 other students who all made the trek to D.C. to take part in history. Andover High School’s social studies teacher started this trend back in 2005. He believed any student that was interested in politics should have the opportunity to attend the inauguration.
“I thought it could be really cool to vote for the person I would see,” said Alex Bunting, Andover High senior. “But then when I saw my choices, I wasn’t very happy with them so, I actually didn’t vote for either. I wrote someone’s name in.”
The students stayed through the weekend which allowed them the chance to witness the Women’s March in Washington.The students said the march had more people then the actual inauguration.
“They were coming out of the streets. They were coming out of the subway, and you could hear the roar of the rally across the mall,” explained Andover High School’s Vice Principal Amanda Grier. “It really was something, especially for our students that have never seen a protest.”
The students didn’t actually march in the rally but they were still excited to see the process.
“Seeing that many people come together around so many different causes; you could just feel the community among the people there.” said Andover High Junior Makenzie Martine. “I just thought it was incredible”
For the students that didn’t have a chance to hop on board this year, the school will offer the trip every four years to incoming juniors and seniors.