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Boys Across Grades Engage in Discussions Surrounding Inauguration Day

Boys across grades engaged in various discussions and activities surrounding the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, and Vice President Kamala Harris, who represents many firsts for our country: first woman vice president, first Black vice president, and first vice president of Indian descent.
Upper School Boys of Color at Allen-Stevenson (BOCAS) welcomed Alumni Mentors Clarence Agbi ‘02, Paul Coverdale ‘98, Ralph Rella ‘93, and Brandon Ramcheran ‘99 to discuss a variety of topical questions like: What do you think President Biden should say in his inaugural speech to unify the country? Why do you think that would help? The entire Upper School watched highlights of the inauguration later in the afternoon.

Assistant Middle School Head and History Teacher Ben Neulander talked to his Sixth Grade Section about the different Bibles used during past and present inaugurations and introduced the boys to the Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman, who read a poem she wrote for the occasion.

In Lower School, teachers used Morning Meeting as a time to educate boys about the inauguration. Ms. Sur’s second-grade class watched an educational video clip on inaugurations and discussed the significance of having the nation’s first female, Black, and South Asian Vice President.
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