Third-graders need help to attend Obama inauguration - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Third-graders need help to attend Obama inauguration

Posted: Updated:
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -

A group of third graders from Henry County have been invited to President Barack Obama's inauguration.

Fifteen students from Stockbridge Elementary School are saving up for their big trip and they could use your help.

A group of third graders from Henry County have been invited to President Barack Obama's inauguration. Fifteen students from Stockbridge Elementary School are saving up for their big trip and they could use your help.

When President Obama took the oath of office four years ago, the 8-year-olds were still in pre-school. Now they're embarking on a trip to participate in history.

"We'll actually get to see the President take the oath and see him, not just on television," said Jordynn Shirley, a student at the school.

The students are the best and brightest of Stockbridge Elementary. They are called ambassadors for their leadership role in the school. While they appreciate being able to witness the inauguration, they are also excited by the pageantry of it all.

It won't be all red carpets and fancy parties. The students will get an up close and personal lesson on American history.

"We will get to learn more in social studies and we will get to see a lot of things that a lot of other people haven't really seen before," said Giancarlos Bryant.

Christina Freeman, a math coach at Stockbridge, said she's excited about the trip.

"For them to say that they were there and they experienced it and they know what it truly means to be a part of the United States of America," said Freeman.

The children's families will have to come up with more than $1,000 each to cover the cost of the four-day trip. To help, visit http://www.gofundme.com/1ijw00

  • More Local NewsMore>>

  • 2-year-old drowns in Paulding Co. pool

    2-year-old drowns in Paulding Co. pool

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:29:17 GMT
    Authorities are investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old Paulding County boy.
    Authorities are investigating the drowning of a 2-year-old Paulding County boy.

  • Missing Tyrone teen located in Florida

    Missing Tyrone teen located in Florida

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:26:14 GMT
    Police in Florida have located a 13-year-old runaway from Tyrone, a city south of Atlanta.
    Police in Florida have located a 13-year-old runaway from Tyrone, a city south of Atlanta.
  • Man shot dead outside South DeKalb Mall

    Man shot dead outside South DeKalb Mall

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:39:41 GMT
    A man has been charged with murder after a shooting outside South DeKalb Mall on Wednesday evening.
    A man has been charged with murder after a shooting outside South DeKalb Mall on Wednesday evening.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices