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Jenks High School students react to the change at the nation's capitol

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 23:03:03-05

JENKS, Okla. — Instead of taking notes or preparing for a test Wednesday, some Jenks High School students watched President Joe Biden's inauguration.

Mrs. Henry, who teaches U.S. history and sociology, said it was important for her students to watch because they will shape the country in a few years.

“They’re all going to be voters in our next election," Henry said.

Henry told her students to write down the top five things President Biden promised to the American people during his speech.

The answers were not shared, but several students spoke about what they want from the incoming president.

10th grader Ryder Patterson said he wants Biden to repair the damage of the pandemic.

“Restoring the economy because we know COVID kind of ruined that," Patterson said. "That would be awesome to see.”

11th grader Kate Fritts wants a country united.

"I think the unrest and divide that Trump's term created in our county should either be lessened or even an end maybe,” Fritts said.

Fritts said as a young female American, she believes she can now do anything because of Vice President Kamala Harris' achievement.

"They’re inspiring lots of young women around the world to do whatever they want to do, when they can,” Fritts said.

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