This is an excerpt from an article originally published by the Greenwich Time.
In so many ways, both good and bad, the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Vice President Kamala Harris was remarkable...
“Biden, he’s a man of faith and a practicing Catholic,” Pipher, 18, said. “He mentioned unity in his speech today, and I think as a young person that was really inspiring, especially during this time of such disunity.”
Pipher watched the inauguration live at school via her laptop. Elsewhere, at Sacred Heart’s Upper School, students could view the events in the auditorium. At the Middle School, parts of the inauguration were shown in the afternoon, with the viewing delayed out of a fear of possible violence.
Nevertheless, it was an especially important event for Sacred Heart students, Head of Middle School David Olson said.
“As an all-girls Catholic school, this is a big day for us,” Olson said. “We had Joe Biden, who is a practicing Catholic whose faith seems super-important to him. And then we had Kamala Harris, the first female vice president.”...
Pipher, who wasn’t able to vote in the last election, said she has seen her peers become increasingly interested in national politics. And more than anything, she came away from Inauguration Day feeling inspired.
“I hope despite everyone’s differences in these past couple weeks that we can really rise above it and grower to grow as a country and make positive change and reform,” she said.