G-A students talk about Obama

January 09, 2009

Editor's note: President-elect Barack Obama will be inaugurated as our 44th president on Dec. 20 in Washington, D.C. Ginny Lays, executive director of the Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation, asked four Greencastle-Antrim High School students to share their feelings on the Obama presidency.

Perry McLaughlin, GAHS junior

"I think the Obama presidency is a great thing because it gives hope to all ethnicities that anyone can become president. It shows how much our country has grown from segregation to a black president."

Kimberly Repp, GAHS senior

(1 month short of being able to vote)

"It's a great thing that Obama has been elected but I am concerned that if anything goes wrong, Obama will get the blame because of his race. George Bush has done a lot of bad things but no one attributes his race with being a bad president."

Cody Wilt, GAHS senior

(Won't be eligible to vote until this summer)

"I would like to think Obama has what it takes to fix the country, but I feel that he was elected more because of his race than his qualifications. The only thing I can do is pray for Obama and our country."


Tura Schultz, GAHS junior

"I feel blessed to be living in a time when race does not dictate whether you can be president. If I had been old enough, I definitely would have voted for Obama because I feel that he has the knowledge and integrity to bring hope to America in this time of economic crisis."

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