Cleveland students celebrate history with ‘Her Story, My Story, Our Story’ for Inauguration

Wade Park Elementary School students celebrate Vice-President Kamala Harris

Cleveland students celebrate history with ‘Her Story, My Story, Our Story’ for Inauguration

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) -They say when history is happening, you document it.

“It was important to me that we didn’t allow the moment to happen, and it just pass by,” said Honey Bell-Bey, Cuyahoga County Poet Laureate. “Her story, my story but all of our story, it’s all of our victory,” she said.

Wednesday morning, students at Wade Park Elementary School gathered on their “pick-up” day to celebrate Vice-President Elect Kamala Harris.

Principal Dr. Lee Buddy Jr. told 19 News the students have been researching Inauguration Day.

“Some of the questions that have stemmed from it are: well, why hasn’t there been a female vice-president so far” he said.

They commemorated the occasion with sparkling cider, cupcakes, and a gift bag with a custom made t-shirts, pearls, and a pink mask.

Honey Bell-Bey was the distinguished speaker.

Her Story, My Story, Our Story at Wade Park School for Inauguration Day
Her Story, My Story, Our Story at Wade Park School for Inauguration Day (Source: WOIO)

“It’s worth being celebrated, not just for her, but you know what it tells me, whatever it is that you want to do, you can do it,” she said.

Some of the ladies wore Chucks and Pearls, like 5th grader Ma’Ryah.

“Yes, because we’re supporting her today, so we dressed like her,” she said.

With photographers at the ready, they snapped photos to mark the occasion.

Just before noon, they toasted.

“Something special. This is the first vice-president that’s a woman,” said 8th grader Ayanna.

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