Tandem Students Join Quaker Students across the Country in Online Inauguration Program

On Wednesday, January 20, Tandem Friends students in grades 7-12 participated online in a special inauguration program hosted by the Friends Council on Education. Entitled History Behind Us, History Ahead of Us - This Moment in Time, the pre-inauguration programming featured commentary by Dr. Rodney Glasgow, Head of School at Sandy Springs Friends School in Maryland. Close to 1000 Friends School educators and students joined Glasgow as he reflected on the end of the previous four years and the beginning of the next four years. Glasgow's remarks, which he called 'looking back to look forward,' were followed by the livestream watching of the inauguration together. After the ceremony, there was time for worship and reflection.

Students on campus watched in small groups with their advisors, and students who were remote could join in from home with the link. It was an exciting moment in history to share together and enthusisam was high. There was even an impromptu inauguration parade on campus by some of the students. What a great opportunity to participate in and reflect together on history in the making on so many levels as we watched democracy and the peaceful transition of power in action.