Tim Messersmith, a U.S. history and civics teacher at Peninsula High, stands Jan. 13 with some of the students he ecorted to Washington, D.C., to attend the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump. From right: Lissa Racette, 17, Peninsula; Payton Schneider, 16, Bellarmine Prep; Holly Lake,17, Peninsula; Jamie Freeburg, 16, Bellarmine Prep; Taggart Messersmith, 12, St. Nicholas Catholic School; Kourtney Roberts, 17, Peninsula High and Tim Messersmith. Not pictured but also attended the event will be Bailey Turner, 17, Peninsula and Karly Ward, 18, Bellarmine Prep. Photo taken in Purdy.
Tim Messersmith, a U.S. history and civics teacher at Peninsula High, stands Jan. 13 with some of the students he ecorted to Washington, D.C., to attend the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump. From right: Lissa Racette, 17, Peninsula; Payton Schneider, 16, Bellarmine Prep; Holly Lake,17, Peninsula; Jamie Freeburg, 16, Bellarmine Prep; Taggart Messersmith, 12, St. Nicholas Catholic School; Kourtney Roberts, 17, Peninsula High and Tim Messersmith. Not pictured but also attended the event will be Bailey Turner, 17, Peninsula and Karly Ward, 18, Bellarmine Prep. Photo taken in Purdy. Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com
Tim Messersmith, a U.S. history and civics teacher at Peninsula High, stands Jan. 13 with some of the students he ecorted to Washington, D.C., to attend the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump. From right: Lissa Racette, 17, Peninsula; Payton Schneider, 16, Bellarmine Prep; Holly Lake,17, Peninsula; Jamie Freeburg, 16, Bellarmine Prep; Taggart Messersmith, 12, St. Nicholas Catholic School; Kourtney Roberts, 17, Peninsula High and Tim Messersmith. Not pictured but also attended the event will be Bailey Turner, 17, Peninsula and Karly Ward, 18, Bellarmine Prep. Photo taken in Purdy. Drew Perine dperine@thenewstribune.com

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