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Former Head Girl Georgina Williams in Washington D.C.

Georgie shares her experience of attending the inauguration of President Trump last week.
Georgina Williams at President Trump's inauguration
Georgina Williams at President Trump's inauguration
Presidential Inauguration Summit  
by Georgina Williams
 
This trip was the most challenging, thought provoking and difficult thing I have ever done in my life. I loved it. Being able to witness history, no matter what your political preference, race or gender, is incredible and I am proud to say I tolerated the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump.
 
I was invited to go to the Inauguration due to my participation in the Global Young Leaders Conference in the July of 2016. This was an incredible experience allowing me meet people from all over the world, many of who I am still in contact with. 
 
Being someone with strongly opposed views to the majority of the people there, I found it an incredible learning experience to discuss and see an entirely different thought process and lifestyle.  However, it was the first time in my life where I felt my views and opinions where threatened, as I have been lucky enough to live in a society where my views are accepted. It was as a result of this trip I truly began to understand the meaning of standing up for what you believe, no matter the level of controversy. Throughout the conference I conversed with many other students of a similar age to me but with very different views to myself. As a result of this I was able to listen to other opinions and the reasoning behind them.
 
One aspect of the trip that certainly had a profound effect on me was the level of the divisions formed between the citizens of America. This was very evident on the day of the Inauguration. They’re were people contributing to the classic U.S.A chant and a few cheers in the far off distance cheering for Hilary Clinton. In the same area there where people who had all sorts of political views and who hated each other because of it.
 
Other than the Inauguration I was able witness some incredible speakers. This included Colin Powell, Spike Lee and Malala and Ziauddin Yousafzai. It was incredible to see such inspirational people speak all giving their own unique perspectives on contemporary issues. My favorite speaker was Abby Wambach, an American retired soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. She was truly inspirational and passionate about her subject matter and it motivated me to stand up for what I believe in.
 
 
 

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