Inauguration big hit with local teacher

Rocklin educator shares Washington D.C. experience
By: Bridget Jones, Special to The Placer Herald
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Last week’s presidential inauguration ceremony was very close to home. Carrie Zanetti, a fifth-grade teacher at Cobblestone Elementary School in Rocklin, said the inauguration was something she and her husband just had to see, and she was glad to be able to help her students experience the event through a blog she kept during the trip. “I didn’t have tickets,” Zanetti said. “My husband and I decided we were going to go back and see it because it was historic. So we just went for it. To share it with my class, that was huge. If I had the opportunity to go, I was going to make sure they could share it.” Once the ceremony began, it was impossible for the crowd to look away, Zanetti said. “It was just so moving,” she said. “We were captivated. We were watching the big overhead TV screen, and you couldn’t take your eyes off the moment really. It was historic. It was super powerful.” Zanetti said she was overjoyed that even though it was bitterly cold and everyone was crowded together, people from all over the world were interacting for the event. “It was just incredibly peaceful and happy and it was such a diverse crowd,” she said. “We met people from Australia and Ireland and Germany, as well as from all over the United States. It was a very international occasion.”