By Richard Freedman
The nation’s newly-minted and celebrated poet laureate, 23-year-old Amanda Gorman, inspired many adults with her “The Hill We Climb” inauguration message.
Christina Moore hopes Gorman’s words are equally admired by Robert Semple Elementary’s 460 students.
Moore, the Benicia school’s sixth-year principal, barely waited for Gorman to finish her presentation before rushing an excerpt from the historic poem onto Semple’s vintage marquee: “There is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.”
“Not only has this generated some great interest, we might be getting a new marquee out of it,” said Moore.