Paxinosa Kids Said Pledge For Biden
Four students from Easton's Paxinosa Elementary opened the vice president's speech this week.
For most kids, saying the Pledge of Allegiance is just a regular part of any school day.
However, not every student says the pledge before an audience of hundreds and hundreds of people, one of them the Vice President of the United States.
But the Paxinosa Elementary Students who found themselves doing that Wednesday night say it was no big deal.
"We sing for chorus for the whole school, so it's not really that much more," said Easton third-grader Ariana Allen, one of four students who led the pledge prior to Vice President Joe Biden's speech at Lafayette College.
Her classmate, Kaivon Fitzpatrick -- also of Easton -- had his own trick: "You just focus on your parents," he said -- he could see them from the stage -- and that made it easier.
The kids -- a fourth student, fourth-grader Makyla McGaghey, wasn't available for this interview -- were picked on the day of the speech after the college asked Paxinosa for some students to say the pledge, said Vice Principal Hector Bonilla.
The students didn't get to meet Biden -- "security risks," Fitzpatrick explained gravely. Talking about the evening in the Paxinosa main office, he and classmate Na'kai Carew of Palmer Township seemed just as excited to have spotted Easton Mayor Sal Panto.
Had they gotten a chance to meet the vice president, the students said they all would have told him it was an honor to meet him.
"And 'thank you for all you've done for our country,'" Carew added.