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100 Days in Appalachia: Frankfort High Band 'Marching for Their Country'


It’s clear many of the adults living in Appalachia are focused on what the new president can do for the economy here, but they’re not alone. Young people also have their own concerns about Trump.

Students from Frankfort High School in Mineral County marched in the inaugural parade Friday in Washington, but before they left, they shared their thoughts about President Trump and their role in performing at his inauguration.

The story is a part of West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s collaborative reporting project, 100 Days in Appalachia. 

The audio was collected by Nancy Andrews and Justin Hayhurst and produced by Dave Mistich. For more on the Frankfort High School band and to see their portraits, visit