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Whitesboro students head to D.C. for Presidential Inauguration

By LEXIE O'CONNOR

MARCY, N.Y. (WKTV) - 21 Whitesboro high school students will be traveling to Washington, D.C. this weekend to see the Capitol and witness the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. The group of seniors, juniors and one sophomore honor student will drive down with two of their American History Teachers.

"I can't wait I'm so excited. I've been looking forward to this since I signed up last January," said Taylor Fadrowski a senior at Whitesboro. "I can't wait to be part of such a big event in history."

In Washington, D.C. the students will hear President Obama's inaugural speech and also take in all the sites of the Capitol, something the students and teachers are looking forward to.

"It gives my self as a teacher the opportunity also to be able to stand in front of my students and describe first hand exactly what Washington looks like, what the monuments are, I can describe the whole process to them from the stand point of I've been there," said Kevin Powers an American History Teacher and chaperone on the trip.

The students will be on the National Mall to witness the swearing in ceremonies of the President and Vice President, the inaugural speach and the parade following it.

They will also be given a private tour of the Capitol thanks to Congressman Richard Hanna and his staff.

"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity and something I'll be able to tell my kids about," said Taylor Fadrowski. "I've never been to D.C. before but I know the history surrounding it and to actually be there in person and to have that visual, I think it's going to be an incredible opportunity."

The students with chaperones will leave 4 am Saturday morning and then return Tuesday night.

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