Area students headed to presidential inauguration | Events
Area students from Donaldsonville and Baton Rouge are headed to the nation's capital this weekend to attend the presidential Inauguration.
President Barack Obama will be sworn in on Jan. 21 for his second term.
Beautiful Black Girls, a mentoring program in Baton Rouge, will be leaving Friday.
The group includes six girls along with family and friends, a total of 55 people.
“What an awesome event it will be for our girls to experience not only this historical moment, but just being exposed to the nation’s capital to see the city and how things work,” said the group’s founder Frances Boyd Farlow. “This trip will be something they will never forget.”
Also, five Donaldsonville High School students will be attending the ceremony. They will be leaving Saturday.
"I'm really excited about it and real anxious to get there," says Ronald Comeaux, the senior class president. "Knowing that I will be in the vicinity of the president and many of our nation's leaders is really overwhelming."
The other students include Michael Favorite, junior class president; Jason Williams, 10th grade president; Kalynn Jupiter, president of the Student Advisory; and Alia Woods, Beta president. The students were chosen for their leadership in school and the community.
Principal Esrom Pitre and Community Liaison Wanda August will be chaperoning the students.
“It's an honor to actually be able to take the kids and see the excitement on their faces,’ Pitre says. “I wish we could take more kids.”
In addition to the inauguration, they will also tour the various museums, the Pentagon, and other sites.
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