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Having a ball at inauguration

Saturday, January 26, 2013

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Sikeston Junior High School students pose for a picture Monday evening while attending a student inaugural ball hosted by EF Education First Smithsonian Student Travel Tours. Twenty-four Sikeston students along with four chaperones visited Washington, D.C., where they toured the White House, several landmarks and attended the 57th Presidential Inauguration.
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Local students get first-hand view of history

leonnah@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- They had to wake up at 4 a.m., hike two miles to get there and stand in the bitter cold for several hours, but a group of Sikeston students said it was all worth it to witness the 57th Presidential Inauguration.

Twenty-four seventh and eighth graders from Sikeston Junior High School along with four adult chaperones visited the nation's capital to see President Barack Obama sworn in on Monday, and they also used the opportunity to soak in some U.S. history.

"It was great -- just the fact of being there," seventh grader Cam King said about attending the inauguration. "I didn't care who was getting inaugurated; it was a memorable experience."

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