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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