Donaldsonville High school students attending presidential inauguration | Community Spirit
Five Donaldsonville High School students will be attending the Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Jan. 21. President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term.
The students will be leaving on Saturday, Jan. 19.
"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.
“I hope it will inspire our students,” Pitre says.
The trip is being paid for through donations from organizations at the school, local businesses, and community leaders.
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