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Kamiakin High School Students Attending Obama's Inauguration

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It's predicted that between one and five million people will be in Washington D.C. for President Elect Barack Obama's Inauguration.
Some lucky Kamiakin and Southridge High School students are travelling to D.C. Friday night.
They say the crowds may get a little stressful but won't take away from the experience. While there the students will go to an inaugural ball with 3,000 other high school students.

"I was a huge Obama supporter for the election trail and I just watched the whole thing and as soon as November 4th when he was elected I just wanted to go on the trip," said Collin Bampton, Junior at Kamiakin.

For most of these students this is one of the most important things they will have experienced in their lives so far and they're not even old enough to vote.

"I'm really excited to see the White House because I've only seen pictures and I thought it would be cool to go there," said Rachel Boatright, Kamiakin Junior.

The students are flying out of Spokane with three teacher chaperones.

"It's one of the most historical things in the United States, and I will be going with a bunch of kids my age," said Chris McClaim, Kamiakin Junior.

They say while there they are not going to be studying, but will somehow be ready for finals when they get back. They also are receiving one high school credit for going to the inauguration.