Michael Bligiotis, an eighth grader at Thomas Hunter Middle School, will join middle school students from across the nation to take part in the Inauguration of President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C.
During a five-day program, the Middle School Presidential Inaugural Conference will give Inaugural Scholars a deeper understanding of the history behind the electoral process and the rich traditions surrounding the Presidential Inauguration.
"The Presidential Inaugural Conference will provide students with an opportunity to take part in historic events that coincide with the Inauguration of the President of the United States," said Dr. Marguerite Regan, Dean of Academic Affairs for the Presidential Inaugural Conference. "Something that is really wonderful about so many young people gathering in Washington, D.C., for this event is that it will provide them a chance to become more familiar with and attuned to the president who will govern our country over the next four years. We certainly hope this will inspire the next generation of U.S. leaders."