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Henderson Co. students heading to the Presidential Inauguration

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Henderson Co. students on a previous trip to Arlington National Cemetery. Source: Henderson County Schools Henderson Co. students on a previous trip to Arlington National Cemetery. Source: Henderson County Schools

In a couple weeks, nearly 100 Henderson County middle and high school students will get to witness some important American history.

95 students from South Middle School and Henderson County High School will travel to Washington D.C for the Presidential Inauguration.

Henderson County Schools says students have taken educational trips to Washington D.C. each year for the past several years. Some students tell 14 News since it's an inaugural year, this trip especially will be one they'll always remember. 

South Middle School 8th grader Dezney Darche says she's excited to be boarding a bus with her classmates next Wednesday to witness the inauguration of President Barack Obama.  

"That's something that I've always wanted to experience and now I'm actually getting to go," Darche said.

South Middle School Principal Ryan Reusch tells us that Mac Grace made these trips possible for students when he worked as a counselor at the school and continues the trips now that he's retired.  

"They can see how the government works and everything. It just adds another dimension to their learning," Reusch said.

"I think we'll be better prepared for what we're going to see in the future," said Maxwell Furgoson, a student going on the trip. 

Henderson County Schools says the trip's itinerary includes visits to several museums, Arlington National Cemetery, and possibly even a tour of the White House.

"Getting to meet new people that maybe you've never met before and seeing what they have to say about that, can really interact with them," Darche said.

Reusch says he has some great memories of his own middle school trip to the nation's capital. He's glad that now his students have that same opportunity.  

"Just to be there, it's something that they'll never forget," Reusch said.

14 News was told Henderson County students have attended each inauguration starting with President Reagan.

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