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Local students head to inauguration

Posted at 6:24 PM, Jan 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-18 20:26:18-05
In just a few days, all eyes will be on Washington D.C as President-Elect Donald Trump gets sworn into office. 
 
While many will be following the inauguration closely - Students from Flowing Wells School District will be witnessing the event from the National Mall.
 
The Flowing Wells "Arizona Senators" have been fundraising and preparing for their school trip for the past 8 months. 
 
The school trip to the East Coast has been a yearly tradition for thirty years. 
 
Students, like Gaby Diaz says, "it's important because we're learning about government in the first quarter and we can learn more about it when we go on the trip and we can see how one office trades to the other."
 
Thirty Four 8th graders will be witnessing the historical event on Friday, January 20th. 
 
Elyse Miller says, "I'm just really excited to see the transition of power from one President to the next."
 
Justin Lewis, 7th grade Social Studies teacher says what's really unique about the United states Government is the peaceful transition of power with the inauguration. 
 
The students will put what they have learned in the classroom to good use and go on a trip they will never forget. 
 
The students will travel to Washington D.C. to tour the White house, the Capitol building and see the monuments in person. 
 
They will then head over to Philadelphia and Gettysburg. 
 
Their last stop will be New York City where they will visit the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the 911 monument and enjoy the Lion King on Broadway. 
 
The students leave Tucson on Wednesday night.