Local boys are part of inauguration

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When Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday, two Switzerland County Middle School students were on hand to witness history.

Sixth graders Tyler Teel and Christian Stogsdill attended the inauguration as part of the Young American Scholars program.

The boys traveled to Washington, D.C. with their mothers, and the boys roomed together during the program.

The boys left on Friday, needing to be in the nation’s capital by 6 p.m. on Saturday evening. There was a series of events and activities for the students in the program leading up to their attendance at the inauguration.

According to Richard Lock, Tyler Teel’s stepfather, the group stood on the steps of the Capitol Building during the inauguration ceremonies, and after wrapping up their trip, are expected to return to Switzerland County today (Thursday).

The boys will return to Switzerland County with many memories of the historic day, and have already been invited to attend various meetings around the county and share their thoughts and observations with groups.

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Editor’s note: Watch next week’s Vevay Newspapers for more from the boys on their trip to Washington, D.C.