It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 32 high school students in SUNO Upward Bound program
A group from Southern University New Orleans (SUNO) is in Washington, D.C. to attend the 2nd Inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Thirty-two high school students enrolled in the Upward Bound program at SUNO and their chaperones traveled to the nation's capitol over the weekend. They hope to catch a glimpse of the President along the parade route.
"Unfortunately, we were not able to get tickets for the activities, so we will actually be along the parade route," says Marques Armant, the group's academic adviser.
"It's just a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for them to witness an inauguration of a president, and particularly President Barack Obama," says Andrell Washington-Edwards, director of Upward Bound at SUNO.
Washington-Edwards says the students are thrilled and excited. While there they plan to visit colleges and universities in the D.C. area and hope to visit museums as well.
Upward Bound is a federal program that helps eligible high school students prepare for college.