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SETX students visit DC for inauguration

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Dozens of Southeast Texas students witnessed history as they traveled to Washington, D.C. for the Presidential Inauguration on Monday.

16 students from West Orange Stark proudly stood in the National mall watching President Barack Obama take the oath in his second term of office.

It's an oath of office that will go down in history and in the memory of WO-S senior Daryl Bush. Bush tells 12 News he proudly waved his American flag as the president took the oath of office. He says his favorite part of the inauguration was President Obama's address and seeing Beyonce' sing.

Speaking on education in his address, History teacher Diztorsha Lavan agrees with the president when he remarked teachers need to equip all children for the future. She tells 12 News education is important for all children across the country.

Also getting a quick glimpse of the president's motorcade were the students from West Brook, Kelly, Marshall Middle School and Hardin Jefferson ISD. Senior at West Brook, Caroline Owens, says the motorcade passed right by their tour bus. Owens says it took everyone by surprise and that excitement filled the air.

This group of student's spent the week visiting the capitol's landmarks.

West Brook Director of Student Activities, Kristi Fusilier, says their schedule has been packed since they arrived in DC. Fusilier says they plan a trip to the nation's capitol once every four years during the time of the presidential inauguration.

When 12 News spoke to Fusilier Monday, the group was at Mount Vernon, one of Fusilier's favorite places.

Students at WO-S also had coffee with Senator John Cornyn during their trip.

The students and staff tell 12 News this field trip will be a great memory that will last a lifetime.

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