University City High School students prepare to leave for Washington D.C. to watch President Obama's second inauguration on January 18, 2013.
By Sharon Stevens Education Reporter
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KSDK) - Some University City High School students will be bearing witness to history in Washington, D.C.
Twenty-six students and nine adults will be attending President Obama's second inauguration, with all expenses paid.
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The UCity group has an early flight Friday morning and a jam-packed four days ahead of them.
The students won the trip by winning an essay contest at school. Sen. Clarie McCaskill provided the tickets to the event, and other local businesses and community members are helping as well.
During the trip, the students will visit various museums and monuments, including the Washington, Lincoln, and King memorials. They are most looking forward to seeing the president being sworn in for the second time on Monday.
The students will also get the chance to attend one of the many balls that will be held on Monday evening.