ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KSDK) - About 90 students from the Parkway School District are on their way to the nation's capitol trip of a lifetime.
"I am so excited," said sophomore Holly Morrison. "I've been waiting since our first informational meeting at the beginning of the first semester. Now, it's finally here."
This is her first inauguration, but she knows what to expect.
"My sister went the year before and she said it was just an awesome experience and was so fun," she said. "But I'm also excited because we're going to get to see Washington DC. I think it's going to be a lot of fun."
Holly's mom, Liz, is one of the teachers who organized the trip.
"As a government teacher, this is like the pivotal government teaching experience for kids to get them to be able to go to the inauguration," said Liz Morrison.
She organized the trip to the 2009 inauguration, too.
"Last time, it was really cold, really crowded, but really exciting," she said.
This year she's expecting much smaller crowds, but the same excitement.
"It's really an exciting experience for the kids because not only will we see the presidential inauguration, but we will go to the capital building. We'll go to the monuments. We particularly stop at like the World War II Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, and also get to see history as well," said Liz Morrison.
They're staying about 25 to 30 minutes outside of DC, and will take a commuter train in on Inauguration Day.
So they're getting a history lesson up close and a lesson in public transportation.
If you'd like to follow their journey, you can like their group on Facebook, "Parkway Inauguration 2013."