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Damonte Ranch Students to Attend Obama Inauguration

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Next week thousands of people will be in Washington, D.C. for President Obama's inauguration including some Damonte Ranch High School students.

55 students along with a few teachers and parents are hopping on a plane Friday morning for Washington.

For $2,200, any Damonte Ranch student could make the trip to see the inauguration live.

For months, the students held fundraisers to raise money. And they say -- this was an opportunity they just couldn't pass up.  

"Seeing the president inaugurated, there's so much history and background, and then seeing all those people at the same time in place going to watch this. I just thought, couldn't miss it," says Amanda Tietjen.

Teachers at Damonte Ranch hope this is a once in a lifetime experience for the kids. They say being in Washington to see the inauguration live -- truly brings history alive.

"Senator Reid secured a capital building tour for the kids. So we have a capital building tour with Senator Reid. Senator Heller got them amazing tickets to view the inauguration," says teacher Chad Sawyer.

The kids are getting a good deal on the trip. The $2,200 pricetag covers the costs for transportation, a hotel room as well as food and entertainment.

Written by Adam Rasmussen 

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