Area high school students finally get tickets to inauguration

Parents watch as students from local schools board a charter bus heading to Washington, D.C., early Wednesday morning. The group is traveling to see President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration and other sites. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

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Parents watch as students from local schools board a charter bus heading to Washington, D.C., early Wednesday morning. The group is traveling to see President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration and other sites. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

School officials accompanying dozens of area high school seniors who traveled to the nation's capital for Friday's presidential inauguration said they finally have enough tickets to attend the historical event.

Students from Madison, Carlisle, Miamisburg and Butler Tech traveled in charter bus 500 miles to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday but did so with more than two dozen still needing tickets.

Staffers in Congressman Warren Davidson’s office (R-Troy) came through by supplying the remaining tickets, said A.J. Huff, spokeswoman for Madison Schools and one of the adult volunteers accompanying the 33 students on the trip.

“At the end of the day, we are all here to serve our constituents, and we are honored for the opportunity to help them in this way,” said Davidson’s communication director Alexei Woltornist. “We hope they leave Washington having learned more about principles enshrined in our Constitution that make our nation great.”

The students arrived safely late Wednesday afternoon in D.C. and began a whirlwind tour of numerous capital sites, museums, memorials and other attractions during their three-day stay.

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