Inauguration 2017: Local students arrive in Washington

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Southwest Ohio students are arriving in Washington, D.C. for the Inauguration of Donald Trump.

Students from Oakwood High School and Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati were on a flight this morning from James M. Cox Dayton International Airport to Washington, D.C. Students from Springfield left today, too.

Sixteen-year-old Oakwood students Kate Connolly and Elizabeth McGrath said they were excited to attend the swearing-in tomorrow.

“It’s going to be a big event in history, and I get to see that with my own eyes so it’s very exciting,” McGrath said.

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Students and Springfield government teacher Zach Raines are shown at James M. Cox Dayton International Airport before heading to Washington D.C. Thursday for the presidential inauguration. Contributed photo

Students and Springfield government teacher Zach Raines are shown at James M. Cox Dayton International Airport before heading to Washington D.C. Thursday for the presidential inauguration. Contributed photo

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Students and Springfield government teacher Zach Raines are shown at James M. Cox Dayton International Airport before heading to Washington D.C. Thursday for the presidential inauguration. Contributed photo

“I kind of expected Hillary Clinton to win, as much of the world did, so I was expecting a bit of a different situation,” Connolly said.

This is the third inauguration trip for Oakwood High School. The school sent 15 students, and there were seven Moeller students on the flight.

A small group of Springfield High School students are making the trip to Washington D.C. to watch President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Friday.

Springfield government teacher Zach Raines is taking three students on the trip to the nation’s capital. The students will get a chance to see Arlington Cemetery, many monuments and landmarks in D.C. and watch Trump getting sworn in as president of the United States.

Staff Writer Parker Perry contributed reporting.

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