Churchill Junior High School student Matthew Miskanic is heading to Washington.
Miskanic will attend the Presidential Inaugural Conference in Washington D.C. Miskanic was nominated by his former Social Studies teacher, Herbert Peluzzo, to take part in the the National Young Leaders Conference (NYLC) which made him a candidate to attend.
During the five-day program, the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference will provide scholars with a deeper understanding of the history behind the electoral process and the rich traditions surrounding the Presidential Inauguration.
“The High School Presidential Inaugural Conference will provide students with an opportunity to take part in historic events that coincide with the Inauguration of the President of the United States,” said Marguerite Regan, Dean of Academic Affairs for the Presidential Inaugural Conference. “Something that is really wonderful about so many young people gathering in Washington, D.C. for this event is that it will provide them a chance to become more familiar with and attuned to the president who will govern the United States over the next four years. We certainly hope this will inspire the next generation of leaders.”
High School Inaugural Scholars will have the opportunity to meet with historians, political experts and leading decision makers to discuss campaign strategy and presidential politics. Inaugural Scholars will attend a special viewing party and luncheon where they will watch on large screen televisions the grandeur of the inaugural parade, as the President, Vice President and their families make their way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol Building to the White House. To further commemorate Inauguration Day, scholars will attend an exclusive Gala Inaugural Celebration just for them.