Some local college students are among a group from Campbellsville University that will travel to Washington, D.C., for Monday’s presidential inauguration.
Three groups will be attending, including the Phi Alpha Theta history honor society, a sociology group and a political science group.
Local students attending include Kaylynn Best and Candace Thomas, both of Harrodsburg; Daniel Wiechart of Danville; and Aly Bryant and Allysyne Lockhart, both of Lancaster.
Technology will be a big factor of the trip. The students plan to tweet during the inauguration using the username @CUPhiAlphaTheta and #CUinDC. They will also be uploading videos and pictures regularly so that others can follow their trip.
Dr. Lindsay Anderson, assistant professor of sociology; Dr. Shawn Williams, assistant professor of political science; Christine Cundiff, secretary for Division of Social Science and secretary for Division of Science; and Dr. Wendy Davis, associate professor of history, are leading the trip.
The Phi Alpha Theta group will be staying in Washington, D.C., for six days full of historic sightseeing. They have rented a house in the city and plan to be busy the entire trip.
Davis hopes the trip will allow the students to see the importance of their role as politically active and aware individuals. "I hope (this trip) brings home the need to be more politically active ... and to have a stake in the future as adults," Davis said. "We are so proud to be a part of all of this, especially the history students ... There are hundreds of years of history there."