A Largo middle school student has been invited to attend Monday's Presidential Inauguration in Washington, DC.
Grayson Barnard, an eighth-grader in the Center for Gifted Studies at Morgan Fitzgerald Middle School, told Pinellas County Schools she's excited to see history.
“I feel very honored that they chose me to come and that I have the opportunity to go,” she said in a story on the school district's Newsroom blog.
Grayson’s mother, Stacey, said the 13-year-old was invited to take part because of her participation in the Junior National Young Leaders Conference program in 2010.
She's also attending the five-day Middle School Presidential Inaugural Conference, where outstanding middle school students will learn more about the history of the electoral process and past inaugurations.
President Barack Obama will be sworn in for his second term on Monday, Jan. 21.
Read more about Grayson Barnard's upcoming trip in the PCS Newsroom blog.