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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -
50 students from Dougherty and Terrell Counties will head to Washington Saturday night to attend President Obama's inauguration.
The excited students and their parents know it's a rare opportunity and they hope to take away valuable life lessons.
The students are ecstatic to have the chance to see President Obama sworn into office for a second Term.
"I remember watching it on TV and wishing I was there. Now that I have a chance to go, I'm ready to see the first African American President being sworn in for the second time," said Merry Acres Middle schooler Myles McCoy.
"I'm very excited. When I was first asked, I didn't think twice about it. I was like yes, I'm ready to go. Put my name down," said Terrell High student Damonie McRae.
Terrell County Middle School principal Fred Polite is one of many parents who helped organize the trip.
"I think it's going to be a lifetime memory for them. Going to an inauguration, that was something unheard of years ago for our kids," said Polite.
These students say they know they'll witness history, especially 8-year-old Madison McCoy, who is one of the president's biggest fans.
"My heart is going to be beating fast and I'm so excited to see the president in real life," said McCoy.
All of the students agree that making the trip to DC will be a life changing event, giving them hope that they can accomplish what seems impossible considering the president made history by being the first African American to hold the office.
"It'll teach me anything is possible and I know if one person did it, I can do it too and he's my motivation for when I get older," said McRae.
"I hope to learn a lot and one day maybe I can become the president," said Madison McCoy.
And that's exactly why parents wanted to make sure these students could witness history.
"I hope that they take away that anything is possible. Whatever dream they have, they can achieve it," said Polite.
The journey begins Saturday night as their bus pulls out of Albany around 10:30.
Polite says there is still room on the bus for a few more students. You can reach him at (229) 291-4212.