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Tristan Farquharson, 12, holds his invitation Tuesday to the Middle School Presidential Inaugural Conference, scheduled for January 2013 in Washington, D.C. The incoming Craig Middle School seventh-grader will have the opportunity to watch as President Barack Obama is sworn in for a second term or Republican Party challenger Mitt Romney takes the oath of office.

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CMS seventh-grader to attend inauguration in Washington, D.C.

The words “Presidential Inaugural Conference” glistened in gold against the invitation’s dark blue background. At first, Tristan Farquharson didn’t know what to think. “When I figured out that I got to go, I was really excited,” the 12-year-old said. “But yet, then again, I was like, ‘Somebody from Craig is actually going to this?’” Tristan said with awe in his voice.


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