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Moffat County High School student council members Nicole Ferree, front right, Caitlin Harjes, front left, Derek Maiolo, back right, and Abigail Gonzales, recently began raising funds to attend the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.

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It’s been called a chance of a lifetime and a trip to ignite life-long passions. It’s also an event few people get the opportunity to experience live, and in person. Between George Washington and Barack Obama only 44 people have been elected to the highest office in the land, serving 56 terms in more than 223 years of U.S. presidential history. Last week a quartet of Moffat County High School leaders began a fundraising campaign in hopes of attending the 57th presidential inauguration in January. “We’re all involved in government obviously, but I’ve been involved at the state level for the last year and I’ve gotten a lot out of that experience,” said Nicole Ferree, 16, MCHS student body president. “Even thinking about government at the state level, it doesn’t compare to what goes on in Washington D.C. I think it would be so interesting to expose myself to it and learn about government at a national level.”

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