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Students Experience Presidential Inauguration With People to People.



WASHINGTON -- Six-hundred students from throughout the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area.  and across the globe are gathering this week in for the People to People Presidential Inauguration, a unique conference program offering insight and access into the 2005 Presidential Inauguration. They are accompanied by a team of 100 educators and program coordinators.

The students, all alumni of People to People Student Ambassador Programs and conferences, have been preparing for the Inauguration for months. Their educational materials have provided them with background on the U.S. government, the election process and the Electoral College electoral college, in U.S. government, the body of electors that chooses the president and vice president. The Constitution, in Article 2, Section 1, provides: "Each State shall appoint, in such Manner as the Legislature thereof may direct, a Number of Electors, . They participated in their own online presidential election, in which the victory went to President George W. Bush.

On Jan. 20, the students will attend the Inauguration Ceremony and will enjoy highly coveted cov·et  
v. cov·et·ed, cov·et·ing, cov·ets

v.tr.
1. To feel blameworthy desire for (that which is another's). See Synonyms at envy.

2. To wish for longingly. See Synonyms at desire.
 bleacher bleach·er  
n.
1. One that bleaches or is used in bleaching.

2. An often unroofed outdoor grandstand for seating spectators. Often used in the plural.
 seats during the afternoon Inaugural Parade. More than 400,000 people are expected to line Pennsylvania Avenue Pennsylvania Avenue is a street in Washington, D.C. joining the White House and the United States Capitol. Called "America's Main Street," it is the location of official parades and processions, as well as protest marches and civilian protests.  for the parade, and of them only 40,000 will be seated. That evening the students will participate in a formal Inaugural Ball. Such exclusive access and hands-on learning opportunities are the hallmarks of People to People educational journeys and conferences.

Other activities planned for the students, ages 13 to 18, include a visit to Mount Vernon Mount Vernon, estate, United States
Mount Vernon, NE Va., overlooking the Potomac River near Alexandria, S of Washington, D.C.; home of George Washington from 1747 until his death in 1799.
 and Monticello, the historic estates and gardens of Presidents George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, respectively. They will receive a certificate of achievement and a special book about the event, and a commemorative medallion from Mary Jean Eisenhower MARY JEAN EISENHOWER, the granddaughter of Dwight D Eisenhower has worked to develop and expand the mission of People to People International [PTPI]. Eisenhower became the Chief Executive Officer of PTPI in January 2000 and still holds this title. , CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of People to People International and granddaughter of the organization's founder, President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Eisenhower founded People to People during his presidency to foster world friendship and understanding. Conferences such as the People to People Presidential Inauguration fulfill this mission by developing young leaders and promoting their understanding of domestic and international affairs.

As with all of our programs, the safety and well-being of every participant is our number one priority. For this reason, People to People Student Ambassador Programs, coordinator of the People to People Presidential Inauguration, does not release the names or contact information for any students on our programs.

People to People Student Ambassador Programs is headquartered and based in Spokane, Wash., and employs 200 people.
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