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Mariah Martin, a sophomore from Glenwood Springs, was named to the Hesston College honor roll (3.50 to 3.89). She is the daughter of Lauren and Kim Martin.

Located 30 miles north of Wichita, Hesston College is the two-year liberal arts college of Mennonite Church USA.

In January 2013, Frederica Young, a sophomore at Coal Ridge High School, will join outstanding high school students from across the United States and around the world who will take part in a truly American celebration – the Inauguration of the president of the United States of America.

During the five-day program, the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference will provide scholars with a deeper understanding of the history behind the electoral process and the rich traditions surrounding the Presidential Inauguration.

“The High School Presidential Inaugural Conference will provide students with an opportunity to take part in historic events that coincide with the Inauguration of the President of the United States,” said Marguerite Regan, dean of Academic Affairs for the Presidential Inaugural Conference. “Something that is really wonderful about so many young people gathering in Washington, D.C., for this event is that it will provide them a chance to become more familiar with and attuned to the president who will govern the United States over the next four years. We certainly hope this will inspire the next generation of leaders.”

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High School Inaugural Scholars will have the opportunity to interact with historians, political experts and leading decision makers to discuss campaign strategy and presidential politics. Inaugural Scholars will attend a special viewing party and luncheon where they will watch on large screen televisions the grandeur of the inaugural parade, as the President, Vice President and their families make their way down Pennsylvania Avenue from the U.S. Capitol Building to the White House.

To further commemorate Inauguration Day, scholars will attend an exclusive Gala Inaugural Celebration just for them. For additional information on the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference, visit

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