Twenty-eight (Mississippi State University) students will attend the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama Tuesday through the Stennis Montgomery Association, a bipartisan political group on campus.
Marianna Prather, SMA vice president for community relations, said students with the most points at the end of the semester get to visit Washington, D.C.
“We get various points throughout the semester for different activities we are involved in through the Stennis Montgomery Association,” Prather said.
The Stennis Institute of Government sponsors SMA, she said…
… Besides attending the inauguration, the group will be involved with other activities to get the full experience of Washington, D.C.
Whitney Holliday, SMA president, said the group will be meeting with prominent Mississippi natives that will help them network for the future.
“We will meet with the Mississippi delegation and Mississippi congressmen, along with MSU lobbyists and military leaders,” Holliday said. “We will also be hosting a reception for MSU alumni, so the students on the trip can meet people in the area and network for the future.”
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