Lee, Collier County students leave to the Capitol for DeSantis inauguration

Some lucky students are headed to Tallahassee Sunday to witness history. They will be at the state house when Gov.-elect Ron DeSantis is inaugurated Tuesday.

Collier County students boarded buses at 4 a.m. Now, Lee County students are boarding buses, too, as they anxiously await to experience a part of history.

"I never got a chance to meet a governor -- this is so exciting," student going on the trip said. Photo via WINK News.
“I never got a chance to meet a governor — this is so exciting,” said a student going on the trip. Photo via WINK News.

The selection process was done through principals at participating high schools. The administrators selected two college bound students who are actively involved in their school.

The selection gives dozens a hands-on history lesson. The students will see DeSantis place his left hand on the Bible as he raises his right hand and repeats the approximately 63-word oath of office, effectively becoming Florida’s 46th governor.

Later on, the students will also have a tour of the State Capitol building and historic landmarks from District 80 State Representative Byron Donalds.

Students said, this trip is an opportunity of a lifetime.

Lee County School Board Member, Melisa Giovanneli, said she hopes the trip will inspire the students to get out and vote in future elections.

“The opportunity to see our government at work and see how important it is to have that in place and hopefully inspire them to be our future leaders,” Giovanneli said.

Reporter:Janae Muchmore
Writer:Michael Mora
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