12/31/2012

History teacher Shana Watson and civics teacher Brendan O'Kelly will accompany 19 of their students from Baton Rouge's Mentorship Academy to Washington, D.C., next month for President Barack Obama's second inauguration and a few busy days soaking up history in the nation's capital. The trip is part of the Smithsonian Institution's Student Travel program, but the funds needed for the experience were raised by the students. "It's civics in action," O'Kelly said.

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