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Published January 17, 2013, 03:21 PM

Local Student to be Part of Inauguration Ceremony in Washington

A University of Minnesota Crookston student will be part of President Obama's inauguration festivities on Monday.

By: David Schwab, WDAZ

A University of Minnesota Crookston student will be part of President Obama's inauguration festivities on Monday.

Abbey Wemimo is senior at UMC and he's been invited to Washington to volunteer in preparations for the ceremony.

Wemimo, who is an International Student from Lagos, Nigeria worked on Obama's presidential campaign. He recently submitted an application to be a part of Monday's event and was accepted. He says he has been inspired by Barack Obama's achievements, and being at the Inauguration is something he can tell his grandchildren about.

Abbey doesn't yet know what duties he will be performing for the swearing in but says he will be at Monday's speech.

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