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Americus student going to presidential inauguration

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AMERICUS, GA (WTVM) -

Next week, when President Obama takes the oath of office, one South Georgia middle schooler will be there to see it in person.

Ledelle Josey is a seventh grader at Staley Middle School in Americus. 

He's one of hundreds of students at the school -- but he's the only one going on a field trip to Washington D.C.

When Josey got the news that he had been chosen by the people to people ambassador program, he couldn't believe it.

"I was actually really happy, my mom was happy for me...I was actually speechless," he said. "It's a big thing and I'd love to see it. It's something I can tell my children and grandchildren."

Josey says his parents and grandparents put aside money to help him do something special someday, never imagining that it would be seeing the first African American president get inaugurated for a second term.

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