In January 2013, Mikayla Lloyd along with other outstanding middle school students from across the United States will take part in a truly American celebration: the inauguration of the president of the United States.

During the five-day program, the Middle School Presidential Inaugural Conference will provide Inaugural Scholars with a deeper understanding of the history behind the electoral process and the rich traditions surrounding the presidential inauguration.

Mikayla is the daughter of Davie Lloyd and an eighth grade student at the Apalachicola Bay Charter School, where she is an A student, current president of Student Council, and captain of Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She enjoys singing with Undefined, studying music, playing soccer, swimming and hanging out with her friends.

She was extended this special opportunity exclusively due to her status as an alumna of the National Young Scholars Program (NYSP). At the conference, Mikayla and her fellow alumni will be honored as distinguished young leaders and accomplished students.

“The Presidential Inaugural Conference will provide students with an opportunity to take part in historic events that coincide with the Inauguration of the President of the United States,” said Dr. Marguerite Regan, dean of academic affairs for the conference. “Something that is really wonderful about so many young people gathering in Washington, D.C. for this event is that it will provide them a chance to become more familiar with and attuned to the president who will govern our country over the next four years. We certainly hope this will inspire the next generation of U.S. leaders.”

In addition to participating in inaugural events and festivities, scholars will have the opportunity to explore the numerous historic sites and memorials in our nation’s capital, as well as participate in activities designed to expand their knowledge of democratic principles and the presidential election process.

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