Riemer, who has an interest in being an investigative journalist, is thrilled about attending the inauguration.
How many people can say they turned 18, voted, and then they went to the conference, and then watched the president swearing on Lincolns bible? Its so exciting.
Kerilee Neita, 14, a freshman at Miami Killian Senior High School, will also attend the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference.
When Kerilee received the application her mother, Desmin Neita, 45, hesitated because of the programs $3,195 cost.
But she changed her mind.
When you think of what they can achieve from it in terms of college, scholarships and the exposure, and also to learn more about the history of this country, said Neita, who works for a timeshare company in Kendall. Those are some of the reasons why I said, Lets sacrifice and let her do this.
Neita received some financial support from St. Matthew Episcopal Church in Kendall, the church the family attends.
Im very privileged to have this chance, Kerilee said. Not many kids have said that theyve gone to the inauguration at only 14 years old and they know so much about politics already.
Neita bought two more tickets, one for herself and a second for her other daughter, Kimberley, 17. The girls father lives in Jamaica.
It doesnt matter what age you are, you should be involved with whats going on because thats going to affect you, said Kimberly, who followed the elections with her mother and sister. You get older and you end up knowing whats going on and you want to be involved in that.