Fourteen Pittsburg High School students plus a teacher were in Washington D.C. today to attend the presidential inauguration.
The social science students and their teacher, Gary Wolgamott, left Pittsburg on Saturday morning for the nation's capital.
Since then they've seen the changing of the guard, the president's motorcade and President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden lay wreaths at the Arlington National Cemetery.
This morning they woke up at 4:15 to head out to watch the inauguration from the National Mall, about eight blocks from the capital.
Wolgamott says getting to show the students in person what they've been learning in class is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
"Most of these students have been learning about the American government and how the system works," says Wolgamott. "We take a look at pictures and videos of Washington, but it adds a whole different perspective when they're able to go and see and sometimes touch and witness these events in person. It just adds a lot of relevance."
The group expected to be at the Smithsonian all day today and will leave for Pittsburg tomorrow evening.