Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

KUDOS.(Youth Express)

LOCAL STUDENT AT INAUGURATION: Phara Forsythe, a senior at La Cueva High School, participated in the Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference from Jan. 16-21.

Selected for "exemplary performance in the classroom and an interest in leadership," Forsythe witnessed George W. Bush's inauguration as 43rd president of the United States.

"The Presidential Youth Inaugural Conference is prepared to provide bright students like Phara Forsythe with a front-seat view of what happens in Washington, D.C., as one president passes the torch to the next," according to Mike Lasday, executive director of the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, the organization that sponsors the conference. …

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