Tamaqua Teen Will See Inauguration

TAMAQUA — Alexandra Miller is not your typical high school senior. The teenager from Tamaqua pays close attention to politics, has a slew of awards and letters from politicians, and she’s heading to the Presidential Inaugural Conference.

“I feel really excited. I feel like it’s a privilege and it’s taken a lot of work from both my end and my parents end to get this far and I’m grateful to have family and friends to help me along the whole way,” Alexandra said from her home Wednesday.

Miller earned the trip through a national scholar group. She will head to the Capitol to watch Barack Obama take the oath of office and celebrate at a ball. Thanks to a shopping trip with her mom, she has a new dress for the occasion.

“We’re going to get the hair done, we’ve already got the dresses and the shoes. We’ve got all that stuff. That’s easy, now we just have the packing and we’re good!” said Alexandra’s mother, Margaret.

Miller will be in Washington D.C. for five days and will get a chance to meet several politicians. She has been to the nation’s capitol before, but never for anything this star-studded and exciting.

“All 2,000 kids that are at the conference are going to be able to mingle and meet politicians and the chair of the Nobel Prize is going to be there,” said Miller.

Alexandra Miller will leave for the conference Friday night.

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