Ten Carol City High School students are taking a historic trip to the White House on Tuesday and will participate in the official State Arrival Ceremony of the Prime Minister of Australia.
Their trip to Washington, D.C. will be a historic one as the students will get the chance to meet President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden.
“This memory is going to insert a page in our book,” said Florida State Senator Shervin Jones.
Local 10 News spoke with Jaylen Chance, a student at Carol City High School, who says the trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the students to get an education outside of the classroom.
“I aspire to be the president when I grow up, so this trip really means a lot to me,” Chance said.
The students, who were selected by teachers for their leadership qualities, are being sponsored by various community groups.
On Tuesday, they will get a chance to represent their community and show that hard work and dedication to academics can lead to great opportunities.
“It is not how you start, but how you end,” said Sophia Nodarse, a student at CCHS. “Something I never imagined was being able to go to Washington, D.C. and meet the president.”
School leaders told Local 10 News that the all-expenses paid trip seeks to empower students and let them know that the sky is the limit.
“We are the future,” said Nodarse. “I am the future, and we are the future leaders of America.”