A 19-year-old Guyanese student at the University of Toronto has been selected to attend the historic inauguration of US President Barack Obama on Tuesday in Washington DC.
Former School of the Nations student, Darren Jordan, will be honoured for five days as a young leader and will participate in activities commemorating the presidential inauguration and the transition of power, a release stated.
Among those activities are the University Presidential Inaugural Conference and a Black Tie Inaugural Ball.
According to a letter dispatched to his parents, Winston and Charmaine Jordan, the release said, Darren was selected based on his leadership skills demonstrated at the Global Young Leaders Conference in July 2007.
The letter read: “On behalf of the 366 members of Congress on our Honorary Congressional Board of Advisors, I would like to extend my congratulations on this extraordinary recognition of Darren’s achievements and the special character he demonstrated at GYLC. You should be very proud.”
The release added that his hosts are confident that he will gain a deeper understanding of the history behind the electoral process in the United States and will be inspired by the richness of tradition surrounding the inauguration.