Guyanese student to attend Obama inauguration

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.

Darren Jordan
Darren Jordan

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.

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