WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A year ago, half a million people were in Washington D.C. to watch history in the making as Barack Obama was sworn in as the first African-American President of the United States.
Several dozen students from New Hanover High School's lyceum program were at the event and say it was a day they will never forget.
Senior Bea Strobl said she wrote about the Inauguration in one of her college essay, explaining how it helped her to understand the process.
"To be able to experience history - it's amazing," said Strobl.
The school's lyceum program sponsors a trip to the nation's capital every year. This year's lyceum junior class will head to D.C. in the next few weeks.