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Henderson student chosen for presidential inauguration

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Ten Nevada residents have been selected to attend the 57th Presidential Inauguration of President Barack Obama next month.

Sen. Harry Reid's office sponsored a drawing, giving Nevadans across the state a chance to attend the event in Washington for free.

"I think it will be really fun to go again," said winner Evan Ringer.

The 12-year-old Henderson resident is one of the selected winners. He will soon be packing his bags to get a history lesson outside of the classrooms.

"That's very cool. We went in 2009. We had a great experience being in the city but we didn't make it into the ceremony, so that was disappointing," said Evan's mother, Jennifer Ringler.

The seventh-grader says witnessing Obama's first presidential inauguration was an experience. Unfortunately, he didn't get to see much.

"There was a lot of people in front of us and behind us and there were too many people to fit. We ended up in an area called the purple tunnel," said Evan.

The family decided to enter their names into Reid's drawing this year, hoping to have better luck. On Monday, Ringler's name was chosen from 5,000 submissions.

"It will be magical. To see him standing there with his wife and his daughter. His family and the senators and the vice president. All of them there will be magical," added Jennifer Ringler.

"It would be really exciting to see the most important man in the country speak and get elected again," said Evan.

Out of the 10 names Reid selected, five are from Las Vegas, one is from Henderson, two are from Reno, one is from Carson City and one is from Baker.

More winners are expected to be selected next week.

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