Sen. Kane Congratulates Local Student On Plans To Attend Presidential Inauguration

January 12, 2009

Senator Rob Kane (R-32) offered his congratulations to Seymour Middle School student Timothy Rinkerman on being chosen to participate in the People to People Presidential Inauguration program.

Timothy, an eighth grader, recently returned from a People to People program trip to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. He was chosen, along with other returning People to People travelers, to witness the swearing in and inaugural address of President-elect Barack Obama in Washington, D.C. on January 20th.

People to People International was founded in 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to promote cultural understanding and world peace by helping to make it possible for people from around the world to interact with each other. The organization, headquartered in Spokane, Washington, offers programs for students, educators and professionals.

“Timothy learned a great deal during his People to People program trip to Europe, and I am sure that he will benefit just as much from his trip to witness the inauguration of President-elect Obama. This is an opportunity of a lifetime, and I wish him all the best. Imagine all the information he will be able to share with his classmates when he returns. I am sure that his family and friends must be very proud of him,” said Senator Kane, adding that Timothy Rinkerman is 13-years old.