I was very excited when I first heard that my editor Dante
assigned me to cover the Inauguration Day. But when I arrived in Washington, D.C., on Saturday my weekend got even better.
Being at the inauguration is very important to me because it
completes the election cycle I have been writing about since the primaries. I’ve
learned a lot about the issues and the candidates in the process, and
witnessing the President taking the oath of office will be the final page in my
My excitement doubled when I heard that I would also be
covering the Kids’ Inaugural Concert, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden. The
concert took place on Saturday before the inauguration and it highlighted
support for the military spouses and children. Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Fun.,
Brad Paisley, and host Nick Cannon performed for a huge audience at the
My dad and I arrived
two hours in advance to pick up our credentials, talk to some young spectators, and take in the atmosphere. I was so eager to hear the music and see all of the
entertainers, I could hardly contain myself! The venue was absolutely packed
with thousands of excited kids who felt just like me.
Just as the show was about to start, I received a message
from Dante that Wolf Blitzer wanted to interview me live on CNN’s The Situation
Room. Although I was sad that I didn’t get to see the concert, I was very much
looking forward to this new opportunity.