A Belle Chasse High School freshman with dreams of one day holding public office will witness history this week at the presidential inauguration, according to a report.
Peyton Pipher, 14, was chosen to be a high school delegate with the Envision Presidential Leadership Summit after one of his teachers secretly nominated him, WWL-TV reported. Pipher will travel to Washington, D.C., for Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday, along with 2,500 other teenagers from 30 countries.
While in Washington, Pipher and the other delegates will hear many different speakers, including Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, director and actor Spike Lee, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, businesswoman Carly Fiorina and soccer player Abby Wambach. He will also attend the inauguration and one of the inaugural balls.
Pipher told WWL that the delegates include students “from every political view, from every ethnic group, everything you can think of.”
Ahead of the students’ trip, the summit sent an email that the 14-year-old called “heartwarming.”
“It said, ‘Remember we’re all human beings and that we’re coming to this to work together, to collaborate,” Pipher told WWL. “Put your political differences aside and let’s have a good experience.”
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Pipher, whose long list of extracurricular activities includes running track, writing and publishing a novel at age 11 and being elected as a National Junior Beta Reporter, also joined a summit committee to write a new health care policy. If his team’s proposal wins, it will be presented to Congress and the new president, WWL reported.
Pipher told WWL that if he sees Trump at the inaugural ball he attends, it will “make the experience 100 times better than it already is.”