HOUSTON – Seth Christensen woke up extra early to make sure he didn’t miss his flight. He was one of 750 students selected for a special educational seminar on the inauguration and was flying out to Washington.
"Everybody is going to be in Washington D.C. and I’m going to be in the middle of it all," said Christensen.
The 20-year-old may be witnessing history this month, but he actually has some big plans for his future.
"My ultimate goal is public service, and to be a leader in the community, in the state and in the nation. Hopefully, one day I’ll be the President of the United States. That's my ultimate goal," said Christensen.
Christensen is a former junior college student body president.
At 19, Christensen became one of the youngest realtor associates working in Brenham. He also applied and was recently accepted to Texas A&M., and last summer he interned for Congressman Mike McCaul where he finagled a couple of tickets to the inauguration.
At his young age, he has learned quickly to make the most out of chance encounters. With his flight and inauguration tickets in hand, he's just been accepted to the Washington Center Student Seminar on the inauguration.
He was in Washington last summer interning, and now he's headed back for the ten days leading up to Barack Obama's inauguration. While there, Christensen will learn from the likes of Bob Schieffer, CNN and ABC News senior correspondents and many others.