By Wyatt Goolsby
ODESSA - Kaleb Ward is like any other Odessa sixth grader. He likes video games, football, and reading. On january 20th, however, Kaleb will be able to claim something not a lot of West Texas students can - He's going to see a Presidential Inauguration.
"Kaleb has just always been a bright, smart child," his mother, Candi Ward, said.
"I'm excited," Kaleb said. "I want to see the monuments and I want to see Lance Armstrong and see them talk."
A special invitation from the National Young Scholars Program has landed Kaleb on a plane towards Washington, D.C.
"He will be going to the inaugural ball, to the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue. He'll be taking some monuments tours. He'll get to take a tour down the Potomac River," Candi Ward explained.
Ward told NewsWest 9 good grades at Gonzales Elementary and two teacher recommendations sent Kaleb to an academic summer camp, which left every student with an invite.
"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for Kaleb," Candi Ward said.
And while Obama wasn't his pick in the 2008 election, Kaleb said he's looking forward to the opportunity.
"It seems pretty fun, I think i'll like it," Kaleb said.