Local kids attend inaugural festivities in D.C.

NEW BERLIN – Though he’d really like to be an exotic plant botanist, architect or technical engineer when he grows up, Unadilla Valley student Stefan Foster said he wouldn’t mind being a pilot on the side.

The sixth-grader recently learned a lot about piloting from one of the world’s best: Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon and pilot of Apollo Mission 11.

“He told me everything about what it was like to be an astronaut and a pilot,” the youth said.

Foster and two other Chenango County youths attended President Barack Obama’s inauguration festivities in January and have returned with memories of a lifetime and loads of inspiration.

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