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Bay Ridge

Swearing in

Huzza, huzza to freshman Ronald Honka, Jr. The lucky SOX (Son of Xaverian) was invited to attend the second inauguration of President Barack Obama.

The fortunate scholar was invited to attend the auspicious occasion in Washington because of his long membership in the Congressional Youth Leadership Council. As a member of the elite club — since third grade, mind you — of future Dems and Reps, our pal Ron not only watched the 57th president of our nation being sworn in on a stack of bibles, but he was then invited to attend a speech by former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice at the National Air and Space Museum.

After the speechifying, Rice invited Ron, out of thousands of students, to take a snap with her.

Our pal Ron was verklempt at the opportunity, gushing to Standing O, “It was very nice, but chaotic and cold,” you betcha, son. “There were more than 800,000 people there and I was very proud to be a part of such an important day.”

Xaverian High School [7100 Shore Rd. at 71st Street in Bay Ridge, (718) 759–5728].

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