Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Wemimo, U of M, Crookston student from Nigeria, will participate in Obama's inauguration

  • He worked with president's campaign, then sent in one of 50,000 applications to participate in Jan. 21 event.
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  •     Abbey Wemimo isn’t sure what he’ll be doing at President Obama’s inauguration on Monday in Washington, D.C. All the international student from Lagos, Nigeria, a senior at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, knows is that he’s been invited to volunteer during the inauguration preparations, and he was thrilled to accept.
        Wemimo worked on Obama’s re-election campaign and subsequently submitted an application to be part of the inauguration. Approximately 50,000 similar applications were submitted.
        Wemimo is set to graduate from UMC in the spring.