Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Estes Hills First-Grader Receives Letter from President Obama

Estes Hills Elementary first-grader Sanaa received a special delivery from the White House this week after writing a letter to President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama last spring.

As a student in Ms. Claire Ross’ kindergarten class last year, Sanaa wrote an essay about President Obama. The class had been studying opinion writing, and the students were asked to write about a topic of their choice. Sanaa chose to write about why she loved President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and her country.

“I was so blown away with such a young person having such huge ideas and understanding that I told her we would have to mail it to him,” said Ms. Ross. “He needed to read it!”

This week, Ms. Ross received a large envelope from the White House addressed to Sanaa, which contained a signed letter and pictures from the President. Ms. Ross presented the package to Sanaa and spoke with her first-grade class about how important it is to write and read and share your ideas.

“I am so proud of her. She is going to do great things,” Ms. Ross said.