YPSILANTI, Mich., April
students at South Pointe Scholars Charter Academy learned just how powerful
their voice can be when they wrote a letter to President Obama—and he wrote
the help of their teacher, Laura Demsky, the students wrote the letter in
February just before Presidents’ Day. They had been studying the presidency and
decided to thank President Obama for his service.
did something similar with letters to veterans and their family members when
studying our moral focus virtue of gratitude in November so the students were
well versed in expressing their thanks,” said Demsky.
March 10, a large manila envelope arrived at the school addressed to Ms.
Demsky’s class with the return address of The White House. Inside the envelope, students found a letter
from the president thanking them for their letter of gratitude and autographed
pictures of the first family.
students were very excited to see a letter from the White House and expressed
disbelief they would receive something from someone so important.
The president has a very important job and he wrote a letter to our class!”
remarked Benjamin Kucharski.
Casey Dergis said, “I can’t believe that the actual president signed a letter
said she hopes that her kindergartners learned that no matter how young you are
your voice can be heard and you can make a difference in someone’s life.
Pointe Scholars Charter Academy is a free public charter school serving
students in young 5s through eighth grade.