Whiteville students write letters to President Obama
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If you could ask President Obama to do certain things while in office, what would they be? Second graders at Whiteville Primary School are writing letters to our new president explaining exactly what they want to see in the future. For the past week, 2nd graders from Whiteville have been learning all about President Obama and Tuesday’s inauguration. "I didn't know that Obama had two little girls," said Nicholas Archie. The students have also been writing President Obama letters requesting that he accomplish specific tasks while in office. "Obama, please help the orphans find good homes,” said seven-year-old Matthew Jenkins. Ben Hester added, "Improve the economy so we can get more jobs, keep our nation clean." Their teacher, Ms. Tonya Pait, said their requests were very different from students in years past because these kids are being directly affected by many of these issues. "They see in their neighborhoods the crime that is their neighborhood and they see people that they recognize that might have been arrested their parents might have lost their jobs, and many are affected because they have family in the military serving overseas or that might have lost their lives." Now the kids wait and hope President Obama can make their requests become a reality. The letters will be mailed to the White House. The kids are hopeful that they'll get a response.

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