President Barack Obama speaks about exports, jobs, and the economy, Wednesday, July 7, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A 10-year-old northern Kentucky girl who
wrote a letter to the president about improving public education
says she liked that he mentioned her during a national speech.
President Barack Obama on Thursday quoted Covington fifth-grader
Na'Dreya Lattimore during his education reform speech to the
centennial convention of the National Urban League in Washington,
The Kentucky Enquirer reports that the straight-A student had
written to Obama in December, saying she needed him to help fix a
system she saw as broken.
In return, she received a hand-written postcard from Obama.
On Thursday, he quoted from her letter when he closed his
speech, saying: "We are not black, we're not white, biracial,
Hispanic, Asian, or any other nationality. We are the future."
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
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