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Kentucky girl's letter to President Obama shared with nation

The letter, written by Na

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,
D.C.
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."
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Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com

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