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Kids write letters to President Obama

Members of the Largo/Mid-Pinellas Democratic Club held a mentoring session earlier this month with about 45 members of Brenda's Kids at the Greater Ridgecrest Branch of the YMCA. The children wrote letters to President Barack Obama, the nation's first African-American president. • Rich Piper, president of the organization, gathered up the letters and sent them in a package to the White House.

Here are some letters from members of Brenda's Kids:

• • •

Dear Mr. President,

I am 15 years old and my name is Reginald Lavone Moore, and I appreciate what you are doing for us and our community. You also do so much and you accomplish as much as you can. You are a hard worker and you are a big change to the world.

Also my favorite sport is basketball and I know that is your favorite sport also. You and LeBron James are inspiring to me. You are a hard worker and Le­Bron James is very good in basketball and I hope one day to be like you and him.

I participate at my local YMCA every day of the week to play basketball. I feel special to have you as my president, so thank you for all that you have done. I really do appreciate what you are doing.


Reginald Moore, 15

Ninth grade, Largo High School

• • •

Dear President Barack Obama,

My name is Alazae, and I'm in middle school attending Largo Middle. I'm 13 years old in the seventh grade. I am from Florida.

I appreciate that you are making the world a better place. It's exciting that you are the first African-American president. You have a beautiful family.


Alazae Gibson

Seventh grade, Largo Middle School

• • •

Dear President Obama,

Thank you for being our president. I want to visit the White House and meet your daughters and dog.

My name is Jordan Williams. I am 6 years old. I am in first grade in Largo, Fla. I wish you could do more for the children of Haiti and all over the world.


Jordan Williams

First grade, Mildred Helms Elementary

• • •

Dear President Barack Obama,

I am Tazon Wright and a true American citizen.

I want to become a famous singer so I can sing for your next inauguration. I want to let you know I live in the Tampa Bay area. Thank you for working on health care reform because the less fortunate side of my family needs it.

I just want to know why did you send people to drill holes in the Gulf of Mexico because I like the beaches?

Please respond.


Tazon Wright

Seventh grade, Largo Middle School

• • •


I'm Tiarryn Bryant and I am a part of Brenda's Kids. I go to Frontier Elementary School.

People are spreading rumors that you are going to make school on Saturday. I don't believe it, though. If it is true, then I object. Oh, the bright side I'm glad you are the first African-American president.

Helping Haiti was really nice. I wish someday I can be like you and be the first African-American woman to be president!


Tiarryn Bryant

Fourth grade, Frontier Elementary

Kids write letters to President Obama 05/25/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:43pm]
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