The President and First Lady are hosting the 137th annual Easter Egg Roll today, a White House tradition full of music and activities. Throughout the day, more than 35,000 visitors will pass through the South Lawn and have the opportunity to get active with the First Lady’s Let’s Move initiative, listen to stories, and even pick up some healthy eating tips from special guest chefs.
Six of these visitors began their journey to the White House by writing a letter to the President. Every day, the President reads 10 letters from Americans all across the country and takes time to write some of these letter-writers back. Jordan, Jaylon, Rodney, Sofia, Zach, and Annikah are students who not only received a response from the President, but also got an invite to this year’s Easter Egg Roll.
Meet these six special guests and read their letters to the President:
Seven-year-old Jordan wrote to share some good news with the President. In his letter, Jordan told the President that he’s getting adopted. After having been a foster child for six years, Jordan says he has finally found his "forever family."
I have two dads named Jeremy and Matt that are keeping me forever. I know you can’t come to my adoption, but I wanted to tell you thank you for everything that you are doing to keep me safe.
Sofia wrote the President to tell him why women deserve to be on coins and bills. She even sent the President a list of suggestions that included Anne Hutchinson, Rosa Parks, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Harriet Tubman. Sofia also added some drawings of the women and their impressive accomplishments.
I think there should be more women on a dollar/coin for the United States. Because if there were no woman there wouldn’t be men. Also there are many women that could be on dollars/coins for the United States because of the important things they have done.