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Letters to President Obama


Emilia, Charlotte, North Carolina

April 16, 2015

Dear President Obama,

My Name is Emilia [...]. I am eleven years old and I live in Charlotte North Carolina. I just wanted to tell you that I saw your 2015 NCAA bracket pick and I beat you. You are a great president, just not the best bracket picker.



The President's Response

June 17, 2015

Charlotte, North Carolina

Dear Emilia:

Thanks for your letter about my bracket picks this year. You’re right—when it comes to my basketball bracket, I don’t have the best record!

In addition to helping keep me honest, your note gave me the sense you're a talented young lady with some serious potential. Always remember that nothing is beyond your reach as long as you are willing to set your sights high and put your best effort into everything you do. I expect big things—and great brackets—from you in the years ahead!


Your friend,

Barack Obama