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Last night President Obama addressed members of congress.  Obama spoke candidly on the ongoing crisis America faces.  The highlight of this eloquent speech was Obama singling out a young girl by the name of Ty’Sheoma Betha, an eighth grader from South Carolina.  Bethea wrote a letter addressed to congress, asking for money for her school that has deplorable conditions. 

 

 The President quoting Bethea’s letter:

I think about Ty’Sheoma Bethea, the young girl from that school I visited in Dillon, South Carolina – a place where the ceilings leak, the paint peels off the walls, and they have to stop teaching six times a day because the train barrels by their classroom. She has been told that her school is hopeless, but the other day after class she went to the public library and typed up a letter to the people sitting in this room. She even asked her principal for the money to buy a stamp. The letter asks us for help, and says, “We are just students trying to become lawyers, doctors, congressmen like yourself and one day president, so we can make a change to not just the state of South Carolina but also the world. We are not quitters.”

This morning Bethea interviewed with ABC’s “Good Morning America” Bethea expressed that she was inspired to write the letter because she thought too much money stimulus money was going to people who already had enough.

If you missed the it.  Watch now… Bethea has the best seat in the house, she’s standing next to Michelle Obama…

 

 

 

 

 

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