Nicholas Solis’s 4th grade class received quite a surprise when they returned to Hillcrest Elementary this school year, a letter from President Barack Obama was waiting for them! Last year, the students participated in Pens with Purpose, a letter-writing program Mr. Solis developed in order to get his kids writing with a specific audience in mind. Mr. Solis’ students wrote to writers, leaders, musicians, and artists asking them how writing has affected their lives. As a result, President Obama wrote the class back and included an autographed photo and a special note for Mr. Solis thanking him for his work as a teacher! While the students from Mr. Solis’ 2015-2016 class may have moved up a grade level, they aren’t done making memories just yet. The students can’t wait to see who responds next!