Most Active Stories
- Successful Entrepreneur Paul Cummings & Foundation Leader Cordell Carter Team Up to Launch TechTown
- City of Chattanooga Designates 140-Acre Downtown Area as 'Innovation District'
- Pentagon's Money-Saver: U.S. Troops To Leave 15 European Sites
- Start It Up Ep 10: Why a Good Bookkeeper Matters and Chattanooga's Filmmaking Community is on Fire
- Douglas Tallamy: Why Home Gardening 'Transcends the Needs of the Gardener'
Around the Nation
Fifth-Grader Skips School To See President Obama
Originally published on Mon June 4, 2012 1:27 pm
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Young Tyler Sullivan will be returning to class this morning with a note explaining why he skipped school on Friday. The fifth grader had gone with his dad to a Honeywell plant outside Minneapolis where President Obama was speaking. When the president shook Tyler's hand, he said you must be missing school. And then he promptly penned a note to the teacher on paper with the presidential seal: Please excuse Tyler, he was with me. Signed, Barack Obama. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.