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SALT LAKE CITY -- A book will soon be delivered to President Obama at the White House. In it, there are letters and pictures from elementary students from around the world, including three from students Utah

The three students are all from the McGillis School in Salt Lake. All are in fourth grade, and all are very excited the president will get to read the letters they wrote to him.

"Dear President Obama, I hope you are in offices as long as possible," Dina's letter reads.

Matthew's letter says, "Dear President Obama, Congrats! I hope you like your new house."

Sawyer wrote, "Dear Obama, my mom has pictures of you when she went to school with you in Hawaii."

In all, 4,500 children entered their letters and pictures to the "Dear Mr. President" Project, but only 150 were selected for the book.

Dina reads the letter she wrote to President Obama
Dina reads the letter she wrote to President Obama

"My mom, we got the letter in the mail, and she wasn't sure if it was real or not," Matthew said.

"It was so awesome!" Dina said.

The book is available in digital form online. Only one will be published, and it's for the president himself.

The kids aren't sure what he'll think of their letters, but they're excited he'll get them. You can watch each student read their letter in its entirety by clicking on the video clips above.

E-mail: abutterfield@ksl.com

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