Trump sends let­ter to Salem Jr.

Serve Daily - - COMMUNITY - By Ed Helmick

Jon Winget is a de­light­fully en­thu­si­as­tic in­struc­tor who has been teach­ing for 40 years. He wanted his 7th grade Utah His­tory class at Salem Ju­nior High School to get a hands-on un­der­stand­ing of how our gov­ern­ment works. The United States is a demo­cratic repub­lic which means its cit­i­zens elect rep­re­sen­ta­tives to rep­re­sent them. The stu­dents in Mr. Winget’s class felt the gov­ern­ment was too large and not in­ter­ested in them. Last May Mr. Winget asked his class to write our elected of­fi­cials with is­sues and con­cerns that were im­por­tant to them.

In early Oc­to­ber Mr. Winget re­ceived a large en­velop marked “Do Not Bend.” What is this about he won­dered. The up­per left cor­ner of the en­ve­lope in­di­cated it was from The White House, Washington DC. Inside was a let­ter with the em­bossed em­blem of The White House at the top. The let­ter was ad­dressed to Mr. Winget’s Stu­dents and signed by Don­ald Trump. The Pres­i­dent of the United States ac­tu­ally re­sponded to the stu­dents of Salem Ju­nior High. In the Pres­i­dent’s let­ter, he said, “A ro­bust and in­formed dis­cus­sion among all of our cit­i­zens is al­ways good for our Na­tion and I am very glad you shared your thoughts and con­cerns with me.”

Thank you, Mr. Pres­i­dent, for re­spond­ing and thank you, Mr. Winget, for lead­ing your stu­dents into ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a gov­ern­ment of the peo­ple and for the peo­ple. These stu­dents are the fu­ture of our com­mu­nity, state, and na­tion. Their un­der­stand­ing of what it means to be a ci­ti­zen of the United States and its Bill of Rights is es­sen­tial.

In­struc­tor John Winget in the cen­ter of his class that sent let­ters to Pres­i­dent Trump.

The let­ter Pres­i­dent Trump sent to Salem Ju­nior High School stu­dents.

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