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Conn. student gets surprise from President Obama

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UNDATED (NBC) - A Connecticut third grader ended his school year on a high note after he got a surprise from President Barack Obama.

Shaun Martin Jr. wrote a book report a few months ago about President Obama and sent it to Washington.

"I got an 'A' on it so I wanted to send it to the president," Martin said.

Getting his book report to the president was simple, he said.

"My parents sent it to the president and he sent me something back."

Martin wrote his assignment for Black History Month. While most kids in his class picked professional athletes and celebrities, Martin had his eye on the president.

In return, President Obama sent him a signed photograph, a letter, and pictures of his dogs, Bo and Sunny.

Not only did Martin say he planned on holding on to these gifts forever, he also said he would never forget the day the surprise arrived.

"My dad yelled for me. Then he showed me the letter and I read it and I was so proud that I got it."

"President Obama had written a letter to him, he had sent him a couple of pictures of his dogs and it was very impressive," said teacher Betty Oakes.

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