Former President Obama responds to letter written by Fishers fourth grader

Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a rally on October 19, 2017 (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

FISHERS, Ind. – Fourth graders in Hamilton County got the chance to write a letter to someone they admired.

Little did they know a former president would write back!

Alex, a student at Thorpe Elmentary School wrote former President Obama asking him how to be successful in school and advice since he’s nervous to start fifth grade.

The former president wrote back, encouraging Alex to keep studying saying, “You and your classmates are tomorrow’s leaders.”

The president ended the letter, wishing Alex best of luck in fifth grade, and saying he’s rooting for him.