Hello, my name is Leopoldo Contreras. I am a fifth grader at Napa Valley Language Academy in Napa, California.
The reason I am writing to you is that my class is doing state reports and I have chosen your magnificent state, Illinois.
I would really like it if you posted my letter in your newspaper so that I can get all kinds of help I need for my report. What I need from you or your readers are pamphlets, postcards, souvenirs, or anything else that would be useful.
I will be writing to your state's agriculture, historical figures and national parks (sic). I will also be doing an oral report poster and Microsoft power point presentation.
Thank you for your support and help in making me a great researcher of your outstanding state.
Napa Valley Language Academy
c/o Mr. Moreno
2700 Kilburn Ave.
Napa, CA 94558
• Editor's note: We'll check in with Leopoldo in a little while to see how big a haul he made.