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Third graders boasts presidential pen pal

(CNN) - An Indiana third grader is pretty excited about his new pen pal-- the president!

Jamius Smith wrote to President Obama around Christmas to tell him he was his hero.

Jamius even included a copy of his stellar report card in his note. Then one day he came home from school and found a letter waiting for him.

"He started jumping on top of my bed, 'It's from the White House! President Obama! He wrote me back! He wrote me back,'" says Jamius' mother Jonise.

Jamius' mom says she's hoping to plan a trip to take him to Washington, D.C. Later this year.

He wants to thank President Obama in person.

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