Dear Mr. Kelsey

I have collected autographs for over 20 years. When I was in college I started writing to celebrities and asking them what they would tell a class of elementary school students. Over the years I have gotten over 200 letter and signed pictures to my students. I think that by these very busy people taking the time to share their thoughts with students, it shows the power of education. I hope you enjoy my collection

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Location: Washington, DC, United States

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum: Education Specialist for Digital Learning.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Chris McCarron - Hall of Fame Jockey

I’m not a huge horse racing fan. I actually wrote to Mr. McCarron because one of my students loved horses. I knew he was a good jockey but I didn’t realize how good. He has ridden in over 34,000 races and has won over 7,000. That means that he has won over 20% of his races. I think this is a phenomenal number. He sent a short note on an index card as well as a signed picture. In the letter he said, “To the students, In pursuit of your reams, never say die, and always expect a BEST EFFORT from yourself. Chris McCarron”


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