Dear Editor,

I am writing to you as part of a class project for the novel “The Watsons Go To Birmingham.” My classmates and I are contacting newspapers across the country in a state we chose to learn more about. I wanted to learn more about Missouri because I like the baseball and hockey teams there. I really want to visit there because I want to see the stadium and The Gateway Arch.

I am writing to ask your readers to please write back and tell me why they like Missouri, interesting facts about the state, and what visitors can do there. They can write to my school address (Queen of Peace Catholic School, 4508 Vistula Road, Mishawaka, IN 46544). If they could also include a copy of the newspaper where they saw my letter, I’d greatly appreciate it. If you have any questions, please contact my teacher’s email at or you may contact her by phone at 574-255-0392 x. 123. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Sincerely, Bryan Curylo