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President gives Green Bay 10-year-old girl a note for school absence

Kennedy Corpus, 10, of Green Bay got quite a surprise Thursday, when President Obama gave her a note excusing her from her last day of school.

She missed class to attend the president's town hall meeting on health care.

Her father John Corpus stood up to ask a question, and said his daughter was missing school.

Obama then asked "Do you need me to write a note?"

The audience exploded in laughter, as Obama grabbed a piece of paper and started writing.

He then handed it to Kennedy, who thought he was joking at first. But he wasn't.

The note read "To Kennedy's teacher - Please excuse Kennedy's absence, she's with me - Barack Obama."

The girl said she'll probably frame it, and she'll make a few copies first. One of them, of course, will go to her fourth grade teacher.

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