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Actor Chris Pratt sends autographed photo to Utah 7th grader

WEST JORDAN — Actor Chris Pratt surprised a seventh grade student from West Jordan Middle School with an autographed photo featuring his character Peter Quill from the “Guardians of the Galaxy” movies.

Every year, the middle school assigns students to write formal letters to anyone they want. Typically, students opt for their favorite sports hero or celebrity. 

Student Letters to Sports Stars and Celebrities Get Surprise Responses West Jordan Middle School 7th-graders are…

Posted by Jordan School District on Friday, November 6, 2020

The exercise is meant to help practice writing formally — and for many, it’s their first experience mailing a letter. Students take the opportunity to ask questions, request autographs or thank their personal heroes. 

A seventh grade student from West Jordan Middle School receives an autographed photo from Chris Pratt as part of a writing assignment teaching students how to write a formal letter. Pratt is most well-known for his roles in “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Jurassic World.” (Photo: West Jordan Middle School Facebook Page)

Some of the notable responses included merchandise from Utah Jazz players, tickets to Real Salt Lake games and swag from local sports teams. 

Teacher say they expect responses to continue trickling in throughout the rest of the school year.