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What do you want to do when you grow up?

Posted: March 15, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: March 15, 2011 1:55 a.m.

First place
Daniel Cox
Grade 6
Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School

When I grow up, I want to be happy and kind. Also, when I grow up, I want to have a girlfriend.

For my job, I want to be a member of the Los Angeles Police Department. My other job is going to be car racing. My last job, I am going to do is be a California ranger.

When I am about 21, I will have my own house, car, job and my very own pet. I will cook my own food and I will go to restaurants and I will pay my own bills.

For me to stay in shape, I will run on a track every morning, and I will go to the gym. For good, healthy eating, instead of fast food I will eat healthy foods to try to keep in shape so I can run faster. For grocery shopping, I will have organic foods every day.

I will play sports also, like football, soccer, basketball, baseball, golf and bowling because if I want to join the LAPD, I have to play sports.

I also have to do shooting practice on how to use a gun and how they are not toys. At age 20, I can go to college for the LAPD. At 21, I can join the LAPD. Before I can do a job, I have to get my college degree.

In order for me to get my driver’s permit, I will have to take a writing test and a driver’s test.

Next, I will have my parents help me follow the law when they are in the car directing me on what to do. I will have to get my driver’s license, for which I will have to take a written test and a driver’s test. I will have to buy a car.

As soon as I buy a car, I will have to sign an agreement that makes me responsible for the car.

In order for me to become a California ranger, I have to learn how to take care of a horse. I have to learn how to ride a horse. I have to saddle up the horse. I have to sign an agreement that makes me responsible for the horse, just like the car I’m going to own. I have to make sure I have a water bottle and a lunch because I’ll be out there for a long time.

When I grow up, my life is going to be really busy and I’m going to be earning a lot of money. With my money, I’m going to be spending it on really nice restaurants for friends and myself. Sometimes, I’ll take out my parents. I’ll also help pay some bills for the homeless people and then I’ll give some money to Goodwill for donations. That way, they can buy clothes. I’m going to be a generous person because generosity is the No. 1 thing I do.

Second place
Mia Lachman
Grade 4
Stevenson Ranch
Elementary School

Good day, Santa Clarita.

The new year, 2011, is going by pretty fast.

I am only 10 years old, but I always think and dream about what my future will be like. I dream about what I will be when I grow up. What do I want to be? That’s what you are going to find out.

I was 3 when I started dancing at a little studio, and ever since, I’ve wanted to become a professional ballet dancer. But my first studio was, definitely, not enough.

My older friend recommended me a more advanced studio, The Santa Clarita Ballet Company. I started my work there when I was 5 years old. Just walking through the studio doors, I knew I found a home.

I am currently in my fifth year of dancing at The Santa Clarita Ballet. I have progressed to the point of receiving my point shoes, which is a great achievement for any dancer. I have very high hopes for myself and my parents are extremely proud of me.

I realize to reach my goals in dance will take a tremendous amount of work and determination. But, because I love dance so much I’m willing to face the hardships.

Third place
Bella Van Why
Grade 2
Stevenson Ranch
Elementary School

When I grow up, I want to be an international popstar singer. I want to entertain.

I want to be a singer when I grow up because whenever I sing, I feel like one moment I’m just a plain girl and a couple of seconds later I’m an international popstar. I like to sing more than anything else because I feel alive and love entertaining people when I sing because I can’t live without singing — it’s just a part of me that just can’t go. Whenever I think of a word, I randomly start singing a lovely harmony.

Sophia Kriegel
Grade 4
Stevenson Ranch
Elementary School

When I grow up, I would love to be a writer. I would like to write children’s books for third-graders.

Making people happy is what I do best. I want people to enjoy my books.

I like writing mystery, fairytale and most types of books.

Although I like writing I also love teaching. I would like to teach first-graders. Providing smiles and a good education is what I love to do, I want to be a teacher because I believe everyone deserves an amazing education.

Every day, I help out in Mrs. Myers’ room at lunch and I see her make those little kids happy and it makes me know that I for sure want to be a teacher.

Mia Lutes
Grade 2
Stevenson Ranch
Elementary School

When I grow up, I want to be a scientist. I learned that the most important thing that scientists do is ask lots of different questions. The reason I would like to be a smart scientist is because they learn so many new things.

They might even discover a new type of dinosaur. Some things that scientists do are do different experiments and discover exciting new things.

Josephine Gonzalez
Grade 6
Stevenson Ranch
Elementary School

When I grow up, I want to be a lawyer, defending people, stating the facts and making sure justice is served.

I want to study law not only because my mom wants me to, but because I love the thought of defending people and getting paid for it.

Even though lawyers are often asked to defend alleged law breakers I would still want to be a lawyer because the rush of searching for evidence sends chills of excitement up my spine.

Being a lawyer means mostly everything to me. I know a lot of kids say they want to be something like a firefighter or a police officer or even a movie star or professional singer, but I have made up my mind and I am positive I want to be lawyer.

This article made me think about what a great job a lawyer has. Even though I won’t be able to win all the cases given to me, I will try to overpower the knowledge of the other lawyer. I am ready to take on the twelve years of studying law and making sure I can serve justice to innocent or harmed people.

Aubrey Jensen
Grade 2
Stevenson Ranch
Elementary School

When I grow up, I want to be a teacher. I can help kids and it is fun to do art with them. And picture day is the best of all because I like to see them in their best clothes.

But the most important thing is learning because I don’t want the kids in the class to be dumb.

My favorite things would be story time, science and centers, and if we’re doing math and someone needs help I would say “use your fingers.”

And probably on an assembly day I wish the class would win a SMART Board. And I would be so happy for people to help in the classroom. I love to be a teacher because it is so much fun!

Braden Ure
Grade 5
Stevenson Ranch
Elementary School

When I grow up I would like to be a toy designer/engineer. I would do this because I constantly think up  new toys and inventions that I think would be a great toy.

I want to do this also because I see things in toys that could be “improved,” or at least in my world, like it’s adding helicopter blades to a radio-controlled car or add monster truck wheels to a helicopter.

And this is why being a toy designer or engineer is my number one most likely future job.

Brianna Battle
Grade 5
Stevenson Ranch
Elementary School

When I grow up, I would like to be a vet. I love animals of all kind and I know that this job would be a good way to help animals. It really breaks my heart when I see a hurt animal.

I wish I could help animals now, but sadly, I’m just too young to be a vet. When I grow up, I want to be a vet to help animals of all sorts.

Liam Hope
Grade 5
Stevenson Ranch
Elementary School

I want to be a sports player when I grow up.

If I play football, I want to be a halfback or a wide receiver. I want to be a starter and be in the Pro Bowl.

If I play baseball, I want to be a catcher or a second baseman. I want to be in the All Star Game and lead my team to the World Series.

I want to play soccer and be a forward or a goalkeeper. I want to go to the World Cup.

I want to be a pro swimmer. I want to be very fast and win a lot.

I don’t want to play tennis or golf, because I hit the ball too hard. I don’t want to play volleyball, because I can’t get the ball over the net. These are some of the sports I want to play.

David Woodland
Grade 5
Stevenson Ranch
Elementary School

When I grow up, I want to be a professional tennis player.

I think this would be a good fit for me, because I have won two 12-year-old tennis tournaments, finaled in one and semifinaled in another one.

And these were the only four 12-year-old tournaments I’ve played in.

I’ve been dreaming of becoming a pro tennis player since I was 7 years old.

I want to be a tennis player because I love the sport. I’ve been playing since I was 5 years old and have loved it.

Also, I am good at the sport; I have a lot of experience with sports and I can handle pressure; and I practice a lot, work hard and win most of my matches.

Also, if you win, you get a lot of money, and if you are successful, you get to tour the world by playing in a lot of hard tournaments. It is always fun for me to play tennis, and I’ve love to be playing this for the rest of my life.

Tom Mulry
Grade 5
Stevenson Ranch
Elementary School

When I grow up, I want to be a pilot.

I want to be a pilot because I like traveling and flying in airplanes.

If that does not work, I would like to start a company to start saving endangered, or close-to-extinct, animals.

One thing we would try to do is pass a law to forbid killing any endangered, rare or close to extinct animals.

A way to combine my two dream jobs is to fly to the habitats of endangered species and find ways to help or save the poor animals.

To accomplish these goals, I would like to become an Eagle Scout. Becoming one will get you many more job opportunities to chose from. Those are the jobs I want to have when I grow up.

Olivia Gilkeson and Grace Waterman
Grade 5
Stevenson Ranch
Elementary School

When we grow up, we want to be teachers. We admire all of our past and present teachers, love working with kids and “we are both very smart,” says our teacher, Ms. Armstrong, so we would both make excellent teachers.

If we were teachers, we would encourage students to do the right thing every time of the day, reach transcendence, have integrity and have more perseverance (never give up). Thanks for listening.


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