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Pet shop owner: When I grow up I want to be a pet shop owner. I want to work with animals. Animals are so fuzzy, furry and cute. I think everyone should have at least one animal. Animals can make people happy.

Betsy Nannen

Grade 2, Benjamin

Teaching is top: I think the best job is teaching because you get to spend time with kids. I also think it is the best job because when you retire you still get paid. You can also give people bear growls.

Peter Nannen

Grade 3, Benjamin

Artistic activity: The best job is being an artist because you can do pretty and cool stuff.

Ivanna Cervantes

Grade 2, Cedar Ridge

Serving others: When I grow up I want to work at Olive Garden because when people are hungry they can to go Olive Garden.

Kamron Edwards

Grade 3, Cedar Ridge

Building things: In my opinion, the best job to have is an engineer. I think that being an engineer would be cool because you would get to know how things are built. Becoming an engineer would mean you get to build cool things.

Elia Guerra

Grade 5, Cedar Ridge

Driving monster trucks: My job will be a monster truck driver. I'll smash cars. My truck will be loud. I will jump ramps. It is going to be a big truck.

Rylan Richardson

Grade 1, Fieldcrest Primary

Love the music: My favorite job would be a teacher because they make learning fun. I want to be an eighth-grade teacher. I like them because they get cool violins. And I might get to listen to the music.

Shrinath Hariharan

Grade 1, Grove

Soldier: The best job is to be in the Army because you get to save people's lives. You have to practice a lot and have to do obstacle courses, and they are hard to do. They have planes and helicopters. 

Elisha Howard

Grade 3, Grove

Best player: I want to be an all-time receiver for the New York Giants. I want to be like Odell Beckham Jr. He is the best — until I get there.

Jacob Gant

Grade 4, High Road

Lego love: I want to be a freelance Lego artist. I want to build Lego puzzle boxes and Lego Rubik's cubes. I also like building Lego candy machines. Legos are awesome.

Alex Fillmore

Grade 5, High Road

Love of flowers: I think the best job is a florist. I love flowers; that's why my middle name is Rose. Those are my favorite kind of flower. I'm going to be a florist when I grow up.

Lana Brucker

Grade 2, Jefferson Park

Firefighters help: When I grow up I want to be a firefighter. You get to help people when they are in trouble. You can put out fires with the hose. You get to ride in the fire truck. I would like to be the chief because I would get to tell the firefighters what to do. 

Matthew Hattan

Grade 1, Lowpoint-Washburn

Serious work: When I grow up, I want to be a doctor because I like helping people. I want to be a doctor at Eureka. I would like to be a bone doctor. I think being a bone doctor is a very serious job.

Kendall Laible

Grade 3, Lowpoint-Washburn

Police: The best job is a police officer. I would get to fly a helicopter. I would get to speed if there is a chase.

Artie Horath

Grade 2, New Holland-Middletown

Singing success: The best job ever is being a professional singer. Singing is a great way to express your feelings in what you sing. Singing at concerts or on tour is really fun. The only thing is the paparazzi. They follow you around all the time.

Lily Marinos

Grade 5, Northpoint

Military service: The best job would be a U.S. Marine or soldier in the Army. It would be incredible to serve in the military. I would be able to do so much more for the country. It would be amazing to think what could happen.

Evan Galbreath

Grade 3, Northwest

Astronauts are busy: I think the best job is at NASA. I want to be an astronaut. I think I can go to Mars. I like the six space shuttles. Astronauts have much work to do. Some jobs are fixing the International Space Station and doing the science experiments. I like NASA and space.

Collin Song

Grade 2, Oakdale

Training students: The best job is a gymnastics teacher. You would get to see your students make progress during training. You would get to see how good they are and have a really good relationship with your students.

Makayla Jackson

Grade 4, Oakdale

Working together: When I grow up I'm going to be a YouTuber. They can make a lot of money. I would do it with my best friend Gavin. We have been planning to do it since third grade. It would be so much fun.

Mimi Thoma

Grade 5, Oakdale

Song and dance: I want to be a pop star because I love making songs and singing and dancing.

Avery Mulloy

Grade 2, Parkside

Feeding chickens: The best job I ever had was to feed the chickens.

Dakota Berry

Grade 1, Olympia South

Helping others: The best job would be to be a nurse or a principal. I think it would be a fun and exciting job for me to find out what is wrong with other people.

River Miethe

Grade 5, Parkside

Teachers rule: I really want to be a teacher. I love working with people and having fun. Also, I love my friends, and kids are just like my friends. I would love to be a teacher. Plus, some of my friends want to be teachers. I play a game in Roblox where you can be a teacher.

Natalie Kirin

Grade 4, Pepper Ridge

Telling stories: The best job is author. They tell stories about people, places and things. Authors can have great imaginations. My favorite book is "Biscuit Goes to School." Maybe I will be an author someday.

Sydney Stuber

Grade 1, Prairieland

Amazing art: When I grow up I want to be an amazing art teacher. You can be creative and paint, color or sketch. It is fun to be creative. Some people say, "You're good at art. I want to be good at art like you." 

Aria Kim

Grade 3, Prairieland

Teaching and learning: I think the best occupation would be being a teacher. Education is important, and I'd like to help people have an education. It's not like it would be boring; I would be learning, too. Every single element of being a teacher is awesome. There could be some cons, but you turn them into pros.

Suhn Kaeb

Grade 4, Prairieland

Baseball player: The wind up, the pitch, he hits it, and it's flying as high as the birds. It's out of here! Baseball is the best job ever because you make $1-6 million a year. That's a lot of money. It is also an inspiring game because there are 6-year-olds playing and there are adults playing. 

Johnnie Behrends

Grade 5, Prairieland

Run and fun: I think the best job is an athlete because you get to run a lot. You also get to have fun.

Simon Hamaker

Grade 2, St. Mary's

Unusual job: This is not a job everyone thinks of, but what I wish to be is a wrestling referee. I think it is the best job because I'm in charge of the match. I make the calls that are right, and I love wrestling. I would love this job.

Cole Gentsch

Grade 5, St. Mary's 

Army service: I think the best job is being in the Army. They have cool stuff. They have nice tanks.

Gage Welch

Grade 3, Sheridan

Dentist: The best job is a dentist so I can get a lot of money. I love dentists. I will help people's teeth. 

Zach Goble

Grade 2, Stevenson

Make life easier: I think that being an inventor is the best job. You can build things that help people or make life easier. It involves a ton of creativity (about as much as I have). It's like building with Legos. You can follow instructions or build your own stuff.

Adhrut Kulkarni

Grade 3, Stevenson

Helping babies: If I was old enough to have a job, I would be a doctor in the neonatal intensive care unit. My cousins were in the NICU, and they are twins. Their names are Emery and Parker. Sadly, Emery passed away. But Parker is doing just fine. She is 4 years old, but she cannot walk, talk or hear.

Abbie Soares

Grade 4, Stevenson

Find old stuff: In my opinion, the best job is cleaning up the basement because you find old stuff like a PS2. You can find old pictures of you. You can find old toys you had when you were a baby. You can find old books to read again.

Caleb Tyus

Grade 5, Sugar Creek

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