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Clay sculptor: When I grow up I will be a sculptor. I will make things out of clay. I will make dogs and cats and more. I will have a gallery to show my work.

Avry Miller

Grade 2, Benjamin

Home life: When I grow I want to be a vet. I want to have a successful husband and two cute little girls. The house I want is a country house with 12 acres of land and four horses. I like to cook, so probably need a big kitchen. Also I want my children to go to Christian school.

Rachel McCookey

Grade 4, Calvary

Dinosaur hunter: When I grow up I want to be a paleontologist. I love dinosaurs. I love dinosaur books. They are educational.

Squire Oliviero

Grade 3, Cedar Ridge

Drawn to cartooning: I want to be a cartoonist when I grow up because I love drawing. I want to inspire and teach people to draw. I would love to be an artist, but I would have to paint, sculpt, etc.

Grant Hageman

Grade 4, Corpus Christi

Work at a store: I want to work at Target. I want to get money so I can buy toys and buy Legos. I will build the Legos.

Jaxon Embry

Grade 2, Fairview

Spaceman: When I grow up I want to be an astronaut. I want to be an astronaut because I can test stuff in space. I can learn stuff in space. I can feel what space is like. I can fix satellites. I think I would be a good astronaut.

William Wilson

Grade 3, Fairview

Like mom: When I grow up I want to be an X-ray technician because my mom was. I want to see how it works.

Lena Greskoviak

Grade 1, Fieldcrest South

My plan: I am a fireman. I save people.

Brady Miranda

Grade 1, Fox Creek

Flying: When I grow up I want to be a fairy because I can fly.

Jayla Washington

Grade 2, Fox Creek

Coaching gymnasts: When I grow up I want to be a gymnastics coach because I love to spot.

Kylin Kyle

Grade 3, Fox Creek

Good at gaming: When I grow up I want to be a gamer and a game designer and a YouTuber. I want to be a gamer because I am good at gaming, and it's fun to do. I want to be a game designer because I get to play games I make.

Joshua Malak

Grade 4, Glenn

Helping kids learn: I want to be a teacher because I love the fact that teachers help kids learn, and they teach us. 

Madison Fisher

Grade 5, Glenn 

Can't wait to teach: When I grow up I want to be a teacher. I really like kids. I also want to be a good mom. I want to teach first and second grade. I cannot wait.

Kyla Karten

Grade 2, Grove

Arts and crafts: When I grow up I want to start an art shop because I like to paint, and I could sell pictures I made. I could also sell photos. Maybe I could even sew things, too. I want to have kids so I could decorate things I made for them.

Kinley Kosack

Grade 3, Grove

Cool choices: When I grow up I will be a test pilot for planes or a police officer. A police officer is cool, but test piloting is cooler. A police officer gets to chase robbers.

Silas Crow

Grade 2, Heyworth

Sound guy: When I grow up I want to be a sound system guy at Illinois State University because I would get to work on video boards.

Riley Willert

Grade 2, Jefferson Park

Nature lover: Who discovers things in nature all the time? A scientist. The reason I want to be a scientist is that I love nature a lot. I will study anything I can in the lab.

Collin Bartlett

Grade 3, Lowpoint-Washburn

Work with animals: I want to work at the zoo because I like animals.

Bryson Ash

Grade 1, Mulberry

Trick trainer: I want to be a pet trainer. I want every pet to learn a trick. My pets will know how to do a handstand.

Carley Johnson

Grade 3, Northpoint

Explore and learn: When I grow up I want to be on National Geographic. I want to play with my kids (if I have any). I want to explore new things. I know I am going to make a lot of money and go to college. I might even be a scientist.

Pranika Kurella

Grade 4, Northpoint

Games and videos: I want to be a gamer and YouTuber. It is fun. I will livestream.

Ashton Fort

Grade 5, Northpoint

Teachers make rules: When I grow up I'm going to be a teacher because I think I am a genius because I know 32+32. Well, it is 64. You get to make up rules for you classroom. At lunch you get to have lunch with the other teachers. When I am a teacher I will teach second grade and teach at Oakdale.

Aria Swanson

Grade 2, Oakdale

Be a hero: When I grow up I want to be a firefighter. I think being a firefighter is cool and fun. I want to be a hero and save people. When I grow up and become a firefighter, I will be proud of myself.

Brandis Murphy

Grade 3, Oakdale

Catch thieves: I want to be a police officer when I grow up. I want to catch thieves and arrest them.

Shiranjeevi Ramalingham

Grade 1, Oakland

Make a difference: When I grow up I want to be a leader and make a difference to the world, just like Martin Luther King Jr., and help Bloomington, North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Russia and Australia and help Illinois.

Leonard Adebayo

Grade 3, Oakland  

Teaching is fun: When I grow up I want to be a teacher. I think it would be fun.

Abby White

Grade 1, Olympia South

A good pastor: When I grow up I want to be a pastor. I know a lot about the Bible, and I believe in God. So I think that I would be a good pastor.

Chaius Herbst

Grade 5, Parkside

Chefs rule: When I grow up I want to be a chef. The reason is because it's fun to cook. Once I become the best chef, I will run the food industry and rule the world. 

Isabella Bunch

Grade 4, Pepper Ridge

Cool astronaut: When I grow up I want to be an astronaut. I know about the planets. Astronauts are cool.

Ryder Rutkowski

Grade 1, Prairieland

Helping people: When I grow up I want to be a counselor because my mom is one. It looks like a pretty fun job, and I like helping people.

Haylie Hoffman

Grade 2, Prairieland

Best mom ever: When I grow up I hope to be the best mom ever. When I grow up I will get two dogs, probably two cavapoos. I hope to have two little girls. I will name them Violet and Charlotte. Also, I will be a medical engineer.

Sophia Miller

Grade 3, Prairieland

Rosati's waitress: When I grow up I want to be a waitress. My mom and I both love cooking, and I love serving people. I also love being kind to other people. I want to work at Rosati's.

Kamryn Klokkenga

Grade 5, Prairieland

Caring for pets: When I grow up I want to be a vet because I love pets. I have two pets: a 1-year-old cat and a 2-year-old pit bull. My cat's name is Raja and my dog's name is Ozzy.

Kinnley Rowe

Grade 2, Schneider

Two-sport athlete: When I grow up I want to be a football player and a basketball player because I love sports.

Amarion Beck

Grade 3, Sheridan

Hair stylist: When I grow up I hope to be a hair stylist. I will cut and wash girls' and boys' hair. When I cut hair I will give it to girls and boys who don't have hair. I will cut my friends' hair when they need it.

Aaliyah Vance

Grade 2, Stevenson

A sweet job: When I grow up I want to be an ice cream store worker. I will make caramel ice cream.

Connor King

Grade 1, Sugar Creek

Accomplish the impossible: I want to see the stars. I want to work for SpaceX or NASA. I want to see the moon. I want to be an astronaut. I want to accomplish the impossible.

Cyrus Fisher

Grade 3, Washington

Future in the cards?: When I grow up I want to be an MLB player. I love to play baseball! Maybe I will have my own baseball card one day. But for now I will keep practicing.

Logan Francois

Grade 3, Benjamin

Experienced cook: When I grow up I want to be a chef. I have experience cooking with my family. I like to help my parents cook and bake. I put down the neatest forks and spoons when setting the table.

Alyssa Hutson

Grade 3, Grove

Recalling good times: I want to be an artist. I want to draw my family. Then I will remind them of all the fun times we had.

Chance Price

Grade 2, Jefferson Park

Brother taught me: When I grow up I want to be an MLB player because my brother was adopted to my family and he loved to play baseball. When I was 5 and he was 12, he started teaching me how to play baseball. Now at this point he's in college and I play a year up in baseball. Thank you, Tyler.

Tanner Nolin

Grade 5, Northpoint

Save kids' lives: When I grow up I will become a pediatrician. Pediatricians are doctors for kids. They save the lives of kids by treating them for various diseases and health problems. I love kids, so when I become a doctor I will care for them, give shots gently and make them feel better.

Laasya Karlapudi

Grade 1, Oakland

Ice cream maker: When I grow up I want to be an ice cream maker. I want to be an ice cream maker because I can cool everyone when people want ice cream.

Crystal Phung

Grade 2, Stevenson

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