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What do you want to be when you grow up?

Winning essays

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

The following essays were submitted by fifth-grade students at Live Oak Elementary School.

First place
Barbara Gildo

When I grow up, I want to be a professional soccer player. I know it’s not one of the best things because it is a sport, but I love it. I play soccer right now, so that’s why. But I want to do something I like.

My dad wants me to be a nurse because he was a doctor, but sorry, Dad, I want to follow my dreams.

My dad understands because he plays soccer as well, but I know he wants me to do something good in life. I want to be a professional soccer player because I love to play this sport. I know that I’m not that good yet, but I push myself because I want to be the first professional soccer player in my family.

I also want to travel and meet new people and new teams. You also get paid a good amount of money for a sport like this. My dad always tells me, if I want to do something good in life, I have to go to school, study and always listen to my teacher.

Second place
Perla Lorenzo

When I grow up, I want to become a lawyer. I want to become a lawyer because if one of my family members gets into jail, I could be their lawyer and try to bail them out.

To become a lawyer, you have to study for a lot of years, but it doesn’t matter to me. I want to become a lawyer no matter what. I will keep trying and never give up. I want to help people get out of the lies and cases the opponent or opponents are charging and accusing them of. To be a lawyer, you have to be brave to confront any case they’re going to be charging your client.

Third place
Ian Seeley

When I grow up, I want to be an paleontologist.

I first loved dinosaurs when I was 5 years old.

My favorite dinosaur is the oviraptor because it has a cool crest on its head, a little like the pterodactyl.

Another dinosaur I got into was the velociraptor. It was very aggressive. I got interested when I found out they had a cool claw that they used. They even traveled in packs. That is why I want to be an paleontologist and learn more about dinosaurs.

Breeana Maus
When I grow up I want to be a dentist and an actor/singer. I asked my parents what job that you can make a lot of money. They said a lawyer and a dentist. I wanted to be a dentist. I also love acting and singing. I’m getting good grades in science, which is part of being a dentist. I took many classes for acting and singing. The jobs that I want, I’m an expert at them.

Enrique Flores

When I grow up, I want to be an actor. When I was 8 years old, I got this acting class, but then something happened, and I haven’t done it since. I would be really excited if I could do that again and be on TV.

So when I grow up, I want to be famous. That has been my dream since I was 6 years old. I also want to be a famous singer. If all of that doesn’t work out, I want to be a teacher. I have been inspired by all of the teachers I’ve had in the past years. They were all so nice and did a good job doing what they do. So all I want to do are those things.

Adrian Gonzalez
I want to be a professional soccer player. My dad was kind of a professional soccer player. He inspired me to play soccer.

I started playing when I was 4. I want to have a good career, make a lot of money and be on a Mexican team called Club America, my favorite team of all the other teams.

Jairo Franco

When I grow up I want to be in the Army so I can protect my country. I think it will be a good job because I’ve always wanted to handle an AK-47. I want to represent my country and become a general. I also want to be in the Army because I want to drive a tank. That’s why I want to be in the Army.

Lauryn Adams

Hi, I’m Lauryn. When I grow up, I want to work at a salon. I think it is cool how they paint your nails, and how they make the fake nails, and how they dry and shine the nails by using a black light. My favorite thing to do is paint the nails any color. Also, there are stickers for the nails. I think it will be fun to work at a salon. I love to get my nails painted and I can’t wait until I’m old enough to get a job and start training and start my future.

Collin McKinney

When I grow up, I want to be in the Navy because my uncle was in the Navy. I want to go on an aircraft carrier. I want to use an MG4 gun with a grip or a dragon thermal scoop. I kind of want to fly as a Blue Angel. I have a model in my room.

Kaleb Quesada
I want to be a lawyer, not just because my dad’s a lawyer, but I like the whole concept of it. You get to defend other people and get lots of money, but I also want to work with animals. I really don’t know what I want to be when I grow up.

Jacob Manly

When I grow up I want to be a Major League Baseball player because I have been playing since I was 3-and-a-half years old.

To me, baseball is my life. If I could practice every day, I would. My plan is to get drafted my last year of high school, and then during off-season, go to college. My uncle got drafted to the Major League but couldn’t go. One day, I want my family to see me on TV. That’s what I want to be when I grow up.

Blake Kuykendall

When I grow up, I wanna be a doctor. I want to be a doctor because I can save people’s lives. Say someone’s heart wasn’t pumping blood — if there were no doctors, he or she would die. If there were doctors, they would save his or her life. I just really want to save people’s lives because they might be 3-years-old, they might not have seen anything. Thanks for reading my Signal essay.

Arianna Carranza
When I grow up I want to be a professional soccer player. I want to be a professional soccer player because I love soccer. It is my favorite sport. I have played soccer for a long time.

My dad loves soccer, too. He is the one who taught me how to play soccer when I was little. I even went to see a professional soccer game at a real soccer stadium. I still play soccer with my friend Alexa.

I will always try my best to achieve my goal of being a professional soccer player. That is what I want to be when I grow up.

Kamari Hilton

When I grow up, I want to be a chef or a masseuse. The reason I want to be a chef is because I love to cook. If I go over to my grandmother’s and she’s cooking, I always ask her, “Do you need help?” and she always says yes. She also says that I’ll make a great chef someday.

I also want to be a masseuse because after my grandma comes home from a long day at work, her shoulders hurt, so she asks me to rub her shoulders, and after I do, she is very relaxed. That’s why I want to be a chef or a masseuse.

Lestie Paez

When I grow up, I’d like to be a doctor. The reason I would be a doctor is that I’d like to save people’s lives if I have an opportunity to. I love life science and I love to learn about all the different systems in the body.

Once when my dad got really sick, I knew just how to treat his sickness. He had diverticulosis. Diverticulosis is a sickness in your large intestine and your small intestine. This situation made me realize that I should become a doctor.

I was thinking about what job I should have when this situation came by, but now I know that I want to be a doctor.

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