What a Class of Local Second Graders Want to Be When They Grow Up

The second graders in Mrs. Wirth’s class at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School in Milford have some big plans for the future.
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Illustration by Nila Aye

The second graders in Mrs. Wirth’s class at Boyd E. Smith Elementary School in Milford have some big plans for the future. Nine students share what they want to be when they’re older.

“A yacht seller, so I can make a lot of money. I know a couple of things about investments.” —Ishaan P.

“I want to be a soccer coach to teach little kids how to be good at soccer. I would be good at this because I played soccer for nine seasons, and I’m still playing soccer.” —Nora J.

“I want to be an astronaut and an author. I would be good as an astronaut because I am not afraid of heights, and I would be good as an author because I have a good imagination.” —Vaughn P.

“I want to be a paleontologist, but before college I want to play lacrosse.” —Henry M.

“I want to be an acro dancer. I really have a lot of experience, and there is nothing that can get me away from doing what I do best.” —Morgan M.

“I want to be an artist. I would be good at this because I’m really good at coloring, drawing, and making things.” —Lexie N.

“When I grow up, I want to be a singer. I would be good at this because I love to sing and everyone that lives with me says that I’m great at it.” —Evan K.

“I want to be a baker. I would be good at it because I like to make cookies with my mom, and I watch lots of baking shows.” —Hannah B.

“A vet, because I just want to help animals. I think I will be good at this because I’m very careful with my stuffed animals and I take care of them like they’re real.” —Callie M.

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