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February 15, 2014

What would you do if you were president?

Local elementary students share their ideas

Presidents Day is Monday. Not only is it a day to reflect on past presidents, it can be a day for people to imagine what they would do if they were president. We asked local elementary students their thoughts on the subject, and below are their responses, exactly as written:


I would make a new holiday called Ice Cream day. Everyone would get a free flavor of ice cream. They would get a cone or bowl with it. It would come from Friendley’s. I would make a new holiday named Ice Cream day.

If I Were President I would also have a day were you read all day. You would bring in pillows, blankets, and slippers. I would get to do it to instead of working all day. I would visit classes and read with them. I would have a read all day. If you read it will help you in life.

I would be great as president. Children would love me.

Tiffany Gardner, 8, Oneonta, Mr. Sider and Mrs. Liberatore’s third grade


If I were a president I would say people should not be mean to kids by stealing the kids and killing the kids and the people that kill cats and dogs should be punished the same as the people that kill kids.

Abigail Gregory, 6, Franklin


President’s Day is for remembering past and coming Presidents. This day is to recognize all of them. I learned when President’s Day was and why we celebrate the day. If I was Presidents I would stop bullying.

For instance I would stop bullying because it’s not fun being bullied. For example I have been bullied and I didn’t have the courage to stick up for myself but my friend did. If my friend wasn’t there I wouldn’t have been fine afterwards. For instance I have seen and heard other people getting bullied. I tried to stop it by getting an adult. Bullying is a problem that we need to stop. I want to stop bullying mostly for the people who have been bullied or just started getting bullied.

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