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February 15, 2014

What would you do if you were president?

Local elementary students share their ideas

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The Daily Star

---- — 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.

I would go about this by making it a law that you can’t bully. But if you are getting bullied by a person and you know their name, report or tell your parents can get the bully in court. If the judge says the bully is guilty, he or she will go to jail for three years. Each tie the same person bullies you it increases their jail time. But if their age is lower than 14 they won’t go to jail they will go to a training base to learn discipline.

I saw on a YouTube video a 12 year old was bullying a 14 year old after two years the victim fought back. Therefore this is why bullying needs to stop. Specifically I want to do this for me.

If I was President there would be no bullying. Bullying is a problem. I hope everybody thanks all the presidents.

Samantha Lee, 10, Gilboa, Mrs. McGuire’s fifth grade, Gilboa-Conesville Central School

 

If I were president I would change the world for kids, I would the laws and more. The first law I would change is Halloween when the kids go shaving creaming and egging I wouldn’t allow any kid do that. Also I would allow the cafateria to sell cookies and ice cream. Also not to be mean to Adults but allow kids to chew gum in school but if you chew loud your not allowed to bring in gum in for five days straight. One more thing, if a kid in school says gods name in vain they are suspended for a week p.s. from school property.

Hailee Roloson, 11, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

If I were president, I would get rid of state tests. These tests are awful! The government is testing kids like me on how we do, and it doesn’t even affect our grades. Some of us are challenged in a subject and if we don’t do well, our teachers could be fired due to our performance.

As I was saying, these tests are pretty much worthless. We work so hard all year to prepare for a test we don’t get a grade on. All it affects is if we get extra help in a subject. Our teachers can figure this out from our everyday performance, not a big overwhelming test at the end of the year. These tests are very daunting and we get upset if we don’t get a good grade. We think it counts as a grade and get scared. We also get scared because our teachers keep pushing us, but sometimes we’re confused and don’t understand it at all. We don’t have anyone to help us comprehend that part of the subject and we get scared. If we don’t do well on a test, we have to get extra help in a subject we understand, but can’t comprehend a small part of it.

These tests are intimidating, worthless, and could make people unemployed. So if I, Ava Lynne Gockel, were president, I would get rid of these tests. 

Ava Lynne Gockel, 10, Prattsville, 

Karen Porter’s fifth grade,

Gilboa-Conesville Central School

 

If I were the President of the United States of America the first thing I would do is lower prices in stores. I would do this because toys are too expensive.

Next, I would give money to schools. I would do this because they don’t have enough money.

The I would give the hospitals more money for sick and injured children. By doing all of these things I would make our country a better place.

Hunter Hendrickson, 8, Mrs. McCrea’s second grade,  Schenevus Central School

 

President’s Day is coming so I’m writing an essay about if I were president. If I were president, I would try to stop war and make world peace with the nations. For instance, I would go from country to country and have a peace offering.

If they deny the peace offering, we would take our allies and make them agree by force. That is how it’s going down until everyone is allies and friends. Therefore, once that’s done we all would become the United Nations.

Consequently, if there’s ever a problem, we would figure it out as one big family of nations.

War is a big problem and too many have lost their lives. But, if I were president, I would put an end to that pain and save those lives.

Robert Anderson, 11, Gilboa, 

Mrs. McGuire’s fifth grade,

Gilboa-Conesville Central School

 

If I were president, I would repeal the gun law. I believe that the law that says you can only have 7 rounds in a semi-automatic or automatic pistol or rifle is rediculus. Why I say this is just because you make a law doesn’t mean that there aren’t criminals who won’t break it. Also, the U.S. Constitution clearly states that all americans over 18 have the right to bear arms. I would replace this law with better law enforcement communications and higher standards for law enforcement training. I hope that if I’m elected president, I will be a good one and a fair one. That is one of the things I would do if I were president.

Dominick Siniscalchi, 10, 

Trout Creek, 

Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade,

Townsend Elementary School, Walton

 

If I were president I would do a lot of good things for people. I would change the relationship between the United States and Cuba.

I don’t think we should still be fighting when the Cuban missile crisis happened years ago.

Cuba is a beautiful place and I bet people from the United States would want to go there. Cubans most likely want to come here, too. They might want to go on vacation or experience different surroundings.

I would invite important people over to the White House and try to talk to them. I would also give them cookies. If we became friends we could help each other, and have a better chance of not having a war. You can try to meet Cubans, and try to speak Spanish.

I think a lot of good things would happen if the United States and Cuba had a good relationship. We could do so many more things if we were friendly neighbors.

Kristen Blain, 10, Gilboa, 

Karen Porter’s fifth grade,

Gilboa-Conesville Central School

 

If I were President of the United States of America I would change the age to drive. I would allow it to age 20 and up.

I would stop the fighting and lower the price of gas. I would lower shoes and car shops down to $20. I will lead the Army.

Devin Woodbeck, 11, fifth grade, Schenevus Central School

 

President’s Day is to remember past President’s. If I were President, I would stop animal abuse because people are hurting poor, harmless animals.

Animal abuse is happening all over the U.S.A and I would try my best to stop it. For instance, some animals get starved, hit, beat and other horrible things. I have seen this on a T.V show on channel 6 news.

I would try to stop the abuse by if someone could not take care of their animal they would have to let someone else take care of the animal, so that the person can build a proper home for the animal. I would build more animal shelters and give the animals to someone that would love the animals.

That’s what I would do to stop animal abuse.

Kimberly McCann, 10,

Middleburgh, 

Mrs. McGuire’s fifth grade,

Gilboa-Conesville Central School

 

If I was a president I would make laws that people can not put their pet on the side of the road because a lot of pets get hit in the road and makes me feel bad and it makes population of dogs and cats go down. If people keap putting their pets on the side of the road there will be no pets left. So that is why you should stop putting pets on the side of the road.

Damian Backus, 10, Trout Creek, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

 

If I were president I would make a law that there were no taxes. I would do that by lowering prices of food and body items.

I should do this because we see a lot of homeless, hungry, and jobless people around now a days not just because of taxes but because of other things too like food and gas. Nobody wants to see any person that is just sitting on the side of the road.

People are walking to work and the store because they don’t have any transportation or money and I think that is a bad thing. If I lowered taxes people would be able to afford a car and gas to put in the car.

If I were president and I lowered taxes, it would change people’s lives. It would change their lives by having a car, a job and a warm place to live! 

Hailey Gockel, 10, Prattsville, Karen Porter’s fifth grade,

Gilboa-Conesville Central School

 

What would you do as the President? If I were the President I would tell the farmers to make more food for the hungry people. I would make more cops patrol the streets so nobody gets hurt or killed. I would lower the gas prices and make more cars for people to go to their jobs and back home. On the holidays I will close their jobs.

I will talk to the Navy, Air Force, and Army so their families can see them at holidays. I will take secrets away. I will make more schools for homeless kids. I will make more homes for the homeless people. I will clean the streets so people won’t be sick. I will stop the speeding.

I will talk to another president. We will talk about having him or her rule their country and about their life. We will become friends and we will go to our favorite games together.

The End.

Michael Boecke, 11, fifth grade, Schenevus Central School

 

President Day is a day to reflect past President. It’s also a day imagine if you were President. If I were President I would stop drugs.

I am concerned about drugs because kids are using drugs then more kids will think it’s cool and will tell their friends to do drugs and it will be a bigger problem. It will get harder to stop drugs. Drugs are not good for you because drugs can make you very sick, kill you and mess your brain up.

My plans are to stop drugs by get more cops on the street, and to get more undercover cops on the street.

Drugs are a problem. If I were President I would stop drugs as I have specifically shown above.

Willie Cano, 11, Gilboa, 

Mrs. McGuire’s fifth grade,

Gilboa-Conesville Central School

 

If I were president I would stop the oil spills, because a lot of animals are dieing from it, and it’s making the ocean a bad invierment. I would tell the people who work on the pipes to be a lot more careful when working so thers no more oil spils. That’s what I would do if I were president.

Noah Capasso,  11,  Walton, 

Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade,

Townsend Elementary School, Walton

 

If I were president of the United States I would have the world greener than garbage. Our community is not respecting our environment. I say keep it green everybody.

I was thinking we could start doing some planting work all over the world. We can pick up all the garbage. Also, we can plant trees, bushes, and other types of plants. When we throw our garbage in the river it pollutes the water and kills all the fish. But we can prevent all of that by cleaning up the area. People need to use garbage cans and recycling bins.

We can save the environment and the community if we just work together.

It’s not that hard if you see pieces of garbage, don’t step on it or over it, pick it up. Even if you’re in a river and you see pieces of garbage don’t paddle or swim past it, pick it up. Some things are worth saving so help me save the world and the environment. Some people care about the community very much so the people who are throwing their garbage everywhere please stop because you are ruining our beautiful environment.

If I were president, I would get rid of all that junk and garbage. I will have a city dump and I will crush everything down. Then I will bring it somewhere where it will not affect the environment at all. I would use all the recycling to reuse everything that is recycled except I would have to separate any garbage or junk that got in there before. I would use all of it to remake bottles and other things that are made from plastic and paper. Being president is a lot of hard work but for me it will be a breeze.

Cassidy Miller, 10, Prattsville, 

Karen Porter’s fifth grade,

Gilboa-Conesville Central School

 

If I were the President of the United States of America I would take away tobacco so people don’t get sick. I would give money for more cancer medicine.

I would give more computers to schools. I would give schools money so schools can have more teachers and classrooms can have higher chairs and higher desks and more books. There would be more school days, so kids can learn more.

I would make lower prices in any store, an make house prices lower. I would hire more cops. I would make sure people have winter coats and have more work.

Cynthya Davis, 10, fifth grade, Schenevus Central School

 

President’s day is a not just a day to reflect on past presents it is also about what you would do if you were president. If I was president I would help the homeless people.

I would help the homeless people by giving them stable homes, clean clothes, food and give them the opportunity to get a good job.

I would do all of this by setting up a world wide food drive then might expand to clothes and whatever else people have to give away to homeless people. I would set up a donation for money. I would set up a job interview. The last thing I would do is give different classes out like how to get on a bus or other things.

We have a big problem with homeless people in this state and this is how I want to stop it. If I was president, this is what I would do.

Ross Fredenburgh, 10, Gilboa, 

Mrs. McGuire’s fifth grade,

Gilboa-ConesvilleCentral School

 

If I was president of the United States of America I would protect nature and make nature preserves so we don’t lose hiking, wild life, and most of all nature. But we can put a stop to making cities by making it illegal and making nature preserves. I would go through contract after contract think deep about the future with no nature. I would stop that if I was president. That is what I would do for America.

Alexus Klinger, 10, Walton, 

Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

 

Have you ever wanted to be president? If so, what would you do? Would you make school days shorter or make it so hunting is illegal? I know what I would do. I would make drinking illegal.

Some reasons why I would make drinking illegal is because a lot of people get hurt doing it. Another reason why is because if someone is drinking and driving they can crash into an innocent person.

You’re probably wondering how I’m going to do this. I will make it a law that if you get caught drinking you will get put in jail for life.

Drinking is a big problem in our country and that’s how I’m going to stop it!

Samantha Chapman, 10,

Gilboa, Mrs. McGuire’s fifth grade, Gilboa-Conesville Central School

 

If I were president I would try to pick the best choices, and make this country safer.

One problem I would try to end is war. I might not be able to stop all wars in the U.S., but I will try to end a lot and prevent them from starting. I would try to end war by going to other countries. I will give them what they want if it is reasonable and hopefully the country will not fight with us. I will also try to get more allies. If we go into war again we will have a better chance of winning with more allies.

Another problem I would try to stop is all of the school shootings. All people that don’t work there or go to the school should be checked for weapons. If the person has weapons and did not hurt anyone they receive eight months in jail. If they hurt someone they receive eight years in jail. If they killed someone they receive fifteen years in jail.

All the drunk driving is really bad. If I were president I would pass laws that the bars would start selling drinks at 9:00 P.M. so all the kids are home. The bars should stop selling drinks at 1:00 A.M. President Reese Chase thinks the people should have to stay at the bar if they can’t drive. If a bar does not follow these rules they will be shut down and will be allowed to reopen in one year. If they don’t follow the rules again they will be closed for good.

In conclusion, if I were president I would try to end war, school shootings, drunk driving, and maybe some other safety problems. I will work very hard to make this country as safe as possible.

Reese Chase, 11, Prattsville, Karen Porter’s fifth grade, Gilboa-Conesville Central School

 

When I become President I will take away tobacco so people don’t get sick. I would give money to science medical research to find ways to make more cancer medicines.

I would get more computers to give to schools. I would lower taxes for poor and average people. I would raise taxes for the millionaires.

Juliana Decker, 10,

 fifth grade,

Schenevus Central School

If I was the president I would make a law that every child in the world would be able to have a chance to go to school. Because a lot of kids can’t go to school. And 97 percent of the kids in the world want to go to school. And every kid deserves a education. That is a law that I would make if I was president.

Kylie Stephens, 10, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

 

If I were the president I would have fair laws and do hard work.

On some special holidays like Martin Luther King Day Jr I would have a big parade with a blow up Martin Luther. Also I let workers have the day off to enjoy Martin Luther King Day. My laws would be a little stricter than today’s laws. A law that would be changed would be parking time I would make the parking time cheaper. If you went into the mall for less than an hour you will lose a quarter but I will make one penny =minutes one knuckle = fifteen minutes one dime = twenty minutes and a quarter = 35 minutes.

If you went over your time I would be very strict and make sure you would not get away with it! And no change!

Another law that would change would be the prices. I will make candy more expensive and fruit less expensive. I will make people from South America have ship granadillas to the USA. I want the foods from South America because I want new food far people in USA. If I were the president I would have fait laws. I would work hard to make sure all the laws were being done.

David Mattsson, 10, Karen Porter’s fifth grade, Gilboa-Conesville Central School

If I were president of the U.S.A. I would rule the country. Next, I would go on the Air Force One airplane and I would sign the laws. I would meet the Army. The Army would protect the country. I would be in charge of the whole military.

I would give money to cities and schools.

The End.

Matthew Moskowitz, 8, third grade, Schenevus Central School

   

On President’s Day I think of me being president. If I were president, I would stop poaching and animal abuse. It is cruel that people don’t give animals a chance to be free from harm for instance they could be sick and on deaths door and you’re mean to them and they could have babies or maybe they are young animals and they’re probably scared of you and what’s going to happen to them.

My plan to stop it is by having animal patrols and SPCA in every town and major cities for animal abuse. For poaching I would make a law that if you are poaching you go to jail for 30 years. For instance, you can bring the population down or affect the food chain. If you keep on poaching, you will go to jail for 40 years and you need to give up your hunting license.

On President’s Day, that is what I think of that is what I would do to stop animal abuse and poaching so some animals don’t go extinct and let their populations grow.

Jaiden Foster, 12, Gilboa, Mrs. McGuire’s fifth grade, Gilboa-Conesville Central School

If I was president of the United States of America I would make ten hours of school and 1 hour for after school activities. Why because kids need to learn more. I would mak sure teachers had what they needed for school. There would only be 30 minutes of recess and 40 minutes of lunch.

Caleb Sloven, 10, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

If I were the President of the United States of America I would have parties and be in charge of the whole military. There would be less wars.

I would give money to all the schools and that would make the country better.

Hunter Jorgensen, 10, fourth grade, Schenevus Central School

On February 17th, President’s Day, I think about our President, Mr. Obama and all the other past Presidents. If I were President one thing that I would do is help people that don’t have homes. I would change this because I feel bad for all the men and women that don’t have homes.

I would change this for men and women that are on the street. First I would lower taxes and home prices. Next I would give them some money and hire people to help them move into their new homes. I would like to help the men and women constantly until they get back on their feet.

I hope specifically on President’s Day, everybody will love our President, Mr. Obama and the past Presidents and the people on the street will feel like a president and maybe one day they will run for President and win and will be happy that they got a home to stay in and they got good clothes to wear.

I am doing this because I want to make our country better and healthier. I saw on T.V. that more and more people are trying to help men and women on the streets to get a home to stay in forever.

Emmalee Keyser, 10, Blenheim, Mrs. McGuire’s fifth grade, Gilboa-Conesville Central School

These are some of the things I would do if I were president. Number 1: I would make a law that school will start at 9:00 AM and that is because some kids don’t have enough time to get ready for school. Also I have to get up at 6:30 AM and be at the bus top at 7:30 AM. It may seem easy but it’s not for me. Number 2: There will be a state clean up day. Why? Because my town is very dirty and I don’t like dirty. Number 3: I would expand gym class time. I want that because we need that energy to learn more. And teachers, you have to admit you don’t like children laying their on the desk. Number 4: We should have more time between classes because we need to rest our brains. Number 5: I think that people who are at a restaurant and smoking when there are kids in there because it is disrespectful from the fumes. So you shouldn’t be able to smoke in restaurants. Those are the things I would do as president.

Ellissa Beach, 10,  Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

If I were President of the United States of America the first thing I would do is make sure people don’t steal. I would do this because stealing is bad.

Next, I would make sure the people don’t run away. I would do this because people need help.

Then I would make sure the cops are in New York City. We need 100 cops in New York City. By doing all these things I would make our country a better place.

Shawn LaRock, 7, Mrs. McCrea’s second grade, Schenevus Central School

  

President’s day is coming. If I were president, I would stop animal abuse because animal abuse is a bad thing to do. You are killing poor animal, keeping them tied up, and keeping them in a cage. Animal abuse should stop. It is mean to kill or keep them in a cage or tied up outside in the cold weather.

People need to stop abuse to animals. If you do not like that animal, you should not kill it. You should give it away or give it to a shelter that would take good care of that animal. It is sad and wrong to hurt or kill cute animals.

I would do this to stop animal abuse by having it on T.V. on the news on channel 6, 9 or 13. People are doing stuff that they are not supposed to do. We have a lot of animal abuse in our state. This is how I am going to stop animal abuse.

Emily Miller, 10, Middleburgh, Mrs. McGuire’s fifth grade, Gilboa-Conesville Central School

If I were president I would make it a law that you cannot shoot a horse for food, because they could die out. I would also make it a law that you only get 1 week of unemployment to encourage people to get a new job. I would make it ileagal to buy tobacco because smokeing in bad for you. I should make school longer from seven in the morning until four in the afternoon, because we do not get enough education. All after school activities should be 1 hour. Read-A-Rama should only be 3 weeks to encourage us to read more.

Jubilee Klimas, 9, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

If I were President of the United States of America I would help the people that don’t have money. I would help these people find jobs. I would give out medals of honor to all the people who worked hard in the war. I would take the Air Force One jet to Hawaii to see and talk to the people.

I would build houses, bridges, stores and roads. That’s what I’d do as President.

Sam Perry, 11, fifth grade, Schenevus Central School

“Presidents Day” is near and I want to be president. If I am ever president, I will stop people from bullying. I will do whatever it takes to stop bullying.

Bullying is a big problem and it can be serious. I don’t like how people treat other people. In school I have seen someone get dumped in the trash. Bullying can kill someone.

I would pay some money to put some people on watch. I would put spies and detectives on watch. I want bullies to go to jail.

Bullying can consequently put the world in chaos. If I become president, bullying will be stopped!

Dylan Bellinger, 11, Broome, Mrs. McGuire’s fifth grade, Gilboa-Conesville Central School

If I were president of the U.S.A. The first thing I would do is lower taxes. then I would make sure everyone has a roof over their heads. And for school, I would pass a law that says if a child bullies another child they have to pay a fine. If they can’t, they have to do community service. I’d build almost every school differently. I would build 4 small gyms, and 1 big gym. The reason I want this is I want longer school days! But the extended time is free time. After math and spelling, YOU GET AN HOUR OF FREE TIME!

Chloe Alonzo, 10, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

 

President’s Day is coming up. It is a time that people imagine what they would do if they were president. So if I were the president, I would stop animal abuse and stop homelessness!

How I will stop animal abuse is going on T.V. for every one and tells them it is a wrong thing to do. Also, it is not a nice thing to do because you can go to jail and the animal will fight back! Also I will do this because I love pets. For instance, I have two cats and one dog and I will never hurt them. It is just wrong. Another reason is I saw something on T.V. and it was about animal abuse and my sister always turns it off. So, I want to stop it in the world!

Another thing I would stop is homelessness. How I would stop it is by giving them money, making or buying them a new house. Another reason is that some homeless people have kids and they can get sick and die. We don’t want that to happen, so we want to help them and make sure that it does not happen again! Why I want to do this is because it is not fair to the people without homes while others do. When I get older I will go and give money to the homeless and some food. Also, I will give them new things like shoes.

This is what I would do if I were President so I can stop ness and animal abuse for the world!

Brooke English, 10, Prattville, Mrs. McGuire’s fifth grade, Gilboa-Conesville Central School

  

If I could be president I would give all homeless people homes. I would lower taxes and mortgages so familys can pay them. I would put a penny a week in each bank account. I would try to make peace with other countrys, so veterans could come home to their familys. That is what I would do if I was president of the USA.

Kali Bosket, 10, Trout Creek, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

If I were President I would give food to the homeless. Every day more and more homeless people die every day. They die because they didn’t get enough nutrition. But if I were president I would make sure no more homeless people die.

William Buckley, 11, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

 

I’m going to tell you what I would do if I were President.

If I were President I would get peaple to help clean up the enviorment. I would get peaple to help clean up because all of the garbage is killing the trees witch means less air. Another reason is because the garbage is killing animals. Animals die every day. Some animals get there head stuck and can’t breath then die. You can help by cutting the plastic rings around your soda so animals don’t get stuck. Remember every little piece of garbage makes a difference. That’s why I would want peaple to help cleanup the enviorment.

Emmalee Caprio, 11, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

If I were the president. I would make shure every one would get a good education. If you don’t get a good education you would have a hard time getting into college. I would make shure no people had no food and water. I would make a food collection the give it out to people with no food. I wood send workers to build houses for the homeless. I would put a gigantic tank of fresh water in each town out of the hole US. I would do all that stuff if I were president.

Jonathan Conrow, 11, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

If I was president I would have a new animal shelter for dogs and cats because thousands of animals end up on the streets or tied to a pole or tree an r starving some go to pound to be put to sleep many die of hunger but I think we can change are ways and start loving stop their suffering of these poor creatures and that is what I would do if I was president of the usa.

Riley Gancio, 11, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

If I was president I would lower taxes so people would stop losing thar houes. Also I would fix all the pot holes so people would stop bounceing and recking cars into other cars. I would have kids vote if they wanted uniforms. Thats what I would do if I was president.

John Garcia, 10, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

 

If I were president I would stop bullying. The reason why I chose this is because kids are bullyed. I whould banned bullying so kids don’t anther person. Some kids even they kill themselfs from being bulled. Some people bully by siberbullying. So if I was president I whould banned bullying.

Dalton McEnlee, 12, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

This is what I would do if I was elected for president. I would help the people who are homeless and have no food that live in the United States of America only. I would do that because they need homes and food too. I would make the levels of self-protections go up. I would also do that because people need to protect them selves. I will stop taxing in stores. I would stop that because people pay a lot of money buying stuff in stores. I would make the prices of gas go down. I picked that because the price of gas is unreasonably high. That is what I would do if I was elected for president.

Mallory Sprague, 11, Trout Creek, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

If I was president of the United Stats, I would try to get throwing trash in all of living nature like plants, and where animals live, ileagle. Imagine trash all over in a pond, then you see dead fish. That happened to me once, I went to a park that had a pond and there was trash everywhere! in the pond was dead fish. Trash has lots of germs that can kill animals, and we dont want that. So that is what I will do if I was president of the United States.

Kora Young, 10, Trout Creek, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

  

If I’m ever voted for president I would make mental and normal kids have the rights. The reason is because they are treated a lot better than us and they can bully you and push you around and the teachers say it was on exident but it was problely on purpose. I don’t think for my self. I think I stand for everone who has been bullied by a mental person or kid.

Jacob Pomeroy,  11, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

  

If I were president I would want to give poor people a better place to be with what they need to survive. I would do this because we basicaly have way more stuff than them. I would try to tell people that they have to at least donate one thing to the poor and homeless. I would say everyone in the world should be treated equally. No one should be treated worse than others. This is what I would do if I was president.

Kaelah Smith, 10, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

 

If I were president I would lower taxes, because my family is struggling to pay the price and other family’s are to. So I think that if we cut the price of taxes down then people can keep their homes, longer and longer. In concluin, lowering taxes will benefit people everywhere. That is what I would do if I were president.

Nathen Stone, 11, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton

 

If I was president I would make smoking ileagle because it is bad for you. It can give you lung cancer The smoke harms children. I chose this idea because people should not smoke with children around. So remember smoking is very bad for you and can give you lung cancer.

Seth Wormuth, 11, Walton, Nancy Gavett’s fifth grade, Townsend Elementary School, Walton