Eighth graders discuss their hopes and dreams in Language Arts class

18Middle school cadets presented projects about their hopes and dreams during CSGT Mike Harding’s second period language arts class March 12 and 13.

Carlos Liriano ’18 spoke of his ambition to become a computer programmer and game designer, sharing screenshots of programming programs.
“To do computer and game programming, you need a special programming language called C++” Liriano explained.

Next up was Lucas Moore ’18, who wants to be a dentist when he grows up. “The median expected salary for a typical dentist in the United States is $150,791,” Moore said. “That’s a lot of money for someone like me. That’s so much money. I don’t even know where to begin to spend it.”

William Moore ’18 next presented his dream of enlisting in the U.S. Army after college and going through Basic Combat Training. “This will be really fun,” Moore said. “I hope to be in the Rangers. Rangers lead the way!”

The final presentation was by Donald Williams ’18, who spoke about his hope of learning to ride horses and becoming a part of the U.S. Army Cavalry Division. “I want to have a greater future,” Williams said, flipping slides with photos of uniformed men riding horses.

Other middle schoolers involved in the project included eighth graders Paul Murphy and Jacob Wright. Murphy spoke of his amibition to become a computer engineer.

“I’m good with computers and I like working with them. I know a lot about programming,” Murphy said.

“A policeman, state trooper or ranger is what I want to be when I’m older and get a job. It is dangerous but I like helping people,” Wright wrote in his report. “I would prefer to work in a small town to begin with. The reason I don’t want to work in a big place like NYPD is because it is too crowded and I’m more likely to get injured if I’m being shot at all the time. My job will be a very important one. … The fun begins when we get to raid buildings and other hostile places. Before I can become a cop I have to go to a police academy to learn how to be one.”