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Third-graders celebrate Tonawanda’s Mullen School’s 50th anniversary and ponder what they’ll be like in 50 years

When you’re in third grade, it’s hard to imagine what your life will be like 50 years. But as the students of Mullen Elementary School at 130 Syracuse St. in the City of Tonawanda celebrated their school’s 50th anniversary recently, they had a chance to imagine what 50 years really looks like.

All the students in Mrs. Lisa Drmacich’s class seemed to have a pretty good idea of how they want their lives to unfold. We were captivated by their optimism and thoughtfulness in responding. We hope you enjoy their answers as much as we did!

When I am 50 years old I would like to be a retired animal ranger. I would like to live in the middle of the woods in a cabin with a ton of wild animals as pets. I would like different kinds of animals. Also, twins as a boy and a girl and a wife. I would like a tree frog a bowacon striker, a white wolf, spider monkey and an iguana.

Shaun Rocco, 8

When I am 50 years old I would like to have a job as a court stenographer.

I would like to have 6-10 kids and live in Tonawanda, New York. Also, I would like to have my children go to Mullen School. When I am 50 I would like to be PTA president of my children’s or grandchildren’s school.

Michaela Walsh, 9

When I am 50 I will be a retired hockey player. Also I will be the coach of the Sabres. I will live in Buffalo, NY. I will have a wife and 2 kids. I have a pet lizard.

Billy Tabor, 8

When I am 50 years old, I want to live on a hill in Texas. I will like to live in Texas because it is nice and hot. I will love the heat, mostly because it will be cold in Buffalo. Also, when I’m 50 years old, I would like to play games with my grandkids. We will play Uno.

Elizabeth Marohn, 9

In 50 years I see myself living in the Buffalo area, married and having one child. I would like to be a lawyer or a doctor. On the side I would like to be a referee for professional hockey. I would like to become a professional hockey player also, at some point in life. I really enjoy the Buffalo Sabres so I would also like to make and sell posters of all the Sabres players that would be playing in 50 years. I hope that they will have a team in 50 years. I will also be collecting and sorting through all my hockey and football cards and hoping they will be worth some money in 50 years.

Joshua Large, 8

When I’m 50, I want to live in Tonawanda, New York. My job will be an Artist.

I will have my driving license and I would be able to drive. I might have a Chevy. I will have one kid. The kid will be 7 years old. I’ll have a wife. I will live in a mansion. I’ll have a pet dog and a guinea pig.

That’s what I’m going to do when I’m 50.

Dylan Walsh, 8

Currently, I am 8 years old however, when I am 50 years old, a myriad of things will be different in my life.

First, when I am 50 I will have six children. They will be sextuplets and their names will be Clair, Anna, Brenna, Caitlin, Ian and Brandon.

Second, when I am 50 I will have a big house. but not a real big house. It will be in Tonawanda and I will live with my husband and 6 children.

Lastly, I would like to be a teacher when I am 50.

I want to be a teacher because you get to be with children and I love children. Also, because you get the summer and the weekends off.

Miranda Butler, 8

When I am 50 years old, I will have three kids because I love children. I will live in Trenton, New Jersey with my husband. My house will be big and it will be painted yellow or green. The city will be peaceful and fun for my children.

I will be a singer or a vet. I want to be these things because I love to sing and I love to help animals.

Another job I would like to have is a doctor. I want to be a doctor also because I love to help sick or injured people who need medical care.

One last job I would like to have is to work in an orphanage. I want this job because I can be with children all the time.

Brittany Buchholz, 8

In 50 years from now I will be 59. I will be married and I want five kids.

I will be a singer or own a dance studio. I want twins, a boy and two girls. And I want to marry a nice person like my dad. And I want to live in Tennessee or Kentucky. If these things don’t happen I hope I will have a happy life, especially at 59!

Lydia Knope, 9

I would like to live in a house in Tonawanda. I wouldn’t like to live in any other state. For a job I would like to be a hockey player. I want to do this because I love hockey a lot. I would like to have a dog when I grow up because I can’t have one now. For my family I would like to have two kids. Both boys.

Nicholas Carson, 8

When I am 50 years old I want to have two children. Their names will be Kevin, if it is a boy and Madison if it is a girl. I want to work at JC Penney’s or Chico’s because I want to have great clothes for my children and I also because it seems like fun to have a job of clothes.

I want to have a lot of money and have a big house in Florida. Also, have an in ground pool and a hot tub. I will have two dogs and their names will be Oreo and Peanut. They will be potty trained. I will also have one cat named Autumn. He will have a great bed and house.

Briana Bake, 9

I want to be a wealthy billionaire that has everything I’ve ever wanted. I will have two children and a wife. I will also have billions of dollars. I will also live in a mansion. I will have a really cool car. But the best part is I will be president of the U.S.A.

Bryce Pieszala, 9

When I’m 50 years old I will be a reptile hunter, catching reptiles in exotic places. Also I will have two kids. I want to live in Florida near the Everglades.

Zachary Krzeminski, 9

First I will have two children, Mark and Katrina and I will live in Virginia. I will work as a veterinarian or a firefighter. I will be a veterinarian because I love animals. I will be a firefighter because I like to help people. Furthermore, I want to save our environment. Also, when I am 50 years old, I will grow my hair long and I will still have hazel eyes.

Katelynn Frawley, 9