Why is education important to me?

Published 8:57 am Friday, November 29, 2013

EDITORS NOTE: Fifth-grader Syndey Harrell has won the lastest Tidewater News Essay Contest for the School News Page. As a result, her essay will appear on the opinion page. For other contest entries, see the school page on A7.

Education is important to me because when I’m older I would like to get a job that pays well. I am hopeful that it will be as a teacher at Southampton Academy, which I now attend.

Maybe I’ll be a librarian because of my love for books. A nurse, doctor, or an art teacher is possible too. I am also very interested in history, so maybe I will be a history teacher. What I really want to do, that is most likely not to happen, is to be a singer. Whatever it is, I will always be able to look back and thank education.

Sydney Harrell
3rd Grade
Southampton Academy