UNION — Some very special students at Foster Park Elementary School recently got to dine with some local educators and shared with them their plans and hopes for their futures as well as their favorite books.
In a statement released at the end of September, Foster Park Elementary School announced that students Morgan Chesnut, Anna Scott, Haleigh Burgess, and Miracle Smith were chosen by their teachers to attend “Lunch With Leaders” hosted by Principal William Sizemore. The school holds a Lunch With Leaders each week for seleect 5th grade students.
The press release states that the students were joined for the lunch by Rick Wade, guidance counselor, and Mrs. Dale Goff, interim assistant principal. It states that during the lunch, the students engaged in a discussion covering a variety of topics including their future college and career choices and their favorite books.
Miracle Smith stated that she would like to go to Clemson University or Harvard University. She wants to become a teacher or a veterinarian in the future. Miracle really enjoys reading and her favorite book is “Winter According to Humphrey.”
Anna Scott says that in the future she wants to become an OB nurse. She would like to attend either Clemson or Limestone. Her favorite book is “It’s Raining Cupcakes.” Asked why that’s her favorite, Anna replied, “The main character is a baker and I love to bake.”
Haleigh Burgess says that one day she wants to become a pediatrician and help children who have cancer. She plans to attend The University of South Carolina or Harvard after high school graduation. Haleigh’s favorite book is “A Dog on His Own.” It’s a book about a stray dog and Haleigh loves to help stray dogs.
Morgan Chesnut’s favorite book is “Sasquatch and Aliens.” When asked why, Morgan replied, “It’s interesting and funny. The main character’s name is Morgan, like mine, but he’s a boy!” Morgan would like to attend the University of South Carolina or Winthrop University after high school. She plans to major in science. Morgan hopes to one day find a cure for cancer so that, “Nobody else has to suffer. They can just live a regular life.”