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Heard Around School Hallinan Elementary School


If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Morgan Beilstein

“The Galapagos because it’s so beautiful, and there’s lots of dolphins. I like dolphins. I’ve seen 12 in the wild.

— Morgan Beilstein, third-grader

Christian Mei

"Washington, D.C., because there's the Federal Reserve, the White House, the Pentagon, the Smithsonian and lots of the nation's history."

— Christian Mei, fourth-grader

Diana Manternach

“Australia because there’s kangaroos. When the baby gets born, they’re cute.”

— Diana Manternach, kindergartener

Esben Schroeder

“Where I’d like to go is Japan, and the reason I would like to go there is, first, my parents lived there for two years and they have a lot of friends there, and I would like to meet those friends. Second, I really like the food — gyoza. Third, I really like the culture. I would like to go to the temples.”

— Esben Schroeder, fifth-grader

Ryen Krup

"I would go to New York because it seems sunny there, and I like sunny days."

— Ryen Krup, second-grader

Miles O'Day

"South Africa because I want to go mining for diamonds and sell them to some jewelry place in South Africa."

— Miles O’Day, first-grader