Edwin X.

Edwin X.


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More About Me

Community: Cerritos
Grade: 6th
Birthday: 6/22/2008
Favorite Subject: Mathematics

Dream: Teacher

Biography: My name is Edwin. My dad does farming for a living, and my mom is a house wife. I go to the elementary school in Cerritos, where I live. I am in 6th grade. I like to go to school because I get excited to read books in the classroom. I am going to school because I want to make my dreams come true. My biggest dream is to be a teacher so I can teach children how to read and write and that way I can help to improve education. I want to have a job, a house, a motorcycle, and a family. I also want to be a firefighter to be able to administer first aid. I know if I study I will have better opportunities in life and I will have the convenience of learning new things. I want to respect people and help older individuals that have a disability. In my free time, I help with house chores, I play soccer with my friends and cousins, I take care of my one-year-old niece Hellen, and I feed our animals (cows, chickens, rabbits).

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