Local students write about citizenship

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I can show citizenship in many ways. Citizenship means to have basic rights, duties and privileges of a country. It means you have the right to be in a country. You can vote when you’re 18 years old. You can be president one day.

-Channing Torbert, second grader, Southview Primary School

 

I can show citizenship in many ways. We can say the pledge of allegiance every morning to show citizenship. The Army and the Navy fight for our country to show citizenship. We vote for presidents to show citizenship.

-Railey Jones, second grader, Southview Primary School

 

I can show citizenship in many ways. Citizenship means to help people in our country. The U.S. Army, Air Force and Marines help fight for our country everyday. We like to thank and respect the people who fight for our country. That is also how you can show citizenship.

-Christopher “C.J”. Harris, second grader, Southview Primary School

 

I’m glad to be a citizen in America. Because I have citizenship I can choose my house and my job. I think it is good because other people can’t choose their church. As a citizen, I can follow laws because I can pick up trash and put it away. I can recycle bottles and cans. I’m proud to be a citizen in America.

-Taylor Birmingham, second grader, Southview Primary School

 

I am glad to be a citizen in America. Because of citizenship I can choose my own church. I can choose my own job. I can choose my own house. Because I am a citizen I should pay my taxes every day. I should not litter. I should recycle.  I love my country! I will take care of the earth every single day.

-Zoe Wilson, second grader, Southview Primary School

 

Being a good citizen means doing what you can do for your community. A good citizen is always honest. Good citizens will never litter. All good citizens follow rules. A good citizen works well with others. All good citizens are good at problem solving. A good citizen is very respectful. A good citizen is always safe. A good citizen is always very responsible. I wish we could all be good citizens. It would make the world a better place.

-Baker Rowton, third grader, Northside Intermediate School

 

Citizenship means becoming a valuable, responsible and contributing member of society. Citizenship includes being successful in school, making good decisions and being truthful. It also means to help your community, city, or state. I can show good citizenship at school. When a new student comes, I can show him around the school.  Please be a good citizen and help me make Opelika a better place.

-Taylor Smith, third grader, Northside Intermediate School

 

If you live in the United States, it is good to be a good citizen. It would be good if you were honest and never lie. If you stand up for your rights, you can be a better person. Being kind to your friends will make them want to hang out with you. I think being a good citizen is about being honest, standing up for your rights and being kind.

-Leila Haynie, third grader, Northside Intermediate School

 

It is important to be a good citizen because you can obey the law. You can stand up for laws that are not fair. You can also help people. I help old people that are sick and in the hospital. You also have to obey your teacher. You can do your homework and turn it in on time. Finally, you can help your neighbors. You can keep your neighborhood clean. It is always important to be a good citizen.

-Ashton Shealey, third grader, Northside Intermediate School

 

Being a good citizen means to be loyal and a good person. To be a good citizen, you can’t litter, should never give up and mind your manners. You also need to follow the rules, be polite, be honest and show respect. These are the things it takes to be a good citizen.

-Laura Tyson Daffin, third grader, Northside Intermediate School

 

To be a good citizen there are a lot of things you have to do. To start, don’t litter so the world can stay healthy. Be helpful to other people when they are sick or feel mad or sad.  Gather money for people who don’t have a house or food. Recycle and reuse what you have to turn old things into new things.

Do heroic and commendable acts for people. For example, you could have a food drive or volunteer to help the elderly. Good citizens do not break the laws or rules. In order to show good citizenship I must be a learner at school and at home. I can help my dad and mom take care of things, and I can show respect to them and the people around me.

-Jasmine Freeman, third grader, Northside Intermediate School

 

Citizenship, to me, ranges from joining the army and fighting for your country to picking up trash on the streets. It also means taking pride in your country. Helping others with things to make them better people. A country is defined by their people.

So, making the people better would make the country better itself. So anything dealing with helping the people is all part of citizenship because you are helping the country.

-Dijon Woodfin, Opelika Learning Center, 11th grader

 

Citizenship to me basically means you are legal in that country. You have the rights to be there, live there and do whatever it is that you want to do in that country, as long as it’s legal. As a citizen, you have natural rights in that country within reason.

-Zaisha Cooks, Opelika Learning Center, 11th grader

 

Citizenship means to have the privilege and the right to do the things you want to do in the country you live in. It is your duty and the rights to do whatever you choose to do.

-Trey Dooley, Opelika Learning Center, 12th grader

 

Citizenship means a lot to me. We have more freedom. There are a lot of things that we couldn’t do, but now that we have the citizenship we can do a lot more. It is great to be a citizen in the United States.

-Precious Ford, Opelika Learning Center, 10th grader

 

To me, citizenship is when you are devoted to your country. It’s like you show that you are proud to be a citizen in the country you live in. As a citizen, you have basic rights and duties to serve in your country.

-Tyra Bryant, Opelika Learning Center, 12th grader

 

Citizenship means you have rights, freedom and rules. You have the right to do certain things, but you also have rules and laws to abide by.

-Jamison Thomas, Opelika Learning Center, 10th grader

 

Citizenship is to abide by the basic rights and rules of your country. As a citizen you also fulfill your duties and use your privileges for good, not to harm people or our country.

-Matthew Saxon, Opelika Learning Center, 10th grader

 

Citizenship is to have freedom in America. Being able to do what you want and to believe in your own opinion without being harmed or breaking the law.

-Michael Thomas, Opelika Learning, 10th grader

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