To kickoff college week, students at Columbia Elementary are learning about perseverance and chasing their dreams. For the past month, students helped design a mural through Art Feeds representing what they want to be when they grow up, and today was the big reveal. Aspiring movie star and Olympic athlete, fourth grader Jeanetta Fidler tells News Talk KZRG what perseverance means to her.
"Perseverance is to be confident in yourself. Don't let anybody knock over your dream. You should be confident in yourself to go to college, and get a good degree, and get a good job."
Fourth grader Tylor Peck wants to be a train engineer and says he'd be the first in his family to go to college. He tells News Talk KZRG his parents will be proud.
" It would mean a lot. My mom and dad would very proud if I graduated because I could accomplish my dreams of being a train engineer."
Throughout the week, students will be touring local college campuses. Murals are also being completed at four other elementary schools and the Missouri Baptist Children's Home. You can see pictures in the photo gallery section at NewsTalkKZRG.com.