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EARLIER IN THE SHOW, YOU HEARD US TALKING ABOUT DIPLOMACY – THAT’S THE MANAGING OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS. WELL, LAST WEEK, WE ASKED YOU A QUESTION THAT’S SORT OF ABOUT DIPLOMACY: IF YOU WERE ON A MISSION TO SPREAD A MESSAGE ABOUT THE UNITED STATES BY BOAT WHAT WOULD IT BE? AND YOU HAD A LOT TO SAY!

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MOLLY FROM RUSHWOOD ELEMENTARY WOULD MAKE SURE THE ENVIRONMENT TOP OF MIND, WRITING: IF I WAS ON A MISSION TO SPREAD A MESSAGE, MY MESSAGE WOULD BE, DON'T LITTER!! IT IS BAD FOR THE EARTH. MY BOAT WOULD BE NAMED "THE SAVIOR.” IT WOULD BE NAMED THAT BECAUSE IT WOULDN'T PUFF OUT SO MUCH SMOKE. IT WOULD BE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY.

HALEY FROM BUCKEYE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WOULD SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT OUR FOUR-LEGGED FRIENDS: IF I WERE ON A MISSION TO DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD, MY MESSAGE TO ALL OF THE CIVILIANS WOULD BE TO STOP ANIMAL ABUSE. I WOULD GATHER SOME OF MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS TO TRAVEL ON THE SHIP WITH ME, BECAUSE MY FAMILY LOVES ANIMALS, ESPECIALLY CATS. MY SHIP WOULD BE CALLED "PROTECT THE PAWS", AND WE WOULD TAKE A FEW SHELTER ANIMALS WITH US TO PROVE OUR MESSAGE.

WE ALSO GOT LOTS OF GREAT RESPONSES FROM MS. KAPUT’S CLASS AT EASTVIEW ELEMENTARY LAST WEEK, LIKE THIS ONE FROM LINCOLN:
IF I WERE ON A MISSION TO SPREAD INFORMATION ABOUT THE UNITED STATES, I WOULD TELL PEOPLE THAT THE UNITED STATES IS A FREE COUNTRY AND ANYONE IS WELCOME -- EXCEPT PEOPLE FROM COUNTRIES THAT WANT TO TAKE AWAY OUR FREEDOM AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. I WOULD ALSO TELL THEM THEY ARE NOT WELCOME TO THE UNITED STATES IF THEY WERE GOING TO HURT THE PEOPLE THAT LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES. THEN I WOULD TELL THE THEM THAT WE HAVE GOOD EDUCATION, AND THERE IS A GOOD AMOUNT OF TECHNOLOGICAL MEDICINE. WE ALSO HAVE CHECKS AND BALANCES, AND WE ALL LIVE IN PEACE, AND HARMONY.

KARISSA FROM ALBERT EINSTEIN ACADEMY EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT THE DESIGN OF HER SHIP, WRITING: I WOULD SAY THAT IN AMERICA, WE HAVE RIGHTS AND IT IS A FREE COUNTRY. MY SHIP WOULD BE CALLED “THE AMERICAN DREAM” AND ON THE FRONT AND SIDES, THERE WOULD BE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR BEAUTIFUL AMERICA. HERE IN AMERICA WE ARE ALL EQUAL AND HAVE RIGHTS. WE ARE THE LAND OF THE FREE, AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE.

AND ANNIE FROM INDEPENDENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL WOULD TACKLE AN IMPORTANT ISSUE WITH HER VESSEL:
IF I COULD SPREAD A MESSAGE AROUND THE WORLD I WOULD SEND A MESSAGE OF ANTI-BULLYING AND COMPASSION FOR ALL PEOPLE EVEN IF THEY ARE DIFFERENT. I WOULD NAME MY BOAT "LA DIVERSITÉ" BECAUSE IT IS FRENCH FOR DIVERSITY.

THANKS ANNIE! AND THANKS TO OUR OTHER FUTURE DIPLOMATS: MOLLY, HALEY, LINCOLN, AND KARISSA FOR SHARING WHAT YOU THINK IS IMPORTANT WITH US.

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