What Would You Choose for a Superpower?

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What Would You Choose for a Superpower?

Jacquelyn Northcutt and Cassidy Womack

One day on your way home from school, there is a major chemical spill and, while they have managed to keep it mostly contained, you accidently stumble upon it and are given a superpower. What would you want your superpower to be? In a survey, I asked the student body what they would want their superpower to be, and the three top superpowers were the ability to read minds, fly, and be invisible. When I asked them why they chose it, the answer that I received most for flying was because it would be cool. People wanted the ability to be invisible because they wanted to prank people, and the victim would never know. For the mind reading ability, many said they wanted to know what people around them were thinking about them. I personally would not want to know what anyone around me was thinking. When I got the surveys back, I was surprised to see that only one person had said that they wanted superstrength and there was only 2 people who wanted super speed. I had expected more of those. I also really liked the response that they would have the power to steal/ take others powers.

If I were to gain a superpower, I would want to have gained the power to be all-knowing. I would be able to solve any problem and be the smartest, most talented person in the world. Wait, I already am. Just kidding!!! Anyways, thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. We will have more surveys posted online for any student who feels as if their voice isn’t being heard in these surveys. We will have them posted in the opinion section, and if you put your name on it, you can be chosen to be quoted and possibly win a prize!