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Kidsday: Miller Place student government

In Miller Place School District, we have a student government club. It meets after school, and kids in grades six to eight can join. It sets up dances, food drives and donations. We think the student government is a very important club to the school.

We interviewed one of the club's advisers, Amanda Wolf, about upcoming events. "This year, we are doing Soles 4 Souls and a big food drive," she said. The Soles 4 Souls program involves donations to people who don't have shoes like us. You can donate any shoes you want. Even muddy cleats!

We asked her who came up with the name Soles 4 Souls. She said, "A seventh-grade student in the school had the idea of it. His family is taking the shoes in, and they are donating them."

Another thing Miss Wolf told us about was the food drive. She said that first period classes compete against each other to bring in the most cans of food. Not only is the food drive a student government project, it involves the whole school.

Also, 20 kids from student government are training to help kids who are being bullied. The theme of the year for the school is crusading against bullying.

On the fun side, student government had a talent show last year. It was really fun to watch, and we hope to have one this year as well. Other fun things we do are setting up dances, having special days like Pajama Day and organizing spirit week in the fall.

It's a great time and feels so good after you've finished all the work and people can finally enjoy it.

Student government is one of the few clubs that sixth-graders can join. We love it, and it's a very exciting club.

Review: 'Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1'

I read the book "Tales from Lovecraft Middle School #1: Professor Gargoyle," by Charles Gilman (Quirk Books). This mystery has to do with demons and monsters.

Robert Arthur is in seventh grade and is going into a new school. There are a couple of suspicious things about the school. There are rats jumping out of lockers, two-headed mice and disappearing students.

What's wrong with this school? Robert befriends a former bully named Glenn Torkells and a girl from the school named Karina Ortiz. They all are trying to figure out what is wrong with the school.

I enjoyed this book very much. It's for ages 10 and older. I am looking forward to the next book, called "The Slither Sisters," which just came out this month.

RATING: 4 of 5

--Kidsday Reporter Gavin Bean

CLASS OF THE WEEK: Sue Lutcha's sixth-grade class, NORTH COUNTRY ROAD MIDDLE SCHOOL, Miller Place

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