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Community Service

Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It’s as important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. That is a quote by Dorothy Height, the civil rights and women’s rights activist. I completely agree with her. In fact, without a doubt, once a week all elementary schools should have a community service act.

Boys and girls, kindergarten to fifth-grade should have the opportunity to help our nation. If people never do community service during their childhood they could grow up to be lazy adults that never do anything. I know that kids should always be thanked and smiled at for helping out. I can tell that if no one steps up to help our beautiful Mercer Island will become a dump with sad and grumpy people living here. Not only is community service helpful, but it is fun too.

That is why elementary schools should have a community service project every week.


4th grade, Lakeridge Elementary School


Discourage solicitors

I would encourage everyone  not to buy from solicitors that are not licensed and knocking on our doors. A magazine solicitor from a halfway house miles from Mercer Island, stole my cell phone from my front porch. By not buying from them, hopefully we will encourage them not to solicit our neighborhood.

Janet Courtney


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