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LETTER: Keiki Wisdom

September 29, 2011, 11:54 AM HST
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Dear Editor of Maui Now,

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Photo courtesy of Maui Preparatory Academy.

My name is Danielle Bergson. I am eleven years old, I go to Maui Preparatory Academy, and I have some important issues to talk about. Today I’m going to talk about safety on the road, organic farming, and ending hunger.

How Technology Threatens Safety on Our Roads

Texting while driving is a bad habit because if you’re texting while driving, that means you’re not paying attention to the road. Then you can end up in accident. What if you have kids in the car? You and your kid could get severely injured or it could cause death. If you are not texting while driving and someone else is, you could move so they don’t hit you, your car, or your kid. Don’t be texting while driving for your own safety.

Good for Our Environment and For Our Body

Eating organic is important because it is not just healthier, but it also tastes better. Additionally, organic foods don’t have pesticides. Pesticides are chemicals that kill bugs and turn the soil into something else. Pesticides are bad for our oceans as well because when it rains, the pesticides from the grass and soil travel into the ocean and kill the coral, fish, and sea creatures. If you eat organic there are no pesticides to kill the coral, sea creatures, and fish. I like eating organic because it tastes so much better than eating inorganic foods. So, make food taste better, be healthier, and save sea life.

Lets End Hunger around the World

I think food donations are important because some people are starving and suffering. Think of it this way, If you were starving and suffering to feed your family, wouldn’t you want someone to help you out? We should have more food shelters to give a helping hand to the starving. Also, there are a lot of kids that are dying every six seconds in Somalia. Even though they are not in our country, we should still help. Here are some examples, I think people that would like to, and should have garage sales and send the money to the kids in Somalia. At my school, Maui Preparatory Academy, the seventh grade tried not to eat for a day to see what it feels like to be hungry. A lot of them said that it didn’t feel good at all. As the seventh graders weren’t eating, the kids at Maui Prep could sponsor them and the money is being sent to help the kids in Somalia. Today, we should donate all the food we don’t need to help. I want to have a bake sale or a car wash to raise money for all of the kids and adults in need. Don’t forget to help the starving and end hunger around the world.

In conclusion, ending hunger, eating organic, and safety on roads are all really important to me because these are all huge issues. Thank you for your time.




Danielle Bergson

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