I looked up into the sky,
And saw a young star.
I asked the star to speak to me
And the star replied,
Nothing in the world will
ever be given to you, Gabe.
Everything, you must fight for.
You see…the world will put
chains with locks on you…
And everything you love.
To find freedom, find the key.
To find happiness, overcome depression and anxiety.
To find yourself, accept your identity.
To love your family, accept your culture.
To be free, find the key.
Fight for your freedom.
by Gabe, 12th grade
To celebrate the historic moment of a woman running for the White House, Skirt! wants to hear from girls in grades 5-8 about why they should be President and how they would make a difference in the world if they were elected. To produce your campaign package, be creative…design your own bumper sticker. Be thoughtful…explain your campaign issues.
Have fun with this project! Hillary Clinton’s campaign song is “You and I” by Celine Dion. What would yours be? Surprise the editors with your ideas and presentation. The top two entries will appear in the February 2008 issue of skirt! and will receive a gift package worth $250.
Submissions must be received no later than December 31, 2007, and must include your name, address, phone number, age, grade level, and school. You can mail your entry to: Skirt! 801 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002, or email it to Dusty.