Merrick Avenue Middle School collected more leftover Halloween candy than in previous years, thanks in part to the effort of the school’s Student Government. The donated candy will make its way to our troops serving overseas as part of Operation Sweet Tooth.
“I donated a bag and so did my sister at her elementary school, Lakeside,” said Jayden Mogelefsky, a seventh grader and member of Student Government. “I thought it would be good to do something nice for the troops who don’t get to experience this holiday at home with their families.”
Seventh-grader Skylar Zena said she donated two bags of her collected Halloween candy because she “wanted to give the troops a little bit of happiness this holiday season.”
Overseen by social studies teachers and club advisors Ms. Colangelo and Mr. Amador, volunteers filled 10 contractor-sized bags of donated candy for Amador to bring to Merrick dentist Dr. David Gottesfeld’s office.