The Breezy Point Star: Saint Anselm student gives back to school through kindness

Michael Gargano, 12, a seventh grader at St. Anselm Catholic Academy, shows his big heart.

Can you tell me some of the community service you’ve done?

I’ve been an altar server for two years. It means to me that I’m doing good, helping out my community and being closer to God. Being an altar server, I’ve learned to treat everyone the same no matter what, not act different in front of other people, to be myself. I also learned to treat everyone equally. I try to give every new kid advice about the school, introduce myself, and try to make them feel welcome and comfortable.

Also, there are adults coming back [to St. Anselm] and I’m going to be one of only three kids this weekend to give them a tour and answer questions about our school. I’m excited about it. I like meeting old students that will be there before I graduated and seeing older teachers. I’ve been at this school since I was three years old so I’ll be telling some stories.

On Read Across America Dr. Seuss Day, I read a book to one of my neighbors. I went to his house and read the book to a kindergarten student. It felt good to read to him. When I read and saw him follow along with the story and saw him laugh at a funny part, that made me feel good.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

When I grow up, I want to be a sports reporter. My favorite sport is football. For now, my favorite subject is math. It comes pretty easy for me.

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