Being For The Benefit Of Paramount Kites
Author: Sega Parks

Chapter 6
President Carpenter

  Elisha Carpenter stared at her poster in the freshman cafeteria that had a school picture of her  pasted on the middle of a pink poster board. The campaign slogan read Don't Make Your Mistake. Vote For Carpenter And Drake. It was written in bold colorful letters.
Elisha smiled satisfyingly. She knew she was going to win. She had a huge group of friends and most people liked her.  

A few boys stopped by the table next to her to pick up a Vote For Carpenter button that Andy had made a couple of nights ago. They each took two white macadamia nut cookies from a plate. Savannah and Reese made them themselves.
"Thank you, guys." she said. "Appreciate it."

"No problem." one of the boys said.

 There were over hundreds of people wearing her buttons. The next thing she needed to do was get nominated for homecoming court. Which wasn't a challenge for her.

Demi Pohoryles and Courtney Hoftadter came towards her. Demi's hair was still wet from the shower she had taken that morning.

"Hey," Demi waved. "Clever slogan."

"Thanks." Elisha said modestly. "It was my idea."

Actually it was Holly's idea, but telling one white lie wouldn't hurt.

"When will they say if you won or not?" asked Courtney, tucking a lock of blond hair behind her ear.

"During the afternoon announcements." Elisha answered. "I'm positive."

  A couple of more people came by.

"I'll vote for you." a girl with glasses, bucked teeth, and a nasally voice said.

"Go right ahead." Elisha said, handing her a button and a homemade macadamia nut cookie.

"I hope you win." a short redheaded girl said.

"Thank you." Elisha said sincerely.

"You do know there's responsibility to be a house representative." Courtney informed. "You hate that."

Elisha rolled her eyes. She hated having responsibility for babysitting her little sister Delaney. Running for house was different. It was her decision and no one else's. She was student council for fifth, seventh, and eighth grade. She was determined to be a house representative for her ninth grade class. And that was it.

"I don't care, Court." Elisha said. "I want this."

"Well, good for you." encouraged Demi. "You're the best."

"I know I am."


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