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Riley Byers rules as RV's reader

Monday, March 14, 2005

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By Ron Flewelling

With the blustery March weather keeping us teetering on the balancing beam between winter and spring, it's a waning winter Wahoo! and three sizzling shamrocks for Riley Byers as she accepts the accolades as the RV March Reader of the Month.

When it comes time to face her daily academic challenges, this young reader can be found hard at work on her studies in the fourth grade classroom at River Valley Elementary.

Science, this fourth grade scholar avers, is her top subject. She does add, however, that she has no favorite teacher, mainly because "they are all nice."

Seldom a week goes by without Riley making several visits to the library, a trek greatly expedited by the fact that it's just a short stroll down the hallway from her classroom.

Riley particularly likes the fact that there are so many different books on the library's shelves just begging to be read.

When it comes time to hit the checkout desk, this reader can often be found taking home one of the books in the "Magic Tree House" and "Pony Pals" series of tales.

She also thinks Mary Pope Osbourn is aces when it comes to penning a great story.

At the end of the school day and on weekends, Riley easily keeps herself entertained by participating in one of her favorite pastimes, mainly playing softball and basketball, her two preferred sports.

It should also be pointed out that Riley is quite a hand with a pair of knitting needles. So much so that she recently completed a set of slippers that she crocheted herself.

As far as her future plans are concerned, RV's March reader someday hopes to pursue a career as either a famous author or a music star.

Until that day arrives, however, Riley can be found over on 210th Street in Correctionville where she shares hearth and home with her folks...Jaret and Rene, her kid brother...six-and-a-half-year-old Tyler, Shortstop and Wolfie...the family felines and Birdie, Abe and Rocket...the Byers' bowsers.