The signs of the season are all around us...
You know...like sunburns, chlorine water saturation from marathon sessions at the city pool, acid reflux from watermelon and corn-on-the-cob overloads and vertigo from all those carnival rides at the county fair...Everything, in fact, that makes summer memorable.
Over MMC way, a further memory is created as Erik Nelson steps forward for the sizzling summer honors as MMC Elementary's July Reader of the Month.
Erik has just successfully studied his way through the third grade at Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Elementary. As a result of his scholastic tenacity, he will be taking his place front and center in the fourth grade classroom when the new school term rolls around this fall.
Math, Erik avers, was his top subject this past school year and adds that Mrs. Nieuwenhuis received a final grade of A-plus as his favorite teacher.
Erik is one of those dedicated readers who has an admirable track record of making frequent trips to the MMC school library.
In fact, seldom a day went by this past school term when Erik didn't drop in and prowl the shelves in search of books about sports or animals, his two favorite genres of reading material.
This young reader also notes that he really enjoyed the story sessions when Librarian Mavis would read tales aloud.
Whenever he has the opportunity to take a break from all that homework, Erik can generally be found actively engaged in one or more of his leisure time activities of choice. He enjoys playing basketball, football and baseball, boating, mowing lawns and knocking golf balls around out on the links.
A dedicated sportsman, it should come as no surprise that Erik spends a lot of time competing in both Little League Baseball and Junior Golf.
Erik has been staying pretty well entertained these past several weeks. He has been whistling away his summer hiatus boating at the Lakes, swimming and playing with his friends.
As far as his future plans are concerned, Erik just wants to be successful in all that he does, especially if happens to be playing pro football.
During time outs, however, Erik Nelson can be found at his home in Marcus where he enjoys hanging out with his parents...Carl and Jenna, his siblings...14-year-old Lukas and 11-year-old Bailee and Allie, the Nelson family pooch.