3 students are on their way | TahoeDailyTribune.com

3 students are on their way

Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra recently presented three students from St. Theresa School with an On Your Way Award. The award is designed to recognize students who are working especially hard to improve their literacy skills.

The three students who received the award are third-graders Riley Budd and Diego Lopez and Tyler Bulawa, who is in the fifth grade. Each student was presented a plaque in the presence of their peers, awarded a $25 gift certificate to Neighbors Bookstore, and a book was donated to the school on behalf of each recipient.

Riley was selected because, according to his teacher, Ms. Welykholowa, “Riley has a better attitude toward his schoolwork and has become much more conscientious of what is expected of him.”

Riley said, “I like learning from books and I can actually understand the words, when I couldn’t before.” His favorite book is “Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook.”

Diego, whose teacher is also Ms. Welykholowa, was selected because he has made great strides in his reading and he is consistent bringing his reading to and from school. He takes more risks and rises to the challenge.

“I feel happy when I can read the words because then don’t have to ask for help,” Diego said. His favorite book is “The Cat In the Hat.”

Tyler was selected by her teacher, Mrs. Sweatt, who said, “Tyler really tries and she is very helpful. In the face of discouragement she give 110 percent.”

Tyler likes reading because “you learn stuff that you didn’t know before. I feel so happy that I can understand what I am reading.” Tyler’s favorite book is “Little House on the Prairie.”

The On Your Way Award is one of the many programs sponsored by Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe to promote literacy and enhance the lives of youth in the community.

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