Are you more well-read than this fifth-grader?
Passmore Elementary School fifth-grader Mario Olveda is passionate about learning, especially reading. While some students are less than enthusiastic about their education, Olveda actively seeks out new challenges and never misses an opportunity to read a new book. “Books, school and homework are things I cannot live without,” he said. Last year, Olveda read 46 Texas Bluebonnet Award Books. He will be honored at the 2013 Bluebonnet Luncheon in Fort Worth.
SCHOOL: Passmore Elementary School
ACCOMPLISHMENTS: Perfect attendance since kindergarten; honor roll every year; two Citizenship Awards; award for reading 46 Texas Bluebonnet Award Books during the 2011-2012 school year
CLUBS/ACTIVITIES: Fifth Grade Book Club; University Interscholastic League Number Sense Contest and Dual Language Program
FAVORITE CLASS: “Language arts is my favorite class because I get into a book and I can’t stop reading. I just love language arts.”
FAVORITE BOOK: “ ‘Misty Gordon and the Mystery of the Ghost Pirates’ (by Kim Kennedy). It has a lot of suspense in it, and it has a twist in the end. It is also a Bluebonnet Award Winner.”
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “’Arthur’ on PBS is my favorite show because it doesn’t have anything bad. It is funny and educational.”
AMBITION: “I would like to go to Baylor University and become a fifth-grade reading teacher.”