Valley View’s William Riddering an Example in Excellence

Student always puts others first

William Riddering is 11 years old, the son of Joe and Barb Riddering and brother to Michelle and Jennifer. Teachers and staff at Valley View Elementary School describe him as a born leader with a strong willingness to help others.

“He does everything right without being told,” they stated.

William has a caring heart and is always concerned about someone being left out. He is polite and one of his classmates said he has the best manners.

William works well with others and doesn’t care who he is paired with or who is in his group at school. Putting others first makes others want to follow his lead.

One of William’s classmates stated, “He is nice—I mean really nice. He would never put anyone down and is a great person.”

Strength of character stands out in whatever activity William is involved in, from school, on the playground, or in church. Every day William exhibits strength of character and qualities of excellence. William’s teachers say he can be counted on to do his best in any task set before him. His strong work ethic helped him in overcoming learning challenges at school. Classmates and teachers today would never suspect he once found class work difficult. He is a real leader, who has proven that hard work and determination pay off.

As an athlete, William loves all sports, but his favorites are baseball and hunting. He is a Holy Family Catholic Church server and a busy family member who attends events for his older sisters.

This student has a strong Christian faith and an inner drive that guide him to be positive and kind every second of his day. His teachers say he is truly a model, not only for other students, but also for adults.

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