CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Each week during the school year, Project L.I.F.T. selects a student who is excelling not only inside the classroom, but outside as well. The student - along with their favorite teacher - is featured every Wednesday on WBTV News on Bounce at 8 p.m. The program operates within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System.
This week's scholar is Riley Faison, a 3rd grader at Statesville Road Elementary School.
Bio: Riley is a driven student. He currently is on the AB Honor Roll and recently received an award for being an Inquirer at school.
He loves to read, and it pays off because he is reading 3 levels upon grade level.
He is naturally competitive and plays many sports including basketball, baseball, and football. He plays short stop for the G Force Clovers.
Riley is helpful and easily makes friends. He sets an excellent example for his peers.