Star student: Fifth-grader likes school

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Craig Intermediate School fifth-grader Bobby Kyle has a very special relationship with his mother. She plays his PlayStation games, and he reads her mystery novels.

The relationship has created a confident and well-adjusted 12-year-old who said there's really nothing he doesn't like about school.

His favorite classes are physical education -- because he gets to play games -- and science -- because it's educational.

"I'll probably need it when I grow up," he said.

But, with his current plans, he'll probably need to focus more on physical education.

"My mom says I should be a football player, so I guess I'll be an athlete," he said.

Kyle moved to Craig in November after two years in Texas. His ability to make the adjustment so smoothly caught the attention of his teachers.

"Bobby is new to Craig, but according to his teachers, he jumped right in," Principal Don Davidson said. "Two of his teachers remarked about the friendly and polite manner in which Bobby conducts himself."

Kyle continues to respond to his teachers by saying "yes ma'am" and "no ma'am."

The adjustment wasn't too tough on Kyle who lived in Craig before moving.

"Some of my old friends were still here," he said.

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