May 2, 2012
East Elementary School teachers Linda Brookshire, left, and Linda Davis, right, nominated fourth-grader Hayden Short, center, for a National Young Scholars Program this summer in Denver. The program offers enrichment activities that go beyond what students normally learn in class, Brookshire said.
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Call them gumshoes, private eyes or super sleuths. Whatever name you give sharp-witted fictional detectives, Hayden Short relishes reading about their exploits. “I love mystery books,” he said. “They’re just eye-catching.” Mysteries won’t simply be on the East Elementary School fourth-grader’s reading list this summer.