Noah Curiel, going into the fifth grade at Luther Middle School in the fall will meet with Senator Jim Nielsen on July 18 at the State Capital.

Curiel received his second California State Senate Scholastic Achievement Award and was invited by Senator Nielsen to visit him at the Capital to have their picture taken together on the Senate floor. Following a 30 minute private meeting with Senator Nielsen, Curiel will join his family for a tour of the capital.

Curiel is rehearsing the questions he would like to ask the Senator and is looking forward to visiting the Capital.

Declaring swimming his favorite pastime this summer. Curiel is trying out for travel ball as a catcher.

In order to receive the California State Senate Scholastic Achievement Award, a student must meeet certain academic qualifications to be one of the two students chosen from a class by the teachers who feel the student has the potential to complete college.

In the second grade, Curiel was presented with a bicycle as the Hardest Working Second Grader.