AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The school year is coming to an end, and this week we meet a fifth-grader who finished with quite an impressive list of accomplishments.
Kamdyn Richardson, 11, just finished fifth grade, and like many kids her age she's ready for summer vacation.
"Even though it was really fun, I'm going to miss a lot of my friends," she said.
She's leaving Copeland Elementary School with a lot of memories and awards.
"Well, I won the highest average in social studies, science and math," Kamdyn said.
She was also named to the A Honor Roll. But there's one experience in particular that stands out.
"One of my favorite things that we did this year was we did a 'Shark Tank' experience with Club Car and we had to create a new generation golf carts," Kamdyn said.
Kamdyn and her classmates designed a golf cart with some unique additions, like a spot for an iPad and cup holders to warm or cool your drink. The team ended up taking home the top prize. Her parents are glad to see their daughter succeed academically, especially at such a young age.
"When I was in school, I had a lot of interest in math and science, and I'm glad to see that she picked it up," said Julius Richardson, Kamdyn's father. "From what I've been told, a lot of times girls don't take interest in it. But we're glad that she has taken an interest in it."
Next year Kamdyn starts middle school, but she's not worried about the harder classes.
"I have confidence that I can do the same thing I did this year if I study and work hard," she said.
Kamdyn will start sixth grade at Evans Middle School in the fall, and she says she's already looking forward to social studies and math classes.