7th and 8th graders from Bettendorf Middle School were fortunate to have young adult author, April Henry, visit with them at the Bettendorf High School Auditorium yesterday, April 25. Following her morning presentations, 7th and 8th graders who were chosen from an essay contest (“Why I would like to have lunch with April Henry”) ate lunch with April Henry and teachers. They had the opportunity to ask her interesting questions and get an autographed book. Ms. Henry explained that the secret to success is not necessarily about being the best, but about not giving up and persevering when you have a dream. Many students were excited to have their personal “April Henry “ books signed by the visiting author.