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Eighth grader sets example for others

Olinger deemed a great leader at MCS

October 14, 2013
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

As the lone eighth grader at Marshalltown Christian School, Alexandrea Olinger has helped show the proper way to learn for the younger students.

"She's been a really great example to the other kids and is a great leader," said her teacher, Erica Taft.

Taft said one of the ways she has served as an example is always doing her best no matter what the subject.

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Alexandrea Olinger, 12, is an eighth grader at Marshalltown Christian School.

Olinger, 12, has a love of science and said she would done day like to become a veterinarian.

"I love animals," Olinger said.

Her mother, Wendy Beckman, is a special education teacher for Marshalltown schools and Alexandrea has also been willing to help in that field as she volunteers her time for others.



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