Ellie Hernandez doesn't just get her school work done in a timely fashion, she also lends a hand to her fellow students if she notices they are struggling.
Hernandez, 9, is a third grade student at Marshalltown Area Catholic School St. Mary's attendance center.
"It is very helpful that I know that she will be on task and she is willing and able to help others," said her teacher, Jenny Sickles. "She is a good example for others to follow."
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Ellie Hernandez works on her handwriting in a third grade class at Marshalltown Area Catholic School last week.
Hernandez said she loves to learn, especially when it comes to science and she is also an avid reader.
She said helping others comes naturally to her.
"I want to be a good friend," Hernandez said.