ALEXANDRIA, Va. (WUSA9) — A local swimmer from West Potomac High School has been using her summer break to volunteer just for fun.
Hollin Meadows Elementary School in Alexandria has a math and science focus. During the summer, some teachers are lucky enough to have a teacher’s aid like 15-year-old Olivia Scheidt.
“I like helping students with math,” said Scheidt. “I like doing math. I think I’m good at math.”
The 10th grader’s job is to help rising third graders in Mrs Meltzer’s class figure our formulas. School administrators appreciate their student volunteers.
“They always seem to enjoy themsleves and we’re happy to have them they’re a big help to all of us and to the children particularly,” said Kathy Boykin, Hollin Meadows Administrator.
During the school year, Scheidt is on West Potomac’s swim team. Her best races are the breast stroke and freestyle.
But the summer months are all about these little ones. Even though she’s a math wiz, Scheidt reads to them, too.
There are plenty of opportunities for fun. Scheidt helped students during lunch Tuesday that included special guests Torrey Smith, a Virginia native and former Ravens Wide Receiver along with the state’s first lady, Dorothy McAuliffe.
It’s all in a day’s work for the young girl whose summer takes her from the swimming pool to the classroom.
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