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Extra Credit: Sixth grade student claims perfect attendance, gets attention from local college

Imagine working at a job for more than 6 years and never missing a day of work or being late.

Sixth grade student Michael Alexander can claim this remarkable record, even though he's not drawing a paycheck.

"I've never gotten sick in my life," he said in a recent interview.

In fact, not only has he never been sick, he's never missed a day of school, or even been late for class.  All because, according to Alexander, he loves school.

"I love reading, and I love the stuff that my teachers teach me every day," he said.
 
Michael is also an honor roll student, and an author.  He wrote his first book of poetry at age four.  Now, he's working on his second, about people he admires.

"Bill Cosby, Dr. Martin Luther King...it's a lot of great African American men," he said.

Michael estimates he has already read 10,000 books.  He's also a track star, whose won ten 1st place medals. He wants to help people when he grows up.

Lambuth University has already taken note of Michael, and given him incentive to attend their school when he's ready.

"The scholarship is a four year scholarship to Lambuth College, and I'm glad to have it, because it's already paid for," he said. "If I keep doing it, I'll make it all the way to college."


If you know of a student, school, staff member or program that deserves some extra credit, send an email to: extracredit@wmctv.com

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