AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - She's a 9-year-old with a big heart. This week's High 5 4 Kids nominee has gone above and beyond to help others in her community.
Ellie Baxter is more than just your average 9-year-old.
"Ellie is amazing," said her mother, Rebecca Powell. "She's smart, she's funny. She's smart and she's kind and I'm so proud that she's mine."
Like most kids her age, she's very involved. Between dancing, acting and always lending a helping hand to those in need, Baxter has always managed to come out on top in everything she does.
"She's been such a hard worker ever since she's arrived here," Powell said. "She has always worked so hard and does well in school. Just everything she does she gives her best and I'm so proud of that."
"ome people have come up to me and said, ‘I need some help with this.' So, I help them at school or at recess or something," Baxter said.
Baxter took it upon herself to assist students in a big way by tutoring second-grade students as they prepare for the third grade.
"I want the good things for them," Baxter said. "I don't want to be failures, and I want to help them. So they could get good grades and get into a good college and have a good career."
Baxter received many awards this academic school year from having the highest average in all of her subjects, to the principal distinguished awards, and being recognized as a distinctive scholar at Warren Road Elementary.
"Ellie, I'm just so proud of you and everything you've done in your nine years of being here," Powell said. "You've worked this hard and helped this many people along the way. I just can't wait to see the great things you do in your life."
And that is what makes her this week's High 5 4 Kids.