COOPERSVILLE, Mich. - Every year, the mayor of Coopersville hands out a "Citizen of the Year" award to a person who has made an impact on the community.
This year's distinction was given to Shelby Lynn Meintsma -- a 10-year-old fifth-grader.
"She's an incredible young lady," said Coopersville Mayor Kenneth Bush.
And everyone in town will tell you, Shelby is no ordinary 10-year-old.
"I just try to work my hardest do get my work done, do the stuff I have to do," Meinstsma said. "And then if I have free time, that's the free time I can have."
She finds that free time, but it's often not much. On Thursday, Mayor Bush presented her with a plaque for winning the honor.
She received it in an empty media center during her scheduled recess.