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Let Me Clean Up My Legos and I Will be Right With You
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Meet the 10-Year-Old Who's Already a Vet Assistant
KOMO TV News: ABC in Seattle, Washington
Story Published: Jan 29, 2008 at 5:50 PM PST
Story Updated: Jan 31, 2008 at 8:32 AM PST
By Keith Eldridge
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OLYMPIA - Veterinarians at a local clinic are amazed that one of their
assistants can do the work she's doing, given her unique situation.
Ten-year-old Courtney Oliver just completed her college work for this
occupation. She now holds an on-line certification as a veterinary
assistant. In eight months, Courtney had the same certification as her
Courtney says she knew early in life this is what she wanted to do.
"I have a dog Maggie and two hamsters and I just thought: 'Well, if I have
so many animals why don't I just work with them?'"
Dr. Michelle Shoemaker at the South Bay Veterinary Hospital in Olympia has
been Courtney's mentor.
"She's amazing. She's a wonderful girl," Shoemaker said. "Always been so
bright, very, very smart actually. We quiz her quite often here. They
questions and the studies she's been doing and she always knows the
answers and she's always right in there wanting to help out. Amazing
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Photos: A golden anniversary for Lego
On Monday, Lego is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the day it filed
its first patent for the iconic plastic brick. Since the beginning, Lego
sets have been themed, and the very first theme was space. Not long
afterward, Lego added castle and pirate themes. One of the first major
elements of the "System of Play" was the Lego Town Plan. To celebrate the
50th anniversary, the company is releasing a new, updated commemorative
Town Plan this year. While updated, it includes '50s-era elements like a
gas station, car wash, and garage, plus a movie theater and, of course, a
The original Town Plan box from 1955 featured Lego founder Ole Kirk
Christiansen's grandson Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen as a boy. The 2008 Town
Plan box once again features him, this time as a grown man.
Lego Celebrates 50th Anniversary and Has Accomplished Great Things Along
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Growing up, Legos was our main toy that we would usually receive for
Christmas or a birthday. Legos was the ultimate toy that every child could
play with. Even now, as a parent, I still play with Legos with my
Legos are not only fun to play with but they also teach children hand and
eye coordination and allows parents to teach children the difference
between colors and counting with games that you can play with the Legos.
Even my dad, remembers playing with Legos when he was a child. Legos has
brought back so many memories to the entire family. Creating a castle or
building a tower just to knock it down, this is what Legos is all about,
mastering the greatness of building something only to knock it down and
start all over again.
There are many different things that you can build with Legos and building
it is just half of the fun. Legos is a great gift to give to a child and
it is something that they will love to play with throughout the year.
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