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Photos: Omaha girl emulates icons

Published 12:57 PM ET, Fri October 26, 2012
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Every day 8-year-old Stella Ehrhart dresses up as someone she admires, never repeating a costume, she and her mother say. Here she is as Joan Baez. courtesy Stephanie Anderson
The tradition started last year at the beginning of second grade and continued the entire school year. She resurrected the tradition as a third grader. Here she is as Billie Holiday. courtesy Stephanie Anderson
Stella's mother says teachers and students learn from the characters, especially obscure ones (for third graders) like Elvis Costello. courtesy Stephanie Anderson
Stella as Emily Dickinson. courtesy Stephanie Anderson
Stella as Georgia O'Keefe. courtesy Stephanie Anderson
Stella as Harriet Tubman. courtesy Stephanie Anderson
Stella as Helen Keller. courtesy Stephanie Anderson
Stella as her Aunt Pam, a police officer. courtesy Stephanie Anderson
Stella as Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. courtesy Stephanie Anderson
Stella as Jane Goodall. courtesy Stephanie Anderson
Stella as Mary Todd Lincoln. courtesy Stephanie Anderson
Stella as Princess Grace. courtesy Stephanie Anderson
Stella as Suu Kyi. courtesy Stephanie Anderson