ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. ( -- A Parkway School District third grader got a big surprise at school Monday.

That student, named Alanna, chose to do a 'wax museum' report on Olympian and East St. Louis native Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

What she did not expect was for Joyner-Kersee to be there for the presentation itself.

The three-time gold medalist surprised Alanna at Mason Ridge Elementary School.

News 4 talked with her about he big moment.

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