As part of our service work during Red Ribbon Week, we looked for special ways to support our Miller Team in an altruistic manner. The message that doing drugs never makes us feel as good as it does when we help others was truly demonstrated in action today. Under the guidance of our StuCo, we served in two specific ways: collecting personal items (like toothpaste and soap) for Manna House and reaching out to our Miller friend, Ethan, who is fighting childhood cancer. Boxes of personal items filled each hallway while the entire campus was a sea of green (Ethan’s favorite color) and yellow (childhood cancer). Classrooms also created special cards, drawings, and notes for our Ethan so he knows we love and miss him here at Miller. Hang in there, Ethan; we love you!
I especially appreciate the strong lead Ethan’s homeroom class members and classroom leader have all taken to include him in campus activities and keep him updated on daily events. I am equally grateful to his homebound teacher for ensuring he continues to progress during this medical journey. We invite you to join us in supporting and helping those in need, whether it be a campus friend or community member; it’s critical to teach service at a young age…or as one Miller friend shared, “Altruism for all!” 🙂