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Posted: February 4, 2019

Meet Selfless Senior Nicholas Miller

Over the next several weeks, we are going to introduce you to our 2019 Selfless Seniors who will be recognized at the Gold Bar Gala on March 22.

Nicholas Miller is the difference between an elementary school student who feels alone and disenfranchised by school and the student that is excited to read and learn.

Starting in middle school, Mr. Miller started volunteering at Bandelier Elementary School to help tutor first graders in math and reading. When he reached high school, he walked to Governor Bent Elementary School where he encouraged students to behave their best and cultivated a love of science. Now, for the past two years, he has volunteered twice a week at Eugene Field Elementary School in the Title I Homeless Project Afterschool Enrichment Project. Students facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles such as poverty and high mobility have found a champion in Mr. Miller. Mr. Miller participates in many community events and with multiple organizations as well. He dreams of continuing to serve his community as a paramedic, with big dreams for the students he mentors as well. He said he wants these young students with big challenges but even bigger potential to become successful adults. His biggest fear is having to pick up one of these children from the scene of an incident in the future. He works tirelessly to ensure he will never have to answer that call.

Dear Nick I'm watching with great anticipation to see what you become. With your talent, determination, empathy, and service to others, the sky's the limit. I'm so proud of you. Congratulations on being named a 2019 Selfless Senior!Pam Kerkmans