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Miller students deliver gifts to veteran

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Miller Middle students hand music CDs to a veteran at the Iowa Veterans Home on Dec. 16. They also provided the veteran with a CD player as a gift. Pictured handing one of the presents to the veteran is student Avery Case. 

When one of their teachers gave a presentation last month encouraging students to thank veterans, a group of Miller Middle School students took the message to heart.

On Dec. 16, that group was able to do just that as they delivered several gifts to a veteran at the Iowa Veterans Home. The students, who are part of the Extended Learning Program led by Ann Jackson at Miller, delivered 5 brand new music CDs and a CD player as gifts to a surprised veteran at IVH.

“The students were very excited about this,” Jackson said.

They were inspired to deliver the gifts from a talk they received from Miller social studies teacher and veteran Brett Comegys.

“He likes to see fellow veterans get helped,” said Miller student Cheyenne Mull who led this effort. “He was the main inspiration.”

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The Miller Middle School group which delivered gifts to a veteran on Dec. 16 at the Iowa Veterans Home include: Front row, from left, Dakota Curley and Maggie Stansberry. Second row, Ethan Benscoter, Avery Case, Mary Kate Gruening and Nic Price. Back row, teacher Ann Jackson, Andy Zheng, Jillian Lang, Cheyenne Mull and Victor Zavala Livengood.