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Tavares High School junior gives back to fellow students

food drive  A Lake County School student and his family have made an annual effort to collect food to help other Lake County Schools families. 5 years ago, Sean Miller, now an 11th grader at Tavares Middle School, noticed a need among his fellow students and decided to take action. 


"He wanted to make a difference," said his mother Michelle Miller, "... Every year after school ends we have a family BBQ. We call it 'Feed our Friends'. We invite our family and friends and we feed everyone who comes and brings a food to donate," She said. After the donations are collected, they are given directly to the Lake County Schools Families In Transition department, as Sean and his siblings wanted to be sure that the food went directly to help their fellow students. 


Since the start of the initiative, 5 years ago, Sean's siblings have also beceome heavily involved. Now, Sean, his sisters Michelina a student at Tavares Middle School, Rosalie, a student at Astatula Elementary School and his brother Liam a second grader at Astatutla Elementary, oversee the entire operation. This year, Ms. Miller estimates they raised 1,500 lbs of food which is 500 lbs more than last year. The family expects the increase to continue. 


Lake County Schools is proud to recognize the Miller family in their efforts to make a difference in the lives of their fellow students!