Miller Middle School science teacher Julie Miller can count on eighth grader Jordan Smiley to be there for her.
"He does anything I ask and is always willing to help others," Miller said. "He's just an all-around great kid and a good role model."
Smiley feels it's important to take his school work seriously so he can go to college and get a good job when he is an adult. One day, he would like to become an athletic trainer.
T-R PHOTO BY ANDREW POTTER
Jordan Smiley, an eighth grader at Miller Middle School, sits in a science classroom last week.
He said science is one of his favorite subjects in school.
"It's fun to learn about things like science experiments," Smiley said.