ELIDA — Kailey Miller, 16, a junior at Elida High School is crazy about animals and is hoping to turn that love of animals into a career someday.
“I really want to do something with animals, not like be a vet, but I want to do something that helps animals out, so like [work at] animal shelters and that kind of stuff,” she said.
She hoping to attend Ohio State University after high school.
So where did her love for animals begin?
“It comes from my mom because she has lots of animals. Currently, I have three bearded dragons, one iguana and a hamster. So I have a lot of animals and I just like taking care of them and just having animals is nice. That’s what I want to do when I grow up,” she said.
Miller also plays flute in the band.
“I do marching band and sit-down band. Marching band is like when we perform on the field on Friday nights during the football games, and then the sit-down band is like where we sit down and just play songs, like Christmas songs and like all different kinds of songs that the director picks. I think that it’s just kind of relaxing to play music and listen to how you improve. When I first started playing the flute, I wasn’t that good. Now I’m in the symphonic band, which is like the higher band, and it’s just relaxing,” she said.
Miller’s interests go beyond liking animals and band.
“I’m also in yearbook, which requires taking pictures after school and interviewing people and assembling the yearbook. It’s pretty intense and it’s nice when you get everything done. I’ve been on yearbook staff for three years,” she said.
Miller is doing well academically, earning all As and Bs. She really enjoys Elida schools.
“It’s pretty good. A lot of people there are really nice, and it’s just a nice environment,” she said.
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