WAYNESFIELD — Erin Miller, a senior at Waynesfield Goshen High School is preparing for a career in the field of social work.
She’s planning on attending Wright State University-Lake Campus after she graduates high school.
She’s inspired to pursue social work because of a mental health group formed at Waynesfield Goshen called Tigers Against Depression and Suicide or TADS.
“It’s just to talk about mental health and so people understand it and can spot warning signs because (if) someone needs to talk with them then they can tell someone or just get information out there,” she said.
She’s ready to listen if a classmate expresses having dark thoughts.
“You just have to talk it through with them, ask them why they are thinking that, what could be a reason,” she said.
Miller is also involved in Girl Scouts, having reached the rank of Ambassador.
She’s hoping the leadership skills she’s learned will help her later in life.
The 17-year-old also calls herself “just a basic high school student” who enjoys running track.
She competes in the 4 x 800-meter relay at Waynesfield Goshen High School.
She said she enjoys her experience at WGHS.
“(I like) just how small it is. Everyone knows everyone. It’s not like you have to meet a bunch of people every year. You still know them.“
Reach Sam Shriver at 567-242-0409.