Jeffery Miller, a Bloomfield resident and senior at Bloomfield High School, received Keuka College’s Experiential Learner of the Month Award for November.
Keuka, the national leader in experiential, hands-on learning, established the program to honor high school students whose commitment to experiential, hands-on learning has made a difference in their communities.
Miller will receive a partial academic fellowship to Keuka and qualify for the Experiential Learner of the Year Award, which carries a full academic fellowship to the College.
Miller was nominated for the award by Tricia Zeller, a school counselor at Bloomfield.
“Jeff is a kind, sincere, motivated young man who is uplifting to be around,” said Zeller. “He is the type of person who acts and does not expect recognition. He does not look to build his resume, but does it for the pure enjoyment of helping others.”
Miller is president of Student Council and treasurer of the Drama Club. He tutors and mentors a fifth grade student and has given his time and talents to a number of students with disabilities. Last spring, he helped an autistic middle school student prepare for a role in the Drama Club play.
Miller is active in his church—he is a member of the youth group—and in his community. Last summer, he served as a counselor for students with severe disabilities at the Genesee Valley Rotary Camp. He also volunteers at Gleaners Community Kitchen in Canandaigua and has taken mission trips to Brooklyn and Pittsburgh.
The Experiential Learner of the Month Award-winner is featured on television stations throughout central, western, and northern New York state, as well as the Southern Tier.
The participating stations include WTVH, Channel 5, Syracuse (CBS); WHAM, Channel 13, Rochester (ABC); WWNY, Channel 7, Watertown (CBS); and WBNG, Channel 12, Binghamton (CBS).