Thursday, October 11, 2007

Community Spirit

Robert Miller, 7th grade, Darian Jones, 7th grade, and Katie Miller, 6th grade

Woodbury Junior - Senior High School

The following was sent to me by our high school principal, Mrs. Dunham. She wanted to pass along the good work or one or our parents and a few students at the Jr.-Sr. High School::


JoAnn Miller, mother to Robert and Katie, was named the grand prize winner of the merci Finest Assortment of European Chocolates first annual National Thank You Day Contest on September 24, 2007. Mrs. Miller was recognized for her personal devotion to helping the homeless in Camden N.J. where she feeds at least 75 lunches with bottled water to the homeless in Camden every week with a team of adults and children. Mrs. Miller’s name was submitted by a neighbor and friend.

Mrs. Miller was visited by celebrity etiquette expert and best-selling author for the Emily Post Institute, Peggy Post, who presented her with a $5,000 ShopRite gift card to continue her mission and announced she will meet Rachael Ray on the set of her hit daytime show and be recognized for her good deeds.

The three Woodbury students pictured above were a part of a small group of children and adults who joined her in her kind efforts. When interviewed, her husband says he is sure he married the “kindest woman in the world”… we agree! “Merci” to Mrs. Miller and her good will team for making the world a better place!

Check out the video! --
  • National Thank You Day

  • There is also a Spirit of Community award that is presented annual by the Prudential company. Woodbury Jr.-Sr. High School students have been informed of the award and should stop by the counseling office if they are interested in being considered. Two state winners are announced each year. Application can also be made directly on-line.

  • Spirit of Community Awards

    Anonymous said...

    Hey Mr. Jones,

    The student in the center of the picture is actually Darian Jones, not Darrion Johnson.

    Joseph Jones said...

    Thanks! I updated the posting. I appreciate the comment -- we want to get that right.