Pryor’s Angela Miller - Mayes County Mom of the Month Spotlight - Red Crown Credit Union
Once a Tiger… Always a Tiger. That’s the motto of Angela Miller who graduated from Pryor High School in 1992. Now the mother of two boys, Drew and Brooks, Miller’s school spirit is multiplied as her children follow in her footsteps.
“My oldest son, Drew is in college and plays baseball at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, Kansas. He played football and baseball while he was at Pryor earning All-State baseball honors. My youngest son, Brooks is a senior this year and he also played football and baseball. He’ll also be attending Neosho County in the fall to play college baseball,” said Miller.
Without question, Pryor has always been home for Miller and it is the only place she wanted to raise her family.
“I think Pryor is a great place to raise a family because we really have a sense of community here. People are always willing to help and genuinely want what is best for kids. We have an amazing school district with so many opportunities for our children,” said Miller.
Miller is a teacher in the Pryor school district and she knows the importance of having parents involved in their kids’ lives. Miller also volunteers her time with the boy’s athletic teams.
“I see firsthand how important it is for kids to have their parents involved. My husband and I have always made sure to put our children’s activities as our first priority,” said Miller. “We know this time is fleeting, and we want to help them stay connected as much as possible. I just want my kids to have the best experience possible while in school. If volunteering my time helps create a positive experience for my kids and others, then it is well worth my time.”
“I am active with helping the Diamond Club (baseball). I help in any capacity I can. I actively help with the annual little league basketball tournament we run to raise money for our club. My husband and I help run one of the gyms during this tournament. I also help with our membership drive each year and help out in the concession stand and other areas as needed.”
Miller said the volunteers she works with are great and they are always there for whatever the kids need.
“We have great volunteers that help with the Diamond Club. Marianne Collins and Janette Silkey are two parents that come to mind who volunteer their time tirelessly. There are honestly too many to mention. We are very fortunate to have a lot of parents who volunteer with the Diamond Club,” said Miller. “The things that I love the most about volunteering is just helping out the boys on our team. Everything we do is to make their experience better. As parents we want our children to have the best experience they can have while playing sports in high school. Hopefully volunteering adds to