MERIDIAN, Miss. - The first member of the 2018 All-Scholastic Sports Team is a star point guard who can cross over his opponents, just as well as he can ace his tests at Meridian High School
"You can't ask for more from a kid like Miles," said Meridian Head Coach Ron Norman. "Straight A's, great kid that exemplifies being a student-athlete first. It's just been a pleasure to coach him."
Miles Miller has been a leader on the court for the Wildcats, but his work off the court is just as important. He has a 4.066 GPA, a 29 on the ACT, and is very active in the community here in the Queen City.
"He's helped out at some of our local elementary schools as a reading tutor," said Meridian Counselor Tiffanie Roberts. "Boys and Girls Club, St. Jude Bike-a-thon. When you're blessed with something, you give back to the people around you. He's an example that we wish all our students would strive to be."
"It's always been a big part of us to help others out," Miller said. "My mom, she's always told me, 'Anytime you can help, you should do it.' So I just help my city anyway I can."
Miller has several offers to continue his basketball career at the next nevel, but those opportunities came because of his hard work and dedication in the classroom.
"Because of what Miles has done, he's got some great opportunities ahead of him," Roberts said. "All of his hard work is paying off."
"Ever since I was a small kid, I wanted to put Meridian on my chest." Miller said. "When I do move on from Meridian, and go to college, I'm going to represent as best as I can."
During his time at Meridian, Miles has taken 10 honors courses, 2 AP courses, and four dual-credit courses
This year, Miles is serving as the senior class president. He was also the Homecoming King at MHS last Fall.
He's been on the Honor Roll and Principal's list all four years at Meridian High School.