Alex Miller and Chloe Soltis, eighth-grade students at Streetsboro Middle School, have been chosen for recognition by the "Kids Making a Difference" program, sponsored by Clear Vision and hosted by the Streetsboro Community PTA.
Alex has lived in Streetsboro for 14 years. He lives with his parents, Mike and Michelle Miller, and his three younger brothers: Sam, Grant and Andrew. Alex was nominated by his eighth-grade teachers who said, "Alex is just so nice, polite, a wonderful student and person and a pleasure to have in school."
Alex said he does his best to be a leader in the school, help people and work hard. He is making a difference in his school by serving on student council. He is in charge of Streetsboro Middle School's recycling program.
Outside of school, Alex participates in STEM Club and Soapbox Derby. He also enjoys fishing, working outside, riding his bike and hanging out with friends. He described his "favorite day" as fishing with his cousin and spending time with his Grandpa Miller.
Chloe Soltis is the daughter of John and Tiffany Soltis. She has two brothers, Jon and Sean, and a sister, Olivia. Chloe also has two dogs: Apollo and Tyson. Chloe was nominated by Middle School principal, Steve Hatch, who said she's a very caring individual.
"Chloe and the cross country team competed in the Marlington Invitational," he said. "During the run, Chloe noticed that a girl from another team was walking and seemed to be breathing hard. Instead of passing the girl, she slowed to a walk or jog and stayed with the young lady to make sure she was OK. They finished the race together."
Chloe said she doesn't consciously set out to help people.
"Sometimes you don't even realize that you're making a difference to someone," she said.
Her mom agreed.
"She doesn't do good deeds for recognition; it's just who she is,"said Tiffany.
Outside of school, Chloe says she enjoys playing softball, swimming, riding four-wheelers, listening to and playing music and snacking on Cheez-Its.
Streetsboro PTA thanks Clear Vision Centers and Dr. Pete Schmid for their generous involvement in our community and schools.