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A strong desire to learn

An Ironton Middle School student was recently selected for an award, presented to one exemplary student with a disability from each of the Ohio’s 16 State Support Team regions.

Eighth grader Johnathan Miller, 14, has received the R.A. Horn Award, which recognizes students’ performance and perseverance within a school and community setting.

R.A. Horn, for whom the award is named, was known nationally for his 60 years of work in special education and learning.

Faculty at IMS say Miller has a strong desire to learn, as he works his way off extended standards and into the regular curriculum. They say he is an exceptional student, maintains a class average of an “A” in English Language Arts.

They also describe him as well liked by students at the high and middle schools and said he has a deep concern for all of his classmates.

He has particpated in the Special Olympics as an athlete, and has also taken part in the organization’s spelling bee.

For receiving the honor, Miller is invited to Columbus, where he will take part in a luncheon with others getting the award.

We congratulate Miller on his achievements and overcoming challenges and know this award is well deserved.