Championship or not, youngsters are already No. 1
I have had the honor the past five months of watching two outstanding groups of young people come together and become this year's award winning T.R. Miller marching band and T.R. Miller football team.
These young people took their individual talents and desires and came together under the leadership of their band director, Carl Major, and coach, Jamie Riggs and his staff, to give us, their parents, and the City of Brewton much to be proud of. But they have more going for them than superior ratings, a class-act halftime show and winning back-to-back games. Before school even started, while they were learning drills, music and football plays, they were collecting school supplies for kids in the community. During the time they were out of school due to Ivan, they were out cleaning yards, passing out meals and ice, watching younger kids so their parents could do what they needed to do, giving adult volunteers a much-needed break, never complaining, just doing what needed to be done.
The football team and the band may not be going to Birmingham this year, but I don't need a championship game to know that they are No. 1. They show daily: