Students work to keep Kelly Tyrrell Gill Memorial Garden beautiful

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MILFORD – “One of the attributes that defines this generation of students is their desire to serve others,” Milford High School Assistant Principal Shawn Snyder said. “From ringing bells for the Salvation Army to collecting canned goods for the annual food drive, Milford’s current students have a passion for school service.”

Sophomore Darby Brennan explained: “It just feels good to help others.”

This week, social studies teacher Ms. Veronica Evans challenged her classes to give something back to the school community by helping in the Kelly Tyrrell Gill Memorial Garden located between the school offices and the cafeteria.

“While the kids may not remember Kelly [Tyrrell Gill] as a teacher here, we want to keep her memory alive.  She was a wonderful teacher, coach and mother.  This garden represents some of her favorite flowers and colors. Every time someone sees it, I hope it brings a little happiness to them.  That was the kind of person Kelly was,” Ms. Evans said.

While the seniors prepared for their graduation ceremony May 26, several sophomores and juniors toiled in the garden, volunteering to make Milford High School a little brighter while honoring the memory of one of its most beloved teachers.

Graduation tonight will begin at 6:15 p.m. at the Briggs Stadium at Milford Senior High School. Send us your stories and photos at mc@newszap.com.

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