Rain or shine, home or away, Quentin Miller is always at Bellefontaine High School sporting events. Quentin’s mother, April Miller, says her son is a Chieftain sports fanatic.
“He never misses a game and he’s always in the front of the Jock Block dressed up in the game theme or Chiefs clothes,” she said. In fact, many times her 17-year-old son is the only student who travels to far away sporting events. “He just loves it—to be a part of school spirit and sports,” April explains.
Quentin’s dedication to the Bellefontaine student body earned him a special honor. Senior students nominated him as a finalist for Homecoming King. As a nominee, he rode in the Homecoming parade and waved to all the fans. Then on the night of the dance, Quentin won the crown. Miller says, “He kept saying. ‘I brought it home!’…like it was the Heisman trophy.”
The crowing of Quentin Miller as Homecoming King is extraordinary because he is no ordinary student. Quentin is autistic, but he does not let that get in the way of his goals. In fact, he is doing exactly what he wants to do. Quentin just wrapped up six years with the Bellefontaine City Schools Golf Team. Twice a week he works out at the Hilliker YMCA, lifting weights and playing basketball. And he recently predicted ten out of ten winners in the Bellefontaine Examiner “Guest Picker” contest for local high school football contests.
Quentin is set to graduate in May 2016. Right now he is working with Logan County Board of DD’s Bridges program to explore career options for his future. As for his past, being voted Homecoming King is certainly a highlight for Quentin and his mom, “He was just overwhelmed. And I’m so very excited for him and proud.”
Submitted by Logan County Board of DD.