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Making A Difference: Note Between Classmates Offers Support

Posted at 6:34 PM, Nov 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-29 18:34:24-05

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– A simple gesture from one student to another has touched the hearts of many in Franklin County.

Peaks Mill Elementary Principal Dana Blankenship says that 11-year-old Tassiah Miller is a great student.

“She’s always happy, always smiling, always loves coming to school,” she said.

The fifth grader is a big fan of reading and social studies, but it wasn’t her studious attitude that caught her teacher’s eye recently, but a note that she passed in class.

The note was not gossipy or mean, but a letter of support for a classmate who was being bullied, something that Miller says she is all too familiar with.

“In third grade, I had been bullied because of my skin color,” she said.

Miller reached out to the student to offer her help.

“In my note, it said, ‘if you’re being bullied, tell me or tell a teacher because I will do something about it and the teacher will,'” Miller said. “That just made me feel sad that people were bullying him for no reason.”

The boy brought the letter to his teacher, who told Tassiah’s mom, a chain of communication that touched each person along the way.

Now, Tassiah Miller says she is best friends with the little boy.

“I just wanted to stick up for him. I didn’t know I was going to get recognized or anything,” she said.