, Salem, MA

Local News

May 6, 2013

Centerville students meet TV's rising star

BEVERLY — The last time Angie Miller was at Centerville School, she was a shy first-grader with a cute smile and a sweet voice.

Miller still has the smile and voice, but there was nothing quiet about her return to her former elementary school on Saturday.

While thousands gathered for her parade and concert held later in the day, Miller met with more than 300 excited first- through fifth-graders in the Centerville School gym.

Miller arrived, nearly an hour late, to the sounds of sirens as a police escort led a white stretch limousine into the parking lot to the front door of the school. When the tinted black window in the back rolled down to reveal Miller’s now-familiar smiling face, the students cheered wildly and moved toward the limo.

“You’re my neighbor!” shouted one boy as Miller began walking through the crowd. She gave him a high-five and said, “Dude, that’s awesome.”

As Miller high-fived one student after another, one of them yelled out, “I’m never going to wash my hand again!”

Clutching a handful of yellow daisies, Miller placed the flowers in the hair of girls as she walked by. Inside the school, she was greeted by Ella Colten and Kristen Kalivas, two Centerville School fifth-graders who had raised money to have two banners made showing their support for Miller.

Miller walked into the gym, where students stood on the steps to the stage under a large banner that read, “Good Luck Angie, You’re Our Idol.”

Miller signed another large banner that was laid out on a table, as well as a photograph of her first-grade class taken during the 2000-01 school year.

Miller attended Centerville for only one year before her family moved to Cape Cod. She returned to Beverly seven years later and attended Beverly High for all four years before graduating last year.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News

AP Video
Obama Chides House GOP for Pursuing Lawsuit New Bill Aims to Curb Sexual Assault on Campus Russia Counts Cost of New US, EU Sanctions 3Doodler Bring 3-D Printing to Your Hand Six PA Cops Indicted for Robbing Drug Dealers Britain Testing Driverless Cars on Roadways Raw: Thousands Flocking to German Crop Circle At Least 20 Chikungunya Cases in New Jersey Raw: Obama Eats Ribs in Kansas City In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast Raw: Otters Enjoy Water Slides at Japan Zoo NCAA Settles Head-injury Suit, Will Change Rules Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando
Comments Tracker