Perry’s Emily Miner – Mom of the Month Presented by Stillwater Women’s Clinic

 

Mother of three boys, Emily Miner started volunteering at Perry High School when her husband started coaching. Miner also works as a secretary at the high school. 

“I began volunteering sometime in the past seven years when my husband began coaching. I take team and individual pictures for some of the sports teams, I photograph the home and away football games, wrestling duals and tournaments and make the end of the year slideshow for a few of the teams. I work as the secretary at the high school and I try to help out where I can with events and activities,” said Miner. 

Her three boys, Hunter, Jaxon and Boston are growing as Perry Maroon students. Hunter is in the fourth grade and Jaxson is in the second. Youngest brother Boston is almost a year and a half old and will one day join his brothers as a Perry Public School student. 

Miner loves the small community feel of Perry and how the community supports the school and its student-athletes.

“I love our small community! Everyone comes together for everything, the good and the bad. The people are always willing to help out when needed. And the kids! We always have such great kids that you get to know through working as the secretary at the high school and then following them with their activities they do. This group of seniors is very special to me. I have watched them grow and excel at so many things over the years and I know they are going to go and do great things in their lifetime,” Miner said. 

Volunteering has come easy for Miner. Her passion for photography has spilled over into the lives of the subjects she frequently shoots. 

“I love getting to spend time with the kids and watching them excel in things they love to do. My sports photography is really what started it all. I loved being able to photograph the kids and they would use the pictures on their social media and even graduation announcements. I love them being able to use my pictures in their scrapbooks so their memories can live on for more than just a game and have something to look back on. These kids become your kids as a coach’s wife and I’m thankful to have had the opportunity to be a volunteer in the capacity that I do,” said Miner. 

Within any community there are multiple people that make everything possible. Perry is no different. 

“I could not do any of it without my mom’s help. She watches our boys so I can be at the events and cheer on our “other” kids. The coaches and sponsors also help me out by allowing me to “be a part” of the team, they are great. My husband also deserves some credit because he understands my love for helping other people and even when it gets crazy, he’s there to support me in my crazy endeavors,” Miner said.