This week's Golden Apple winner makes sure her students always stay positive

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Updated: 8/13/2012 4:46 pm
A class of 3rd graders gets a lesson on the different types of writing.

They're reviewing autobiographies written by authors about their childhood.

At the center of it all, is teacher Elizabeth Millirons.

"The children need to know that what they are right now is so important."

That spunky, positive attitude has children, parents, and fellow teachers singing her praise.

But it was her optimism last year during a family tragedy that really caught one teacher's notice.

Fellow teacher Rhonda McDaniel says Ms. Millirons' brave, easy smile despite adversity is an inspiration.

"She's a fun person to be around and she's just so professional and willing to do anything at anytime in this school."

Ms. McDaniel's says that optimistic attitude is catching.

Her son Carson is in Ms. Millirons' class this year and he agrees.

"Most the time she's in a great mood and she's always happy."

Ms. Millirons says her kids always exceed her expectations.

She says their cheerful smiles help make her who she is and she wants to always lift them up and show them they're capable of more.

"They totally believe they can do it and they will rise to every occasion I give them, any kind of challenge or standard where we wanna get a little higher, they're like we're gonna do it."
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