Hometown American Idol Star Visits Grace Miller Elementary

On March 29, students at Grace Miller attended their first school-wide assembly since 2020, and boy, did they make up for lost time! Students and staff alike were treated to an inspiring performance by Mike Parker, American Idol singer and graduate of Fauquier County Public Schools.

As expected, the performer wowed his audience with his beautiful vocals. But it was Mike’s words of encouragement that made an equally strong impact on the crowd. “Don’t let anybody tell you that you aren’t good enough,” he said. “Your teachers love you.”

“People are going to tell you no. They’re going to disagree with you, but guess what? They haven’t read your book, and you haven’t finished writing your book. Finish that book.” ~Mike Parker

And to top the event off, Miller Elementary staff and students enjoyed hearing Mike’s mother sing. The talented Dr. Dejuanna Parker worked as a long-time teacher for Fauquier County Public Schools. The duo was joined on stage by Xavier, a Grace Miller student, and adoring fan. 

Mike has secured a spot in the American Idol’s Top 24 and will continue to compete in Hawaii. Be sure to follow and vote for Mike!


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