My name is Sarah Milton and I’m from Orlando, FL born and raised in the Parramore neighborhood. Yes, I’m a native. My earliest memory of this area was when I went to Callahan Elementary School… It is now called Callahan Neighborhood Center … they turned it into Jones High School for some years and now it’s a Neighborhood Center. I worked 1984-1989 in their rec center every summer when I was 25-30 years old. I loved it! I started working with kids when I was a kid….
In this oral history interview with Community Leader Sarah Milton at Grand Avenue Primary Learning Center on May 31, 2013, we learn about the neighborhood life of Parramore and the dedication of a Boy Scout leader, Girl Scout leader, School Coach, and Jones High School star athlete who beat the odds.
Pictured from left to right are Sheriff Jerry L. Demings, Sarah Milton, Felicia Chambers, Principal Lino Rodriguez, and Mr. Brooks of Orange County Public Schools.
Coach Sarah Milton of Grand Avenue Elementary School received the 2003-2004 Support Staff of the Year Award at the Pride in Excellence Ceremony, April 14, 2004.
Community Leaders Making a Difference
Photo of Boy Scout Troop leader Sarah Milton at her last troop campout April 6, 2013.
Coach Milton of Grand Avenue Primary Learning Center led the school’s Boy Scout Troop 902 for ten years until her retirement in May 2013.
The last troop campout before her retirement was held at Camp La-No-Che in Lake County.
Troop leader Sarah Milton is pictured above in the center of the front row. Community supporter Chris Kolos, partner of Holland and Knight law firm, is pictured second row on the left.
In Part II of her oral history interview Ms. Milton shares a special story of a child making a Boy Scout trip and the difference a day can make in one person’s life.