Resident from Roosevelt Impacting Small Town in Idaho

Aberdeen, Idaho has a population of just around 2,000 people. Even though it is small, the town has invested great sums in a new performance art structure. It is a 396-seat auditorium, a practice gym, and an ag/vo-tech shop. This wonderful new facility is the Aberdeen Performing Arts Center or also known as the Wayne Millett Theater in honor of Wayne Millett, the school district’s performing arts teacher. Millett has taught band and choir, guitar, a musical class and a stage crafts class in grades 6-12 since coming to the town in 1990. His service has endeared him to the students so much so that it was them that petitioned to name the facility after the teacher. What does this have to do with the Uintah Basin? Wayne Millett grew up in Roosevelt, Utah and after graduating college taught choir for seven years in Vernal before moving on to spread his love of the arts in quaint Aberdeen.   

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.