Myia Marie Miriello
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- January 12, 2024
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BOB GRECO FAMILY ST. PAULINE SCHOLARSHIP
The Bob Greco Family St. Pauline Scholar for 2018 is MCA Senior Myia Miriello. She was chosen because of her extraordinary service to her school, community, and church. Myia is an active attendee at The Church of the Holy Angels in Kulpmont. Here under the direction of Father Andrew Stahmer, she is involved with the annual picnic and also volunteers at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner for those alone or underprivileged. At Mount Carmel Area High School Myia is involved with The Buddy Bag Project. The Buddy Bags are given out to those children who are in danger of not having enough meals to see them through the weekend. Myia helps to fill the bags, hand them out, and then repeats these duties the following weekend. She has also helped with the collection, sorting, tagging, and handing out of Christmas gifts for the needy over the Christmas holidays.
Myia is also a Student Leader for MCA’s Think Big program. This amazing program raises money for pediatric cancer in conjunction with Geisinger’s Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. Myia also spent some time with Ben McFadden’s Eagle Scout/Senor Project to repaint the street signs in Mount Carmel Borough.
Athletically, Myia has lettered for four years with MCA Girls’ Basketball. She has been the starter in the middle for the past two seasons and was a huge part of the District Championship teams in 2016, 2017 and now in 2018. Myia is the type of player that doesn’t necessarily show up in the stat sheet, but is always making the big rebound or big bucket when it is needed the most. Coach Varano said that “Myia is the type of player every coach wants on their team. She is one of the hardest working players I have ever coached. She is the perfect example of a team player who is a star in her role.” She was recently featured in an article in the Williamsport Sun Gazette after posting a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in a game allowing MCA to clinch its 8th Heartland Conference Championship and Coach Varano’s 200th win. Miriello has also been a four-year starter for Lady Tornado Soccer as a defender and earned an honorable mention spot on the News-Item All Area Soccer team. She has also earned two varsity letters with the Tornado Track and Field squad.
Myia is a member of the National Honor Society, National Athletic Honor Society, and has been named an Elks Student of the Month, as well as, a Rotary Student of the Month. She also serves as the Class of 2018’s Treasurer. Her plans are to attend either Bloomsburg or Kutztown University to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice and possibly become an FBI Profiler. She is the daughter of Marci and Joe Miriello of Marion Heights.