Millville Woman’s Club Recognizes Students of the Month

Shown congratulating students, from left: Donna Pio, MWC Education Committee chair, Sierra Ojeda, Makayla Nelson and Barbara Westog, MWC Education Committee, assistant chair.

As a strong supporter of education, the Millville Woman’s Club (MWC) congratulates Sierra Ojeda and Makayla Nelson, the Millville High School Students of the Month for January and February 2022. Sierra and Makayla are both seniors and both are very accomplished in their studies as well as school and community activities. Donna Pio, MWC Education Committee chair, and Barbara Westog, assistant chair, met with Sierra and Makayla in the high school library and provided them with congratulatory Wawa gift cards.

Sierra has been focused on Advanced and Honor Courses since 2018. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has received Academic Varsity Letters since 2019. She is in the school Color Guard, sings with the Madrigals Choir, participates in school musicals, is a part of the Paint Crew and has assisted the marching band. Sierra also sings with the South Jersey Choir. She is very artistic and has painted a mural in the Port Norris Middle School’s cafeteria. She is active in the community as well, crafting care bags that are donated to a local shelter. Sierra plans to attend a four-year university majoring in studio art.

Makayla has been focused on Advanced and Honor Courses since 2018. She is a member of the National Honor Society, has received Academic Varsity Letters since 2019 and has participated in School Counts. She is a member of the Student Council, Key Club, Leaders’ Club and was a tennis manager in 2021. She has also been providing assistance in the school library once or twice a week since 2021. She has been active in the community, helping with park clean-up and with the Christmas parade. Makayla enrolled in the Early College Program in 2020 and will have completed her associates degree in Liberal Arts with a biomedical focus at the end of her senior year. She plans to go to a four-year university majoring in biology and eventually become a pharmacist.

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