Scholar Spotlight: Miriam Villarreal
Miriam Villarreal is a Senior Scholar who is currently the Secretary of the Associated Student Body at St. Pius X- St. Matthias Academy. Throughout her years in OSP, Miriam has represented the program pridefully and effectively. As ASB Secretary, Miriam has helped to spearhead many activities at St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy to ensure the vibrant student life on campus continues it's increased momentum.
As a member of The Onward Scholars Program, Miriam has always been in the forefront of our outreach and community service initiatives. Most recently, Miriam participated, along with other fellow OSP scholars, of the High School Placement Test workshops hosted at PMA, where she shared writing and interview tips with 8th grade students from some of our partner schools.
Miriam is also a member of the track and field team on campus, and has participated with the cross country team as a freshman and sophomore, being a key piece of both teams' success at PMA.
In the summer of 2017, Miriam was selected to participate of the very competitive Nursing Camp in Summer at The University of California in Irvine, obtaining a full scholarship that cover her expenses through the week-long program.
Becoming a nurse is exactly what Miriam is working towards. And based on her academic achievement, it seems like that goal is not far from her reach. She currently maintains a 4.3 cumulative GPA, and has successfully submitted her college applications to the University of California System, where she would like to continue her studies at UCI's Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing.
A graduate of St. Gertrude School in Bell Gardens, Miriam has always been proud of her upbringing. Miriam is a perfect example of true leadership. The Onward Scholars Program is lucky to have her!