Milla recently starred in the school’s fall play. While balancing a lead role, Milla remained active in the JMPS orchestra. She is also a member of the ukulele group. However, her talents extend beyond the fine arts. Milla participates in Academic Decathlon, and she played on the JMPS state champion runner-up volleyball team. Milla is involved with the school’s executive branch, and last of all, she is in the tap dance club. She is positive, energetic and enthusiastic force on campus.
Q. Being a leader on campus, what impact do you hope to leave at JMPS?
A. After leaving JMPS I hope to have impacted the people around me there. I hope that I have left good memories behind with classmates and teachers. I want to be able to leave the school knowing I helped make an impact in our school community and the people around me. Ever since beginning there in 7th grade, JMPS has become a home to me and I absolutely love the school and everyone there. It has helped shaped me into the person that I am today and I am beyond grateful for it, because of this I hope to leave JMPS giving back to the school that has meant and will continue to mean so much to me.
Q. What is your role in the JMPS executive branch?
A. In the JMPS executive branch I serve as the Secretary of the Exterior. Through this position I am in charge of coordinating all out of school events. I coordinate events such as fundraisers for our school, volunteer opportunities and other events within the community from serving in food banks to collecting items for donation. The most successful event I have organized this year is the all school food drive for St. Mary’s Food Bank where we collected over 1000 pounds of food to donate. I enjoy being in this position because I am able to coordinate fun events for students to enjoy while also being able to help our school and give back to our community.
Q. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
A. 10 years from now I hope to have a career working with kids. I want to be either an occupational therapist for children with developmental disorders or work as a teacher in a special needs classroom. I really enjoy working with kids and I want to be able to have the chance to form relationships with them and help shape and influence their lives growing up, especially for those who have a harder time socially and academically because of various disorders.
Q. What do you enjoy about working with the toddlers at your church?
A. At my church I work with the 2-3 year olds. I have been doing it for a few years now and I really enjoy it because it gives me the opportunity to play and talk with the kids. I have always loved playing with kids and working in the children’s ministry at church is really rewarding because I get to watch the kids I knew as babies grow up while forming relationships with them along the way. By working with these kids over the past few years it has helped affirm my dream of working with kids long term as my career.
Q. Can you tell us about being a part of the ukulele group in the JMPS Orchestra?
A. At JMPS I am a part of the ukulele orchestra. The ukulele orchestra is a fairly new group and has only been around for two years so far. I joined the ukulele orchestra when it first began although I had never played ukulele before. I was already playing violin for the regular orchestra and decided to join the ukulele orchestra in order to learn something new. The ukulele orchestra currently has about eight people in it and we typically perform a couple songs at the winter and then at the spring concert.
Q. What was your role in the school’s fall play?
A. This year our school’s fall play was a stage production of the movie You’ve Got Mail. In this show I played the female lead, Kathleen Kelly. This show was very special to me because it was the first time I played a leading part in a school production. I loved the character I was able to bring to life and the story I was able to be a part of. Putting on this show and being a lead required a lot much effort and hard work but it was all worth it in the end to be able to put on this show for our audience alongside the rest of talented people apart of it. The show was truly magical and it is definitely something that I will remember for the rest of my life.