• Oxford Rotary Club January Seniors of the Month

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    Oxford Area High School students Miranda Nilan and Saul Torres Nieto were honored as Oxford Rotary Club Seniors of the Month for January. From left are Oxford Area High School Assistant Principal Andrew Wendle; Saul, Adriana and Saul Torres; Miranda Nilan; Rotary Club President Dr. Raymond Fischer and Rotary Senior of the Month liaison Connie Winchester.

    Oxford Area High School students Miranda Nilan and Saul Torres Nieto were recently honored as Oxford Rotary Club Seniors of the Month for January.

    Miranda, daughter of Rosemary and Tim Nilan, is a member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society and is vice-president of the Tri-M Music Honor Society. She participates in winter track and is a swimming instructor at the Jennersville YMCA.

    A gifted singer and musician, Miranda performs in the Choral Ensemble, Bella Voce and the Symphonic Band. She was selected to perform as second chair in the flute section of the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 12 Band at the District Band Festival to be held from February 13 to 15 at Radnor High School and the District 12 Orchestra at the Orchestra Festival held from January 30 to February 1 at Upper Darby High School.

    Miranda was also selected to perform at alto 2 with the District 12 Chorus at the Chorus Festival held from January 16 to 18 at Sun Valley High School. As a sophomore and junior she was selected for the district, regional and state PMEA Chorus Festivals.

    Miranda was selected to perform in the 300-member Mixed Chorus at the National Association for Music Education All-National Honors Ensemble event held this past November in Orlando, Florida. On New Year’s Day 2019, Miranda marched and played flute as one of 12 Oxford Area High School musicians who performed with the Cavalcade of Bands Honor Band in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.

    Miranda will perform the lead role of Princess Winnifred in the high school’s spring musical production of Once Upon a Mattress, to be presented on March 5 and 6.

    After graduation Miranda plans to study music education in college. Her choices include West Chester University and the University of West Virginia.

    Saul, son of Adriana and Saul Torres, is a member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and National English Honor Society, where he serves as public relations chairman, helping to organize a Pajama Day fundraiser that benefited children in Third World nations.

    Saul is also a member of the yearbook staff, Helping Hands Community Service Club and the LEO Club, a youth organization of Lions International sponsored locally by the Oxford Lions Club. He is a member of the cross-country team and the track team, competing in distance events.

    Saul has excelled in science courses throughout his high school years, and after graduation plans to pursue a medical degree. His college choices include Drexel University and Dickinson College.