COAL TOWNSHIP - Amanda Miller was named to the dean's list at Art Institute of Philadelphia, where she is studying animation. She also won "best of quarter" for her artwork. She has been drawing since the age of 3 and has remained focused on her chosen career.

Miller has won many awards and contests. Two of her works were featured on the Anthracite Heritage Festival commemorative note cards in 2007 and 2008.

Miller resides on Walnut Street in Coal Township with her parents, Donna (Kopyscianski) and Harold Miller. She is a 2011 graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School, where she was a member of the Spanish Honor Society. She works part time at Knoebels Amusement Resort and is a member of Transfiguration Ukrainian Catholic Church in Shamokin.