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Sheen recognized by scholarship program

Claire Sheen, a senior at MMI, has been notified she is a Semifinalist in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Sheen is one of the academically talented high school seniors who have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.

MMI teacher’s novel earns award

Jennifer Novotney, a teacher at MMI Preparatory School, has received an award for her recently published novel.

Her first novel, Winter in the Soul, won a bronze 2014 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award in the young adult category. The contest judges the work of authors, illustrators and publishers of children’s books distributed in North America.

Student named National American Miss Pennsylvania

Jacqueline SnyderJacqueline Snyder, a student at MMI, earned the title of the 2014 National American Miss Pennsylvania at the state pageant held Aug. 10.

She will attend the national pageant in Anaheim, California, at Disneyland during the week of Thanksgiving as Pennsylvania’s representative. During the pageant, she will have the opportunity to win her share of more than half a million dollars in cash and prizes.

Congressman Barletta speaks to MMI students

Congressman Lou Barletta speaks to students at MMI.Congressman Lou Barletta visited MMI on Thursday morning, speaking to an assembly of eighth- to 12th-grade students. He discussed a variety of topics, including his plan to run government like a business to save money. Students were able to submit questions that the congressman answered, sharing his views and information on immigration, law enforcement, unemployment, the economy, local development projects and more.

“The students at MMI Preparatory School in Freeland are quite impressive. After I spoke to them briefly, they were full of insightful and challenging questions. If these young people are any indication, the future of Pennsylvania is in good hands!” Barletta said.

MMI awards inaugural Feussner scholarship

A new scholarship has been established at MMI Preparatory School with the first recipient selected this year.

Front row, from left: Kimberly Kirschner, mother; Haylee Kirschner, this year’s recipient; and Dieter Kirschner, father. Back row: MMI Director of Advancement Kim McNulty; Patricia Morse, Roy Feussner and Ronald Feussner ’70, members of the family that established the scholarship; and MMI Head of School Thomas G. Hood. The Roy and Dorothy Feussner Endowed Scholarship was established in 2014 by Dr. John R. Feussner ’64, Mrs. Patricia A. Morse, Mr. Gregory G. Feussner and Mr. Ronald A. Feussner ’70 in honor of their parents. The Feussners are the proprietors of Feussner Ford in Freeland.

MMI Blog

How to Have a Meaningful Parent-Teacher Conference

By Grete DeAngelo
MMI Social Science Instructor

Grete DeAngelo

As a teacher and parent, I've been on both sides of the desk for conferences. Some have been more successful than others, and I've come to the conclusion that it's the preparation beforehand that makes the difference.

I'd like to offer a few tips on how you, as a parent, can get the most helpful information from your child's teachers on parent-teacher conference day.

Winning At All Cost

By Jason Tribbet
MMI Athletic Director

Jason TribbetIt was a nice summer evening and I was in line to get an ice cream at a local shop. A family was in front of me with two young boys dressed in their baseball uniforms. They must have been about 8 years old. When they got to the front of the line, the woman taking orders greeted them and then asked them a question. It was not, “What would you like?” or “How are you today?” The first thing she asked them was, “Did you win your game?”

The One-Bite Challenge

By Lisa Whitish
MMI Head Chef

At the time of our birth, we have the most taste buds in our life. As we age, the number decreases. On average, the human tongue has 10,000 taste buds. The five known tastes that are detected by taste buds are sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umani, or savoriness.

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Friday, October 31, 2014
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