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Three MMI seniors receive Scholastic Writing Awards

Three MMI Preparatory School seniors received recognition in the Scholastic Writing Awards.

Adam Tron won a Gold Key in the Personal Essay & Memoir category for “The Dichotomy of Masculinity and Femininity” and will advance to the national awards competition. Gold Keys are awarded to the very best works submitted to Region-at-Large programs and are automatically considered for national-level recognition.

Paige Machulsky received an Honorable Mention in Poetry for “A Tourist’s Sehnsucht” and Maya Rizkalla was awarded an Honorable Mention in the Critical Essay category for “Police Brutality.”

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MMI announces Geography Bee winner

Eighth grade student Caylee Herseim won first place in MMI’s school competition of the National Geographic GeoBee and will move on to compete for the chance to represent MMI in the Pennsylvania State GeoBee. Fellow eighth grader Nathaniel Neidlinger was the runner-up in the contest.

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MMI announces “Best of the Best” winner for the first semester

Senior Benjamin Putnam captured first place in MMI Preparatory School’s “Best of the Best” competition for the first semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. As part of the biannual competition, 10th and 12th grade students delivered presentations during an all-school assembly. Ninth and 11th grade students will make their presentations in the second semester.

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MMI announces winners of sixth grade science fair

Bryce Radzwich captured first place in MMI Preparatory School’s sixth grade science fair for his project “Protect Your Melon.”

David Yamulla captured second for his presentation entitled “Making Graphite Glow” and Frederick Blaine finished third for his demonstration of “What Kind of Potato Conducts Electricity Best?”

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Parents can explore all the benefits of an MMI education for their children at Visitation Day January 11 and register for the January 25 Entrance Exam

Parents who are looking for smaller class sizes, personal attention, and co-curricular and extra-curricular options in athletics, the arts, and academics, as well as a well-rounded, college preparatory liberal arts education, for their students in grades 6 through 12 can explore all the benefits MMI Preparatory School offers during Visitation Day this Saturday, January 11. The event begins at 10 a.m. on MMI’s campus at 154 Centre Street in Freeland. Registration is open for MMI’s Entrance Exam, which will be given on Saturday, January 25 beginning at 9 a.m.

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MMI holds annual Founder’s Day ceremony

Students at MMI Preparatory School honored their school’s founder, Eckley Brinton Coxe, and his wife, Sophia Georgianna Coxe, during an assembly at the school and graveside service on Wednesday, giving thanks for the Coxes’ contributions to the school and the area.

An all-school assembly was held in the MMI cafeteria, where senior class officers presented information about MMI's history. At the conclusion of the assembly, the senior class traveled to the grounds of St. James Episcopal Church in Drifton, where they held a wreath-laying ceremony at the gravesites of Mr. and Mrs. Coxe, more than 120 years after Eckley Coxe’s death.

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MMI students finish third in King’s College Math Contest

A team of MMI Preparatory School students placed third in the King's College Math Contest. Benjamin Putnam, pictured second from the left, was the top scorer for MMI and earned a book and $500 scholarship. Also pictured are, from left: team members Darren Zheng and Louis DeAngelo, and advisor Susan Moyer.  

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MMI honors 2019 Harvest Dance king and queen

Harrison Kress and Andrellie Puntiel, pictured at center in the first row, were crowned king and queen at the 2019 MMI Preparatory School Harvest Dance. Also pictured are, first row, from left: Katharine Pinto and Macy Zenier. Second row: Benjamin Putnam; Lesley McDermott, Parents Association Representative; Lisa Marie Ferry, Dean of Students; and Brandon Crockford.

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Parents and students can explore all the benefits of an MMI education at Visitation Night on November 13

Parents who are looking for smaller class sizes, personal attention, and co-curricular and extra-curricular options in athletics, the arts, and academics, as well as a well-rounded, college preparatory liberal arts education, for their students in grades 6 through 12 can explore all the benefits MMI Preparatory School offers during Visitation Night on Wednesday, November 13. The event begins at 6 p.m. on MMI’s campus at 154 Centre Street in Freeland.

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MMI students complete community service projects on third annual Athena Ford ’01 Day of Service

MMI Preparatory School students completed community service projects throughout Greater Hazleton to commemorate the third annual Athena Ford ’01 Day of Service.

The Athena S. Ford ’01 Endowed Fund for Community Service was established in 2017 by members of the MMI Class of 2001 to honor their classmate, who passed away on October 23, 2016. This fund is restricted by MMI to be used solely for expenses needed to establish and perpetuate The Athena Ford ’01 Day of Service.  

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Eleven MMI students selected to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week

Eleven MMI Preparatory School students received a scholarship to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week (PFEW), which will be held later this summer on the campuses of Lycoming College or Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is a weeklong economic education program that offers students an inside look at the private enterprise system and the way the free market functions.   

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MMI Preparatory School wins regional Envirothon competition and teams featuring 45 students place in top 26

Forty-five MMI Preparatory School students placed in the top 26 during the regional Envirothon competition, including the team of Alexander Sessock, Kaitlyn McGeehan, Kai Mele, Dominique Kline, and Benjamin Putnam, who captured first place in the event. The winning team will represent MMI and Luzerne County at the Pennsylvania Envirothon state competition on May 21-22 at the University of Pittsburgh’s Johnstown campus.

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Andrew Straw ’75 will deliver speech at MMI Preparatory School’s 2019 commencement ceremony

Andrew Krzywicki Straw ’75, the global portfolio manager for fiber optic connectivity product development for Corning Incorporated and a retired Army Reserve Colonel, will serve as the commencement speaker at MMI’s 2019 Commencement Ceremony on May 23.

In his role at Corning, Straw manages a portfolio of more than 50 development projects for fiber-to-the-home, data center, and distributed antenna system products. He has worked in the fiber optic communications industry for more than 30 years in a variety of engineering and management roles, including applications and field engineering, manufacturing, and research and development.

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Justin S. Kleinheider chosen as new Head of School at MMI Preparatory School

The MMI Preparatory School Board of Directors announced today that Justin S. Kleinheider has been appointed as MMI’s new Head of School beginning on July 1.

Kleinheider is a New Jersey native with nearly 20 years of experience as a teacher and administrator in independent schools. He comes to MMI from Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School in Joplin, Missouri, where he oversees the liberal arts, college preparatory curricular program in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. In addition to curricular oversight, Kleinheider works directly with faculty on professional development and is an active participant in daily student life. He led the school’s accreditation process and self-study for ISACS (Independent School Association of Central States) and served on accreditation visiting teams for several independent schools, most recently co-chairing a visiting team.

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  1. MMI announces 2018-2019 third quarter Honor Roll
  2. MMI students perform community service projects in honor of alumna on Athena Ford ’01 Day of Service
  3. MMI students participate in German Day at Penn State University
  4. Five MMI Preparatory School students advance to FBLA National Leadership Conference
  5. Wyoming Valley BMW to serve as event sponsor for MMI Parents Association Designer Bag Bingo
  6. MMI students visit Beijing, Xi’an, and Shanghai on educational trip to China
  7. MMI to conduct Entrance Exam on May 18 for limited openings in 6th-10th grades
  8. Five MMI students complete community service projects as part of Junior Leadership Hazleton
  9. MMI students sweep awards categories in 24th annual Israel T. & Mildred Klapper Memorial Holocaust Essay Contest
  10. Motivational speakers group Be a Hero, LLC, brings a message of Sweethearts and Heroes to MMI
  11. MMI holds induction ceremony for Art, Mathematics, and Science National Honor societies
  12. MMI inducts students into Chinese, German, and Spanish National Honor societies
  13. Forty-one MMI students inducted into the Andrew J. Stofan Chapter of the National Honor Society
  14. MMI Prepper Playhouse will present “The New Mel Brooks Musical, Young Frankenstein” April 5 and 6
  15. Fifty-nine MMI students present at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science Region II competition
  16. MMI seniors place first in Luzerne County Council of Teachers of Mathematics contest at Wilkes University
  17. Wister Quartet chamber ensemble returns to MMI on April 1 for annual concert
  18. MMI will hold annual Open House on Sunday
  19. Justin Vincent and Lisa Marie Ferry named to Dean positions
  20. MMI implements “Safe2Say Something” school safety program

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