Eighth-grade students from MMI Preparatory School were inducted into the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and the National Latin Honor Society (NLHS) at a ceremony at the school.
MMI Assistant Head of School Charles Seidel provided opening remarks and greeted students, parents, family, and friends before the formal candlelight ceremony.
Faculty member and adviser the Very Rev. Lawrence Barriger presented the criteria for membership and inducted the students into the honor societies. George Roskos ’05, owner and artistic manager of Architekt Music, was the guest speaker. Katherine Pudish, a sixth-grade student at MMI, provided piano accompaniment for the processional and recessional.
National Junior Honor Society inductees are: Angelica Alday, daughter of Senen Alday and Milagros Azcueta-Alday, Mountaintop; Lauren Babinetz, daughter of Michael and Patricia Babinetz, Jim Thorpe; Lauryn Banyas, daughter of Joseph and Joan Banyas, Freeland; David Caldwell, son of David and Maria Caldwell, Mountaintop; Kyle Falatko, son of Robert and Christina Falatko, Freeland; Aaron Harman, son of Ronald and Yvonne Harman, Drums; Tara Hohn, daughter of Darren and Karin Hohn, Mountaintop; Joshua Kalada-Kania, son of Kevin Kania and Susan Kalada, Drums; Sydney Karpowich, daughter of Donald Karpowich and Tracey Gallagher, Sugarloaf; Caitlyn Kline, daughter of John and June Kline, Mountaintop; Chava Kornblatt, daughter of Joseph and Georgia Kornblatt, Kingston; Gabriella Kupsho, daughter of Robert and Diane Kupsho, Drums; Marc Lobitz, son of Mark and Stephanie Lobitz, Hazleton; Talia Logerfo, daughter of John and Diane Logerfo, Sugarloaf; John Malay, son of John and Kathryn Malay, Jim Thorpe; Caelyn McGran, daughter of John and Barbara McGran, Drums; Hunter O’Clair, son of Timothy and Candice O’Clair, Drums; Madison Perchak, daughter of Michael and Eileen Perchak, Hazle Township; Julia Snyder, daughter of Christopher and Jill Snyder, Sugarloaf; Cole Wenner, son of Darren and Tracy Wenner, Lehighton; and Stephanie Zellner, daughter of Stephen and Theresa Zellner, Drums.
National Latin Honor Society inductees are: Angelica Alday, Lauren Babinetz, Lauryn Banyas, Kyle Falatko, Aaron Harman, Tara Hohn, Joshua Kalada-Kania, Sydney Karpowich, Caitlyn Kline, Gabriella Kupsho, Caelyn McGran, Julia Snyder, and Cole Wenner.