Mr. Anthony J. Gennaro

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Wall of Fame Class of 2013

Mr. Anthony J. Gennaro spent 32 years at MMI, inspiring a love of the sciences in many students, some of whom went on to become doctors, scientists, or other professionals in the medical and scientific fields. He taught biology, environmental science, anatomy and physiology, Advanced Placement biology, and earth and life science at MMI from 1978 to 2010. For many students, Mr. Gennaro’s AP biology course was their first college-level class. He challenged and encouraged his students, who found themselves better prepared when they entered college. Mr. Gennaro also served as adviser to a host of student activities, including the Envirothon team, Biology Olympiad, Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science, ecology club and bowling club. He also helped found MMI’s chapter of the Science National Honor Society. The teams and individuals he coached through PJAS, Envirothon and the Biology Olympics won a number of titles and awards. As a class adviser, he was known as a mentor, supporter and role model, and most notably, as a man who genuinely cared about students as individuals.

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