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Coke, Bowser, and Doctor Who top MMI Piñata contest

MMI Preparatory School recently held its annual Spanish 2 Piñata contest. The contest continues the Spanish tradition of constructing papier-mâché figures for children’s celebrations, birthdays, holidays and traditional festivals.


MMI Mock Trial competitors win awards

Four students from the MMI Preparatory School Mock Trial team won individual awards and trophies in the Monroe County Invitational Mock Trial Tournament held recently.

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MMI Student Council holds Thanksgiving food drive

MMI Preparatory School’s Student Council recently held a Thanksgiving food drive to collect canned goods and raise monetary donations for George Bereznak and a team of volunteers from Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Freeland.

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Sophomore selected as community award recipient

MMI Preparatory School sophomore Garrett Kost was chosen as this year’s MMI recipient of the Prudential Spirit of Community Award, a nationwide program that recognizes middle level and high school students for volunteer work in their communities.

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MMI crowns royalty at Harvest Dance

Seniors Emily Bogansky and Benjamin Gittleman, seated center, were crowned queen and king of MMI Preparatory School’s 2014 Harvest Dance by PFO representative Theresa Zellner and MMI Head of School Thomas G. Hood. Members of the court were Alexzandriea van Hoekelen, seated left; Soprina Guarneri, seated right; Jared Dasher, standing left; and Michael Eisenhart, standing right. The theme for this year’s dance was “Night Under the Stars.”

MMI releases honor roll

Thomas G. Hood, head of school at MMI Preparatory School, has announced the names of students who achieved Honor Roll status during the Fall 2014 quarter.

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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.

Winter in the Soul

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.

Jacqueline Snyder

Student named National American Miss Pennsylvania

Jacqueline Snyder, a student at MMI, earned the title of the 2014 National American Miss Pennsylvania at the state pageant held August 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 Lou Barletta speaks to students at MMI.

Congressman Barletta speaks to MMI students

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...

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.

MMI awards inaugural Feussner scholarship

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

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MMI honors Wall of Fame inductees

MMI Preparatory School honored the new members of its Wall of Fame during the ninth annual Wall of Fame dinner and ceremony held on September 20. Established in 2006, the MMI Wall of Fame honors alumni in addition to current and past faculty, staff and board members who have distinguished themselves in the areas of athletics, business, sciences, education, government, public service, the arts or humanities. Wall of Fame inductees are selected in the following categories: Athletic Achievement, Community Service, Service to MMI and Professional Achievement. Members of the Wall of Fame Class of 2014 are Shawn P. Gallagher ’84,...

Instructor’s song to be featured on TV show tonight

An instructor at MMI Preparatory School will have his original song used in a television show tonight. Daniel DeMelfi’s “I Stand For You,” performed by Venessa Vicoso, will be featured in Thursday evening’s episode of Warrior Summit Outdoor. The show features returning soldiers engaging in outdoor activities to alleviate any PTSD symptoms. It airs locally at 9:00 P.M. on WYLN-TV 35, which is seen on Service Electric Cable Channel 7. DeMelfi is a music instructor and choir and Glee Club director at MMI. He is certified by the American College of Musicians.