MMI holds language honor society inductions
(Freeland, PA – April 18, 2016) – MMI Preparatory School recently held a student induction ceremony for the Spanish, Chinese and German national honor societies.
Head of School Thomas G. Hood welcomed those in attendance to open the ceremony and MMI Spanish instructor Dennis Clarke served as guest speaker. Clarke, who has been teaching at MMI since 1979, is the founder of the school’s Pablo Picasso Chapter of the Spanish Honor Society and began MMI’s annual piñata contest.
As adviser, Clarke inducted new members who distinguished themselves as outstanding Spanish language students into the Pablo Picasso Chapter of the Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica. Students inducted are: Angelica Alday, daughter of Dr. Senen and Dr. Milagros Azcueta-Alday, Mountaintop; Caitlyn Kline, daughter of Dr. John and Dr. June Kline, Mountaintop; Chava Kornblatt, daughter of Joseph and Georgia Kornblatt, Kingston; Gabriella Kupsho, daughter of Dr. Robert and Diane Kupsho, Drums; Caelyn McGran, daughter of John and Barbara McGran, Drums; Mahad Muhammad, son of Ikram and Alia Muhammad, Mountaintop; Jessica Smith, daughter of Jonathan and Beatrice Russo-Smith, White Haven; and Julia Snyder, daughter of Dr. Christopher and Dr. Jill Snyder, Sugarloaf. Chapter officers Jay Solgama, president; Andrew Alday, vice president; Mikayla Dove, secretary; Kevin Cibak, treasurer; and Allison McGeehan, historian, also participated in the ceremony.
Chapter president Katie Eschenbach gave a welcome address and inducted new members who distinguished themselves as outstanding Chinese language students into MMI’s Echoes of Wisdom and Philosophy chapter of the National Chinese Honor Society. Students inducted are: Ryan Eschenbach, son of David and Maureen Eschenbach, Drums; Olivia Minzola, daughter of Joseph and Debra Minzola, Drums; Keenan Overa, son of Timothy and Lori Overa, Drums; Danielle Pileggi, daughter of Daniel and Sandra Pileggi, Albrightsville; and Erin Sari, daughter of Izzet and Mumine Sari, Sugarloaf. Chapter officers Terrance Jankouskas, co-vice president; Jessica Pileggi, co-vice president; Alyssa Famalette, treasurer; Allison Warner-Senape, secretary; and Brian Galbiati, historian, also participated in the ceremony. MMI Chinese teacher Christina Spencer is the chapter adviser.
Chapter adviser and MMI German instructor Gabriela Moustardas inducted new members who distinguished themselves as outstanding German language students into the Simon Faltz Chapter of the German National Honor Society, Delta Epsilon Phi. Students inducted are: David Caldwell, son of David and Maria Caldwell, Mountaintop, and Nicolo Cottone, son of Nicolino and Milenka Cottone, Hazleton. Chapter officers Samanta Cottone, president; Brian Driscoll, vice president; Garrett Kost, secretary; and Megan Marchetti, treasurer, also participated in the ceremony.
About MMI Preparatory School
For 137 years, MMI Preparatory School has been providing dedicated area students with a comprehensive and inspiring 6th through 12th grade college preparatory program that maximizes each individual’s academic, social and character potential in preparation for success in college and beyond. The school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS). MMI is a school where every student can reach their full potential: academically, ethically and socially. For more information about MMI Preparatory School, visit www.mmiprep.org or call 570-636-1108.
CAPTION: MMI Preparatory School recently held a student induction ceremony for the Spanish, Chinese and German national honor societies. Pictured are, first row, from left: Julia Snyder, Caelyn McGran, Caitlyn Kline, Gabriella Kupsho, Jessica Smith and Angelica Alday. Second row: MMI Chinese instructor Christina Spencer, MMI German instructor Gabriella Moustardas, Nicolo Cottone, David Caldwell, Mahad Muhammad, MMI Spanish instructor and guest speaker Dennis Clarke, Erin Sari and Danielle Pileggi. Third row: MMI Head of School Thomas G. Hood, Keenan Overa, Ryan Eschenbach, MMI Assistant Head of School Charles Seidel and Olivia Minzola.