MMI holds National Junior Honor Society and National Latin Honor Society inductions
(Freeland, PA – May 12, 2016) – MMI Preparatory School inducted 18 eighth-grade students into the National Junior Honor Society and 12 eighth graders into the National Latin Honor Society during a ceremony at the school.
MMI Head of School Thomas G. Hood provided opening remarks and greeted those in attendance before the ceremony. Faculty member and adviser the Very Rev. Lawrence Barriger presented the criteria for membership, inducted the students into the honor societies and introduced the speaker.
Justin Richard, Esq. ’04, assistant district attorney for Luzerne County, was the guest speaker. Assistant Head of School Charles C. Seidel provided closing remarks. Benjamin Putnam, an eighth-grade student at MMI, provided music for the processional and recessional.
National Junior Honor Society inductees are: Philip Byriel, son of Julia Byriel of Mountaintop and the late Kim Byriel; Carter Frask, son of Corey and Hope Frask of Drums; Ryan Halterman, son of Gary and Kathleen Halterman of Drums; Catherine Havrilla, daughter of James and Emily Havrilla of Mountaintop; Alexander Jordan, son of Robert and Teresa Jordan of Drums; Marcus Kassick, son of Danielle and Angel Morales of West Hazleton; Harrison Kress, son of Jessica Holliday of Drums and Joseph and Tracy Kress of Sugarloaf; Paige Machulsky, daughter of David and Renee Machulsky of White Haven; Kai Mele, son of Michael and Laurie Mele of Jim Thorpe; Benjamin Putnam, son of Benjamin and Andrea Putnam of Sugarloaf; Maya Rizkalla, daughter of George and Sandra Rizkalla of Drums; Josue Rodriguez, son of Jose and Dulce Rodriguez of West Hazleton; Adam Tron, son of Eduardo Tron and Graciela Bianco of Mountaintop; Abigail Walters, daughter of Teisha and Christopher Hardy of White Haven; Grant Warren, son of Richard Warren of Danville and Atty. Rebecca Warren of Danville; Harriet Wilson, daughter of Juliana Obi-Wilson of Drums and Rodney Wilson of Bushkill; Christian Yamulla, son of Dr. Robert and Atty. Ann Yamulla of Sugarloaf; and Macy Zenier, daughter of Tedd and Judith Zenier of Conyngham.
Emily Ankiewicz, daughter of Carl and Gwendolyn Ankiewicz of Mountaintop, and Carly Pennington, granddaughter of Robert O’Hearn and Gail Cramer of White Haven, were honored for their previous induction into the National Junior Honor Society at their former schools.
National Junior Latin Honor Society inductees are: Philip Byriel, Ryan Halterman, Catherine Havrilla, Marcus Kassick, Harrison Kress, Paige Machulsky, Benjamin Putnam, Maya Rizkalla, Josue Rodriguez, Adam Tron, Grant Warren and Macy Zenier.
Pictured are the MMI students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society, first row, from left: Emily Ankiewicz, Maya Rizkalla, Catherine Havrilla, Macy Zenier, Paige Machulsky and Harriet Wilson. Second row: Adam Trom, Alexander Jordan, Carter Frask, Abigail Walters, Carly Pennington, Josue Rodriguez and Harrison Kress. Third row: Christian Yamulla, Marcus Kassick, Philip Byriel, Ryan Halterman, Benjamin Putnam, Kai Mele and Grant Warren. Fourth row: Rev. Lawrence Barriger, Assistant Head of School Charles Seidel, Head of School Thomas G. Hood, Speaker and guest speaker Luzerne County Assistant District Attorney Justin Richards ’04.