MMI Preparatory School holds sixth grade science fair

Michael Kranyak captured first place in MMI Preparatory School’s sixth-grade science fair. Kranyak won for his project entitled “Are Permanent Markers Really Permanent?” Danical Karlick was the runner-up for her project “Gel Polish vs. Traditional Polish” and Kendall Orozco finished third for her project “The Birthday Paradox.”   Winners were honored with certificates and one-of-a-kind medals…

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Marywood University to Present Policing Talk

Marywood University’s Department of Social Sciences and the Fulbright Outreach program will host a Policing Talk on Monday, February 11, 2019, at 6 p.m. in the Upper Main Dining Room, located in the Nazareth Student Center. This event is free and open to the public. Dr. Richard Smith is the guest lecturer at the Policing…

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MMI receives $1,000 Education Improvement Tax Credit contribution from FNCB Bank

MMI Preparatory School received a $1,000 contribution from FNCB Bank through the Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program that the school will use to support need-based scholarships for students. The EITC program is administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development. MMI Director of Advancement Kim McNulty said, “On behalf of everyone at…

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Marywood University Receives Top Ranking for Information Management Systems Program

Marywood University was recently named one of 30 Top 2019 MBA Information Systems Programs by OnlineMasters.com, a trusted source for unbiased college rankings and higher education planning. The research identifies the top programs in the nation based on curriculum quality, program flexibility, affordability, and graduate outcomes. According to the website, “In addition to insights gained…

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MMI students receive Honorable Mentions in Scholastic Writing Awards competition

MMI Preparatory School senior Alexander Kline and junior Andrellie Puntiel received Honorable Mentions in the Scholastic Writing Awards competition. Kline, the son of Dr. Gerard and Cathy Kline of Mountaintop, won in the Critical Essay category for his piece entitled “The Four Frankensteins – Character Duplication and the Gothic Doppelganger in Frankenstein.” Puntiel, the daughter…

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Alyssa Sweda and Katherine Lewandowski named MMI’s “Best of the Best” for the first semester

Senior Alyssa Sweda and sophomore Katherine Lewandowski tied for first place as MMI Preparatory School’s “Best of the Best” for the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year. As part of the biannual competition, 10th and 12th grade students delivered presentations during an all-school assembly. Sweda’s presentation focused on Henri Bendel, while Lewandowski discussed the…

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MMI sophomore captures first place in district VFW Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Scholarship Competition

MMI Preparatory School sophomore Katherine Lewandowski captured first place in the District 11 Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy Audio-Essay Scholarship Competition for her essay on this year’s theme, “Why My Vote Matters.” Lewandowski is the daughter of Nancy and James Lewandowski of Mountaintop. For the competition, students recorded an original three-to-five-minute essay…

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Valley View School News

Three Valley View High School students qualified to participate in the PMEA District 9 Band festival held at Pittston Area High School. Pictured below from left to right, Mia Mercatili placed 3rd on Clarinet 2 and will be moving on to PMEA Region 4 Band in March, Beatrice Chindemi placed 3rd on Trombone 3, and…

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Valley View School News

The Valley View History Club recently raised $500 to help finance programs for veterans at the Gino Merli Veterans Center in Scranton. The money was raised through a high school dress down day. From left to right Chris Mendicino, Principal;  Jade Horvick, Nicole Zeiss, History Club advisor; Madison Kuzdro; Nina Grushinski; James Miller, Gino Merli Veteran Center;…

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Groundhog Day Fun Facts

Groundhog day is tomorrow and we all have our fingers crossed that Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow! This celebration of predicting whether or not winter will last 6 weeks longer began back in the 1800s right here in Pennsylvania. Every single year, Americans wait to see Punxsutawney Phil emerging from his burrow. Groundhog day is…

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