Brendan Drusda receives Wilkes University scholarship at mathematics competition
(Freeland, PA – April 5, 2016) – MMI Preparatory School senior Brendan Drusda captured first place in the senior division and was awarded a full scholarship to Wilkes University good for any program or degree during the 68th annual Luzerne County Council of Teachers of Mathematics competition at Wilkes University.
Brendan Drusda is the son of Jeffrey and Linda Drusda of Drums. Additionally, four other MMI students and one team placed in the top four during the competition. Sarah Moyer, the daughter of Robert and Susan Moyer of Bowmanstown, finished second in the senior division and Ali Aijaz, the son of Fakhruddin and Dr. Naghma Aijaz of Mountaintop, was second in the junior division. Andrew Alday, son of Dr. Senen Alday and Dr. Milagros Azcueta-Alday of Mountaintop, came in fourth in the senior division and Nicholas Young, son of Christian and Nicole Young of Freeland, was fourth in the junior division. The team of Andrew Alday, Brendan Drusda and Sarah Moyer placed first in the senior division.
Approximately 150 students from 13 schools throughout Luzerne County participated in the event. Each student must be nominated to compete by their high school’s mathematics department.
The contest is held in conjunction with Wilkes University and features individual and team competitions in senior and junior divisions.
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.
LCCTM Seniors: Brendan Drusda captured first place in the senior division and was awarded a full scholarship to Wilkes University during the 68th annual Luzerne County Council of Teachers of Mathematics competition. He was also a member of the first-place team in the senior division along with classmates Sarah Moyer, center, and Andrew Alday, right.
LCCTM Juniors: MMI juniors, from left, Ali Aijaz and Christian Young finished in the top four during the 68th annual Luzerne County Council of Teachers of Mathematics competition.