MMI honors ‘Best of the Best’


(Freeland, PA – May 8, 2015) – MMI recognized five students in seventh, ninth and 11th grades as “Best of the Best” during a recent assembly.

Students then give an oral presentation on their selected topic of interest at an assembly in front of their peers. Students earning the highest scores for their presentations are selected to present at the “Best of the Best” assembly in front of the entire student body.  From these candidates, one student is selected by the MMI faculty as the overall “Best of the Best” winner.

Each MMI student in grades 7 through 12 makes at least one appearance in an assembly program each school year. Students in eighth, 10th and 12th grades completed their projects in the fall. For the second semester, students in seventh, ninth, and 11th grades competed, and five students were selected as finalists.

selected as finalists as rated by the MMI faculty during their regular presentations.

First place for the “Best of the Best” was awarded to junior Luke Yamulla, son of Dr. Robert and Atty. Ann Yamulla of Sugarloaf, for his presentation, “America.”

Additional finalists were freshman Gabriella Kupsho, daughter of Robert and Diane Kupsho of Drums, for her presentation, “Madame Tussauds”; freshman Lauren Babinetz, daughter of Michael and Patricia Babinetz of Jim Thorpe, for her presentation, “Body Language”; seventh-grader Grant Warren, son of Richard Warren and Rebecca Warren of Danville, for his presentation, “Drones”; and Benjamin Putnam, son of Benjamin and Andrea Putnam of Sugarloaf, for his presentation, “Ticks.”

About MMI Preparatory School

For over 130 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 or call 570-636-1108.

PICTURED: MMI recognized five students in seventh, ninth and 11th grades as “Best of the Best” during a recent assembly. Pictured are, first row, from left: Gabriella Kupsho, Luke Yamulla, and Lauren Babinetz. Second row: Grant Warren and Benjamin Putnam.