MMI inducts students into National Junior and National Latin honor societies


(Freeland, PA – May 5, 2017) – MMI Preparatory School recently held a ceremony at the school to induct students into the National Junior Honor Society and National Latin Honor Society.

MMI Head of School D. Scott Wiggins welcomed the attendees and the Very Rev. Lawrence Barriger, MMI’s faculty adviser for the two honor societies, gave the criteria of members, presided over the induction ceremony and introduced the guest speaker. Kirsten Young ’13, a cancer research assistant at Vanderbilt Medical Center, served as guest speaker. MMI Assistant Head of School Charles Seidel gave closing remarks and MMI freshman Benjamin Putnam provided piano accompaniment for the processional.

Students inducted into the National Junior Honor Society are: Morgan Allen, daughter of Brian and Allyne Allen, Freeland; Irene Altmiller, daughter of Charles Altmiller and Mary-Lynn McBride, Drums; Julie Amentler, daughter of Dr. John and Kristine Amentler, Hazle Township; Kimberly Amentler, daughter of Dr. John and Kristine Amentler, Hazle Township; Thomas Ansilio, son of Thomas and Roselle Ansilio, Pocono Lake; Hunter Blasko, son of Mark and Susan Blasko, White Haven; Lindsay Braunstein, daughter of Dr. Larry and Kimberly Braunstein, Mountaintop; Marcus Danchision, son of Daniel and Wendy Danchision, Ringtown; Louis DeAngelo, son of Grete and Aaron Floryshak, Sugarloaf, and Louis DeAngelo, Hazle Township; Hannah Falatko, daughter of Christine Falatko, Freeland, and Robert Falatko, Freeland; McKenna Gallagher, daughter of Shawn and Jennifer Gallagher, Drums; Natalie Graham, daughter of Ryan and Heidi Graham, Tamaqua; Aaron Haber, son of Dr. John and Cathryn Haber, Tresckow; Morgan Hosier, daughter of Barry and Marcianna Hosier, West Pittston; James Kelly, son of James and Chris Kelly, Mountaintop; Dominique Kline, daughter of Dr. John and June Kline, Mountaintop; Sydney Kohl, daughter of Peter and Jina Kohl, Mountaintop; Jordan Kulsa, son of Jeffrey and Alvita Kulsa, Hazle Township; Gregory Leonard, son of Gregory and Karen Leonard, Hazle Township; Noah Long, son of David and Theresa Long, Mountaintop; Ryan McNelis, son of Atty. Edward and Florence McNelis, Conyngham; Kevin McNulty, son of Kevin and Kimberly McNulty, Forty Fort; Violet O’Connell, daughter of Michael and Genevieve O’Connell, Coaldale; Robert Rinaldi, son of Robert and Catherine Rinaldi, Sugarloaf; Cole Rinehimer, son of Albert and Patricia Rinehimer, Pocono Pines; Emily Ryan, daughter of Sam and Susan Ryan, White Haven; Jacqueline Snyder, daughter of Dr. Christopher and Dr. Jill Snyder, Sugarloaf; Samantha Sparich, daughter of Joseph and Michele Sparich, Weatherly; Ethan Stine, son of Jeffrey and Tracy Stine, Mountaintop; Millie Symbula, daughter of Frank and Jill Symbula, Drums; Ella Urosevich, daughter of Dr. Thomas and Lori Urosevich, Mountaintop; Peter Walko, son of Lawrence Walko and Debbie Brenner-Walko, Drums; Christopher Yanuzzi, son of John Yanuzzi and Lori Dotter-Yanuzzi, Hazleton; Alexandra Young, daughter of Christian and Nicole Young, Freeland; and Alexis Zola, daughter of Jason and Sarah Zola, Conyngham.

Students inducted into the National Latin Honor Society are: Morgan Allen, Kimberly Amentler, Hunter Blasko, Louis DeAngelo, Hannah Falatko, Natalie Graham, Sydney Kohl, Ryan McNelis, Kevin McNulty, Violet O’Connell, Robert Rinaldi, Emily Ryan, Jacqueline Snyder, Samantha Sparich, Ella Urosevich, Christopher Yanuzzi and Alexis Zola.

Also recognized at the ceremony for previously being inducted into the National Junior Honor Society were: Christian Badamo, son of Anthony and Jessica Badamo, Sugarloaf; Katherine Lewandowski, daughter of James and Nancy Lewandowski of Mountaintop; and Hiba Muhammad, daughter of Ikram and Alia Muhammad of Mountaintop.


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