MMI students among top five in region on National Spanish Exam


(Freeland, PA – May 20, 2015) – Three MMI Preparatory School students finished among the top five in their respective levels during regional competition for the National Spanish Examination.

Senior Claire Sheen was second in Spanish 4, sophomore Daniel Tron placed fourth in the Spanish 2 bilingual category, and freshman Angel Alday finished fourth in Spanish 1 among students from all Spanish classrooms in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The students and their teacher, Dennis Clarke, were honored at a dinner at King’s College. Alday also received one of two $100 first-place prizes in the National Spanish Exam Essay Contest for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

All three students received awards at the national level. Sheen, the daughter of Kwangsup and Chaeyun Sheen of Mountaintop, won a Spanish 4 silver medal; Tron, the son of Dr. Eduardo Tron and Dr. Graciela Bianco of Mountaintop, captured a Spanish 2 bronze medal; and Alday, the daughter of Dr. Senen Alday and Dr. Milagros Azcueta-Alday of Mountaintop, brought home the Spanish 1 silver medal.

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.