MMI students compete at Penn State University German Day 2015

 (Freeland, PA – April 22, 2015) – MMI Preparatory School’s trivia team placed first at Penn State University’s German Day 2015 competition, which was held April 16 in State College.

Eric Kabitzke, Zach Heckrote, Andreas Boosalis, Sammy Cottone, Sarah Moyer, Drian Driscoll, Evan Dryfoos, Garrett Kost, Sam Sessock and Lucas Smith represented MMI at the event. Kost and Sessock also finished first and second, respectively, in poetry reading and Moyer came in third in spelling. The students are taught by MMI World Language Instructor Gabriela Moustardas.

The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures at Penn State University hosts the annual event. It is a day filled with German language activities, including a poster and movie competition, a spelling bee, poetry recitation and a German trivia game. Students also had the opportunity to practice their German and earn prizes, learn more about studying German at Penn State, visit a German language class, and get a tour of the campus lead by current undergraduate students.


German Day 1 

Three MMI Preparatory School students earned individual awards at the German Day 2015 competition. Pictured are, from left: Garrett Kost, first place in poetry; Sarah Moyer, third place in spelling; Sam Sessock, second play in poetry; and MMI World Language instructor Gabriela Moustardas.


German Day 2

MMI’s trivia team placed first at the German Day 2015 event. Pictured are team members, first row, from left: Sarah Moyer and Sammy Cottone. Second row: Andreas Boosalis, Brian Driscoll, Sam Sessock, Evan Dryfoos, and MMI World Language instructor Gabriela Moustardas. Third row: Zach Heckrote, Eric Kabitzke, and Garrett Kost