MMI students compete at Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science state competition

 MMI students received 23 first-place awards, 20 second-place awards and two third-place awards at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Competition, which was held on the Pennsylvania State University main campus.

Junior Abigail Paul received a perfect score and earned special recognition from the Pennsylvania Science Talent Search (PSTS), which identifies and recognizes outstanding science talent in students who are juniors or seniors in high school.

Pictured are the students who represented MMI as first-place and excellence award winners from the regional competition, first row, from left: Elizabeth Borchick, Lauren Freeman, Lauren Banyas, Kaitlyn McGeehan, Lois Ann Polashenski, Gabriella DeMelfi, Elizabeth Eckhart, Jessica McClellan, Christine Park, and Bailey Slusser.

Second row: Dustin Paul, Connor Spencer, Mahum Ahmed, Chava Kornblatt, Angelica Alday, Gabriella Kupsho, Sydney Kohl, McKenna Gallagher, Ella Urosevich, Alexandra Young, Rachael Betz, Anna Cabell, and faculty adviser Amanda Shonk.

Third row: faculty adviser Timothy Garvey, Joshua Kalada-Kania, Morgan Long, Dana Carrato, Elizabeth Pinto, Jacqueline Snyder, Macy Zenier, Morgan Hosier, Abigail Paul, Louis DeAngelo, and faculty adviser Todd Ronco.

Fourth row: faculty adviser Michael Mele, Jakob Schwabe, Jonathan Smith, Coleman Smith, Samuel Sessock, Nicholas Carrato, Nicholas Young, Zachary Young, Brian Payne, Daniel DeMelfi, Alexander Sessock, and faculty adviser Justin Vincent.


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 or call 570-636-1108.