MMI Preparatory School in Freeland, conducted its 124th Commencement Exercises on Thursday, May 19, as seniors were awarded diplomas by Stanley B. Warner III ’92, chairman of MMI’s Board of Directors.
This year’s graduating class of 31 seniors amassed more than $5.9 million in merit scholarships and awards, an average of more than $190,000 per student. The 2016 graduating class also attained an average SAT score of 1708. The Class of 2016’s average ACT score is 26.
Members of the Class of 2016 were accepted at over 90% of the colleges they applied to and will attend over 19 different colleges and universities this fall.
Brian Rosen ’75, a partner in the Business Finance and Restructuring Department of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Manhattan, delivered the commencement address.
During commencement exercises, valedictorian Jay P. Solgama spoke to his fellow graduates about time and how it passes more quickly as you get older, and about the impact of technology on our social interactions.
Salutatorian Sarah K. Moyer also addressed her classmates about "first impressions" and unique contributions to MMI made by the Class of 2016.
Members of MMI’s Class of 2016, their parents and their hometowns are as follows: Andrew Azcueta Alday, son of Dr. Senen Alday and Dr. Milagros Azcueta-Alday, Mountaintop; Indkaran Singh Bains, son of Vikram and Ravinder Bains, Sugarloaf; Andreas Harry Boosalis, son of Stella Boosalis, White Haven, and Dr. Harry Boosalis, South Canaan; Charles Joseph Bower, son of Tracy and Stephen Tichy, Drums, and the late Chuck Bower; William Frederick Bower, son of Dr. Kathy Young, Sugarloaf, and Philip Bower, Emmitsburg, Maryland; Samanta Cottone, daughter of Nicolino and Milenka Cottone, Hazleton; Sara Rose Davis, daughter of William and Jacqueline Davis, Mountaintop; Joseph Thomas Delese, son of Thomas and Wendy Delese, Freeland; Desiree Lynn Dinko, daughter of Nicholas and Anita Dinko, White Haven; Mikayla Eileen Dove, daughter of Eric and Susan Dove, Mountaintop; Brian James Driscoll, son of John and Susan Driscoll, Hazle Township; Brendan Mitchell Drusda, son of Jeffrey and Linda Drusda, Drums; Alyssa Ann Famalette, daughter of Anthony and Joann Famalette, Freeland; Devon Mikle Faul, son of Toby and Shawna Faul, Freeland; Brian Anthony Galbiati, Jr., son of Brian Galbiati and Cortney Repanshek, Drums; Andrew Joseph Haber, son of Dr. John and Cathryn Haber, Tresckow; Shaelyn Rae Heft, daughter of Judy Heft, Lehighton, and Norman Heft, Palmerton; Edward John Herbener, son of Darrin and Tracy Herbener, Freeland; Terrance Lee Jankouskas, son of Terry Jankouskas and Aprilaurie Whitley, Sugarloaf; Victoria A. Kline, daughter of Dr. John and Dr. June Kline, Mountaintop; Sarah Kathryn Moyer, daughter of Robert and Susan Moyer, Bowmanstown; Taylor Renee Keyser Peluso, daughter of Chandra Keyser, Hazleton, and Daniel Peluso, Coatesville; Jessica Marie Pileggi, daughter of Daniel and Sandra Pileggi, Albrightsville; Karalyn Margaret Sitch, daughter of Mark and Rosemarie Sitch, Weatherly; Jay Pareshkumar Solgama, son of Paresh and Arti Solgama, Mountaintop; Jonathan Edward Stish, son of Lori Stish, Freeland, and the late Mitchell Stish; Lauren Olivia Toscano, daughter of Jessica Toscano, Drums; Lindsey Taylor Walko, daughter of Lawrence Walko and Debbie Brenner-Walko, Drums; Allison Bernadette Warner-Senape, daughter of James Senape and Kimberly Warner-Senape, White Haven; Nash Allan Wenner, son of Darren and Tracy Wenner, Lehighton; and Luke David Yamulla, son of Dr. Robert and Atty. Ann Yamulla, Sugarloaf.