Eight MMI Preparatory School incoming juniors were selected to participate in Junior Leadership programs for the 2016-17 school year.
Lauren Babinetz, Sydney Karpowich, Gabriella Kupsho, John Malay, Caelyn McGran, George Palermo and Caitlyn Kline will participate in the Junior Leadership Hazleton program. Angelica Alday will be a member of the Junior Leadership Wilkes-Barre class.
Junior Leadership is a leadership development and community awareness program for high school juniors which encourages and enables potential young leaders to develop their leadership skills while increasing their awareness of the various elements that form their community.
Junior Leadership offers students the opportunity to work with adult leaders in their community through several day-long seminars. The sessions each have a different focus and are held once a month for several months. The program gives students the opportunity to develop leadership, communication and team building skills. An integral part of student learning is the selection, organization and implementation of a community service project.
The program encourages students to recognize and develop the skills needed for leadership potential, provides opportunities for a diverse group of students to interact with each other and the community leaders and decision makers and acquaints students with community needs, resources and other aspects of the area.
Lauren Babinetz is the daughter of Michael and Patricia Babinetz, Jim Thorpe; Sydney Karpowich is the daughter of Atty. Donald Karpowich and Tracy Gallagher, Sugarloaf; Gabriella Kupsho is the daughter of Dr. Robert and Diane Kupsho, Drums; John Malay is the son of John and Kathryn Malay, Jim Thorpe; Caelyn McGran is the daughter of John and Barbara McGran, Drums; George Palermo is the son of Mary Kelly Palermo, Sugarloaf, and George Palermo, Hoboken, NJ; Caitlyn Kline is the daughter of Dr. John and Dr. June Kline, Mountaintop; and Angelica Alday is the daughter of Dr. Senen Alday and Dr. Milagros Azcueta-Alday, Mountaintop.