MMI Preparatory School recognized seven students as the “Best of the Best” during an assembly program held at the school recently.
The school’s assembly program provides each student with the opportunity to explore varied subject areas not typically studied in the classroom. Students present a topic of interest to them such as art, music, geography or culture before a larger audience than they would be exposed to in a daily classroom environment.
Each MMI student in grades 7 through 12 makes at least one appearance in an assembly program each school year. Students in grades eight, 10 and 12 made their presentations in the first semester of the school year. Students in grades seven, nine and 11 will complete their assemblies in the spring semester.
The best student performances from the first-semester assemblies are presented to a joint assembly of both prep school and middle school students to determine the “Best of the Best.” For the first semester, seven students presented programs that were rated as outstanding by the MMI faculty.
The Best of the Best honor for the first semester was awarded to senior Emily Seratch, daughter of Frank and Sarah Seratch, Hazleton, for her presentation on the history of the Titanic.
The other Best of the Best presenters were sophomore Dana Carrato, daughter of Anthony and Carmine Carrato, Hazleton; eighth grader Andrew Decker, son of Aaron Decker, Kingston, and Elizabeth and Troy Topolski, Sugarloaf; senior Hayden Francis, son of Donald Francis and Mary Pascucci, Sugarloaf; eighth grader Alexander Kline, son of Gerard and Caterina Kline, Mountaintop; senior Claire Sheen, daughter of Kwangsup and Chaeyun Sheen, Mountaintop; and eighth grader Alyssa Sweda, daughter of John and Jacqueline Sweda, Hazle Township.
MMI Head of School Thomas G. Hood said, “The assembly program is designed to improve and enhance communication skills, which are important to students as they progress through high school, college and beyond. We are proud of our students for their performance during assemblies and commend them on a job well done.”