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.