MMI Preparatory School recognized six students as the “Best of the Best” during an assembly program held at the school recently. The overall Best of the Best honor for the first semester was awarded to senior Luke Yamulla, son of Dr. Robert and Atty. Ann Yamulla of Sugarloaf, for his presentation on presidential candidates.
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 upper school and middle school students and rated outstanding by the MMI faculty to determine the “Best of the Best.”
The other Best of the Best presenters included eighth grader Catherine Havrilla, daughter of James and Emily Havrilla of Mountaintop, for her presentation on skateboarding; eighth grader Grant Warren for his presentation on biomimicry; sophomore Lauren Babinetz for her presentation on theories of the universe; sophomore Anna Haber for her presentation on the ukulele; and sophomore Julia Snyder for her presentation on limits.
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.”