MMI Honors ‘Best Of The Best’
‘BEST OF THE BEST’-MMI recognized seven students in seventh, ninth and 11th grades as “Best of the Best” during an assembly held recently. Shown, from left: Timothy Patton, Lauren Babinetz, Andrew Alday, Mountaintop; RJ Kupsho, Drums; Julia Snyder and Gabriella Kupsho, Drums.

MMI recognized six students in seventh, ninth and 11th grades as “Best of the Best” during an assembly held recently.

The purpose of the MMI assembly program is to provide 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 eighth, 10th and 12th grades completed their projects in the fall.

MMI Head of School Thomas G. Hood said, “The assembly program promotes communication skills, which are so important in every career today. Most colleges recognize this and require the development of this skill in their curriculum. MMI students are better prepared for what is expected of them in college by completing the assembly program and enhancing their oral communication skills.”

The “Best of the Best” presentations are done to a joint assembly of both prep school and middle school students to determine the overall “Best of the Best” winner. For the second semester, seven students were selected as finalists as rated by the MMI faculty during their regular presentations.

First place for the “Best of the Best” was awarded to junior RJ Kupsho, son of Robert and Diane Kupsho of Drums, for his presentation, “Fab 5.” Additional finalists included freshman Andrew Alday, son of Senen Alday and Milagros Azcueta-Alday, Mountaintop, for his presentation, “March Madness”; and seventh-grader Gabriella Kupsho, daughter of Robert and Diane Kupsho, Drums, for her presentation, “The Grammy Awards”.