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On Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. CST, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) aired a virtual presentation on MMA’s YouTube channel for Maroon & Gold – the Academy’s largest fundraiser of the year. This year, Maroon & Gold generated approximately $85,000 (net) for cadet life programs at MMA – over $25,000 more than the Academy’s original goal of $60,000.
Demonstrating outstanding talent and sportsmanship, MMA’s 2021 tennis team made MMA history for the sport this spring, ending their season with a 12-1 record and placing in the top 8 teams in the state of Missouri.
Ending the season with a 5-7 record, the Colonels baseball team earned the most wins since 1997, beating teams from Madison High School, Louisiana High School, Marion County High School, Community R-6 High School and New Franklin High School.
On Saturday, May 22, the 132nd Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets participated in high school commencement in Centennial Gymtorium on the Academy’s campus in Mexico, Missouri. Fifty cadets earned their diplomas, with 100% achieving college acceptance and the Class of 2021 earning nearly $6.5 million in college scholarships.
"Always display courage when danger or fear presents itself, it will make you successful, but achieve renown in your lives through the fortitude that is now imprinted upon you after your time at MMA. You will endure personal and professional hardships in your lifetime. Whatever hardships you experienced at MMA are learning points. Carry everything that you learned forward, and develop the principles that you will walk away with from MMA on this day." — Sergeant Major Steven McDavid
For five young men from Conway, Arkansas, their high school education has amplified the values they began learning through Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in ways that most Scouts don’t experience. Missouri Military Academy’s (MMA) Boy Scout Troop 1889 includes five cadets who hail from Conway’s Troop 534 — Cadets Michael Henderson ‘22, Phasakorn Cunningham ‘21, Narathorn Cunningham ‘24, Ethan Zinser ‘22 and Noah Cecil ‘22.
The Kemper Military School & College Alumni Association (KMS&CAA) has awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Missouri Military Academy Cadet Bryce Bowen ’21. This first-ever scholarship award reflects the desire of Kemper alumni to support MMA, Missouri’s only active military boarding school.
On Saturday, May 8, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. CST, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) will air a virtual presentation on MMA’s YouTube channel for Maroon & Gold – the Academy’s largest fundraiser of the year. The online event will include an online auction and showcase our cadets and campus with musical performances by MMA cadets, an exhibition performance by the Fusileers Drill Team, highlights of MMA fine arts, and more.
Missouri Military Academy has named Robert Silbaugh vice president for institutional advancement. In this role, Silbaugh will implement the vision for development and marketing of the Academy, leading a diverse advancement/development/marketing team. He will also serve as MMA’s chief fundraiser and liaison to the Academy president.
Campus is quiet this week with cadets on spring furlough, except for campus improvements underway! Maintaining our beautiful 288-acre campus and facilities is a continual effort and priority for the Academy. Thank you to all donors who support MMA. Your gifts contribute to the care and upkeep of our campus.
Cadets Yu-Jen Tong '22 and Gorka-Aitor Yarte-Zertuche '23 have earned scholarships to a virtual summer camp at Missouri University of Science and Technology where they will explore the field of engineering.
Named one of America’s top 20 CEOs of 2020, alongside Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) alumnus Charles “Chase” Hughes ’99 is a leading military and intelligence behavior expert with 20 years of experience creating the most advanced behavior skills courses and tactics available worldwide.
Work on Missouri Military Academy’s Memorial Chapel steeple was completed in the fall 2020 semester as part of the restoration of the historic building.
Thanks to a scholarship courtesy of Chris Schafer ’89 and his wife Jeni, selected freshmen, sophomores, and juniors cadets interested in the STEM field will have the opportunity to attend the Missouri S&T Jackling Introduction to Engineering Virtual Camp for free.