When approximately 150 Missouri Military Academy cadet uniforms worth more than $70,000 were affected by smoke and water as a result of the Feb. 3 fire that occurred in the apartment above Nu-Tone, the Academy’s dry-cleaning vendor, local community partners stepped up to help.
As another year comes to a close, it's time to reflect on the triumphs, milestones, and exceptional achievements that have defined the Missouri Military Academy (MMA) in 2023.
From teaching important values to coordinating transportation, from keeping cadets safe to ensuring they are correctly equipped and looking sharp, MMA’s deputy commandants — Deputy Commandant for Support and Quartermaster James Poettker, MMA Class of 2008, and Deputy Commandant for Transportation and Security Jeff Howard — go the extra mile to ensure that cadets are well taken care of.
Missouri Military Academy will celebrate the Christmas story in a traditional festival of music and prose at the Academy’s 82nd Evensong on Saturday evening, Dec. 9, 2023, at Mexico United Methodist Church.
The Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce honored Missouri Military Academy with the 2023 Commerce and Industry Award at the 38th annual Commerce and Industry Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, hosted on MMA's campus. The Mexico Chamber annually presents this award to recognize local organizations for their outstanding civic responsibility and generous contributions to advance the growth and welfare of Mexico, Missouri.
Missouri Military Academy (MMA) will honor veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice by conducting a military review on Friday, November 10, at 1330 (1:30 p.m.) on Colonels Field. The event is open to the public, and the Academy extends a special invitation for all veterans in the area to attend.
Michael “Mike” Koontz has been promoted to Missouri Military Academy deputy director for admissions. In this role, he supports the director of admissions in leading the admissions team in recruiting cadets for MMA.
On Friday, October 27, 2023, the United States Marine Corps Band will conduct two free performances in Mexico, Missouri. The band will perform at 9 a.m. in Centennial Gymtorium on Missouri Military Academy’s campus. They will then perform at 12:15 p.m. at Mexico High School. Both performances are free and open to the public.
September 29 – October 1, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) alumni, friends, family, faculty and staff reunited on the Academy’s campus for Homecoming 2023, a weekend dedicated to celebrating MMA alumni.
Bringing together alumni competitors from Wentworth Military Academy, Missouri Military Academy (MMA), and Kemper Military School and College, the 2023 Tri-Military Shootout took place on Friday, September 29, held for the second year in a row in conjunction with MMA Homecoming. Kemper Military School and College took home the win . A total of $2,686 was raised from the event, and it is being donated to the MMA Rifle Range Fund.
For the fourth year in a row, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) has ranked as a 2024 Best School in Niche.com’s annual ranking. Using rankings based on dozens of public data sets and millions of reviews, Niche creates profiles for schools and universities across the U.S. and assigns each institution an overall grade based on the collected data. MMA earned an A+ in the 2024 Niche ranking.
During the Sunset Silver Taps ceremony, annually held during Homecoming weekend, Missouri Military Academy honors and remembers those MMA brothers, friends and family members who have passed away during the preceding year. The 2023 ceremony was held on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Extending their 53-year partnership, the Miss Missouri scholarship organization has signed a three-year contract to utilize facilities at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, Missouri, to host their annual competition. MMA helps sponsor the Miss Missouri pageant each year via a special facilities rental rate that enables the Miss Missouri scholarship organization to conduct an orientation on campus in April and conduct the scholarship pageant on campus for a week in June.
A summer project for Jarrod Magee ’97 and his wife, Jennifer, gave a boost to Missouri Military Academy. Over a long weekend, Jarrod and Jennifer painted the exterior of one of the MMA houses. The Academy maintains a small number of houses near campus for faculty and staff.