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2021 - MMA NEWS

Legacy Cadets Recognized at Alumni Awards and Donor Recognition Banquet

On September 18, 2021, legacy cadets and their families were formally recognized at the Alumni Awards and Donor Recognition Banquet during Homecoming. Legacy cadets are cadets who are sons, stepsons, brothers, grandsons, step-grandsons, nephews or cousins of an MMA alum who completed at least one full year as an MMA cadet. Symbolizing their family's continued history at MMA, they were given a legacy pin.

MMA Soccer Wins Homecoming Game

Surrounded by friends, family, and their alumni brethren, the MMA Fighting Colonels soccer team defeated Canton High School 6-1 at their 2021 homecoming contest on Colonels Field. The team now stands with a 3-3 record for the season, with nine more games ahead before postseason play.

Dr. Amanda Gowin to Educate MMA Cadets During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Missouri Military Academy is focusing on education, awareness and prevention for its middle school and high school cadets. On Sept. 22, Westminster College Professor of Health and Exercise Science Dr. Amanda Gowin will present “Healthy Minds: Together for Mental Health,” the first of a series of wellness-related programs that Dr. Gowin will share with the corps.

Missouri Military Academy Equestrian Program Fosters Responsibility, Confidence and Grit in Middle and High School Age Boys

Riding the horse is the fun part. Caring for the animal, however, offers additional learning opportunities for leadership and character building — core values that are developed in middle school and high school cadets at Missouri Military Academy (MMA). MMA’s equestrian program teaches horsemanship such as saddling and mounting and horseback riding techniques (walking, trotting, cantering and galloping) — plus equine care and management.  

Understanding College Financial Aid – Fall 2021 Webinars

MMA aims to help cadets and families navigate the process as informed, empowered individuals. For your knowledge, MMA is encouraging cadets and their families to tune in for St. Louis University’s “Financial Aid 101” virtual webinar relating to the college financial aid process.

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On Tuesday, 14 September, Missouri Military Academy welcomed the 2021 Leadership Mexico class to campus to learn about the Academy. A Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce program, Leadership Mexico provides an opportunity for personal development and an avenue for participation in the affairs of the community for its members.

Missouri Military Academy to Host 2021 College Fair on Sept. 30

Missouri Military Academy (MMA) will host a college fair on Thursday, September 30 from 9 to 11 a.m. in Centennial Gymtorium on its campus located at 204 N. Grand St., Mexico, Missouri. All MMA sophomores, juniors and seniors will attend in order to help research their college options. The fair is also open to all local public school students, including those at Mexico High School, Van-Far High School, Community R-6 High School, Centralia High School and Wellston-Middletown High School. Area home schooled students are also welcome to attend.

Upcoming ACT and SAT Testing Dates

ACT and SAT scores are some of the most important factors universities use in determining college acceptance and scholarship offers. High scores can translate into thousands of dollars in scholarships for graduating high school students – or even full-ride scholarships. Click to see upcoming ACT and SAT registration and test dates. 

MMA Corps Celebrates Alumnus Gen. Clifton B. Cates Day

Celebrating one of MMA's most accomplished graduates, the Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets took time during lunch on 31 August 2021 to remember MMA alumnus Gen. Clifton B. Cates (August 31, 1893 – June 4, 1970) on his birthday. A 1910 graduate of MMA, Cates led a distinguished military career, serving through several major conflicts, including World War I, World War II and the Korean War. He eventually became the 19th Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps.

MMA Colonels Athletic Outlook for Fall 2021

At Missouri Military Academy, challenging physical activity and competitive middle school and high school athletics help young men become better versions of themselves. The fall season athletic roster includes football, soccer, JROTC Raiders, swimming and cross country. Learn about what to expect from each team in fall 2021.

2020 - MMA NEWS

MMA Colonels Fall Athletes Receive All-State, All-District Recognition

Missouri Military Academy Colonels junior wide receiver Enrique Padron recieived all-state recognition for his performance in fall 2020. In addition to Padron’s all-state recognition, four Colonels football players were named 1st team all-district for their fall 2020 season performance. 

Missouri Military Academy Adding Archery to JROTC Curriculum  

In partnership with the U.S. Army’s JROTC program, Missouri Military Academy was selected to receive archery materials to add an archery program to the JROTC curriculum.  MMA aims to implement archery into the JROTC program as early as spring 2021 and as an extracurricular activity by early summer.

Computer Science Class Creates Interactive COVID-19 Python Game

Cadets taking Mr. Morgan’s computer science course during the fall 2020 semester combined their computer and COVID-19 knowledge for their final exam. Their final instructed them to create an interactive game that features four COVID-19 safety protocols – social distancing, handwashing, testing and mask wearing.  

Thank you for your #GivingTuesday 2020 Support!

On Giving Tuesday — Dec. 1, 2020 – Missouri Military Academy alumni, friends, parents, faculty, and staff stepped up to show their support for the Academy and cadets. With a 43% increase in the number of donors compared to Giving Tuesday 2019, the MMA community contributed a total of $25,645 in immediate donations and annual pledges.

2020 Fall Sports Banquet Recap

At the 2020 Missouri Military Academy Fall Sports Banquet on November 24, athletes in cross country, football, soccer, middle school soccer, swimming and JROTC Raiders were honored.

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Missouri Military Academy’s Peggy Reynard has been selected as Mexico area’s 2020 Educator of the Year. During her time at MMA, she has taught keyboarding, accounting, international business, business law, global business studies, pre-algebra, algebra and geometry. She also served as the business department chair from 1996 until 2020.

2019 - MMA NEWS

rifle team coach guides cadet at military academy

The Missouri Military Academy Rifle team has been qualified to compete in the JROTC Service Championships for the second consecutive year. The rifle team received the official invitation following their strong showing in the national qualifier postal.

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To help students maximize their ACT performance, MMA will host a Tutors Across America ACT Weekend Boot Camp on MMA’s campus in Mexico, Missouri, on January 24-26, 2020. The camp is open to the public, and MMA cadets are encouraged to attend

Fall Sports Banquet 2019 Recap

The 2019 Missouri Military Academy Fall Sports Banquet was held on October 20 in Barnard Hall to honor our football, swimming, soccer, Raiders, and Cross Country teams. #MMAproud

MMA Families Share What They Are Thankful For

‘Tis the season to reflect on the year and what we are most thankful for! At MMA, we are thankful for a strong community of parents, alumni and Academy friends who support our mission to provide the discipline, structure, accountability, leadership, and life lessons that transform young men’s lives. Read what a few MMA families are thankful for this season in regards to their cadet’s MMA education.

Cadets Enjoy Pizza and Jazz Concert in Columbia

On November 13, a group of interested cadets enjoyed a trip to Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri to enjoy a pizza dinner and a jazz concert by Pedrito Martinez Group, who is a part of the “We Always Swing” Jazz Series.

MMA Unveils Stribling Hall Holiday Ornament

MMA parents, alumni and friends of the Academy can show their MMA pride on their Christmas trees! These beautiful, one-of-a-kind brass ornaments depict a three-dimensional image of Stribling Hall.

78th Annual Evensong & Company Holiday Parties

Celebrating the holidays through the voices of MMA cadets and faculty members, MMA's 78th Annual Evensong will be held at Mexico United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 7 at 6 p.m. Following the celebration, cadets and their families are invited back to MMA’s campus to enjoy holiday parties in each company’s recreation room.

Victory Streak Continues – MMA defeats Marion AJROTC

Their third win in a row, Missouri Military Academy defeated Marion AJROTC 965 to 900 last week in the National Air Rifle League, bringing their current record to a strong 4 - 1. Next up, they will compete against Pelahatchie AJROTC from Pelahatchie, MS, who currently has a 3 - 3 record.

Missouri MIlitary Academy cadets and instructor

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Cadets Victor Patino and Ruhan Chowrira traveled to Moberly, Mo., to audition for district concert band competition, accompanied by MMA Fine Arts Department Chair Rob McGrath and Band Instructor Freddie Lomas.

2018 - MMA NEWS

MMA Rifle Team Victories

Congrats to the MMA Rifle Team for its recent successes, most recently at the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit Sectional and the National Qualifier. Among contestants at the former, two of MMA's teams placed in the top five, and four of MMA's firers have qualified to compete at Camp Perry, Ohio, as part of a team at Nationals.

Lunch Buddy holiday party held December 14

Nearly 30 cadets and more than 20 elementary school students from the Mexico Public School system gathered December 14 in the MMA library for a Lunch Buddy holiday party.

MMA Alumnus Seeks to Spark STEM Career Interest for MMA Cadets through Engineering Summer Camp Sponsorship

Thanks to the efforts of Chris Schafer ’89, Missouri Military Academy alum and graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), rising junior and senior MMA cadets interested in the STEM field will have the opportunity to attend the Introduction to Engineering Summer Camp at Missouri S&T in summer 2019. Schafer has arranged for Missouri S&T to hold nine spots for MMA cadets (three in each of the camp’s weeks: June 9-13, June 23-27, July 7-11). In addition, he and his wife, Jeni, will sponsor two cadets for the camp through a financial donation to the Academy.

Recap of Fall 2018 Raider Competitions

The MMA Raider Team has made the Academy proud with its successes so far this season. With five Raider competitions down, our Raider cadets will show what they’re made of in their last event of the season: the MMA Invitational in April.

2017 - MMA NEWS

Cadets Donate 8,000 Cans of Food to Local Charities

Cadets from Missouri Military Academy were filled with the spirit of giving this holiday season when they donated over 8,000 cans of food to the Mexico Help Center and ACCIS crisis intervention services Wednesday morning.

76th Annual Evensong to be December 21

The traditional festival of lessons and carols will be held at the United Methodist Church in Mexico at 7 p.m. This year's event is dedicated to the memory of Charles Stribling III '44.

Spring Family Weekend 2017

2016 - MMA NEWS

Missouri Military Academy Students Travel to Italy

Escorted by Missouri Military Academy staffers Rhonda Blaue, MAJ Edsel Baker and Dr. James Bonanno, seventeen students visited Italy in mid-March. The program, which was coordinated by Worldstrides International Discovery Programs, began March 13 with an overnight flight to Italy.

Cadet News

Legacy Cadets Recognized at Alumni Awards and Donor Recognition Banquet

On September 18, 2021, legacy cadets and their families were formally recognized at the Alumni Awards and Donor Recognition Banquet during Homecoming. Legacy cadets are cadets who are sons, stepsons, brothers, grandsons, step-grandsons, nephews or cousins of an MMA alum who completed at least one full year as an MMA cadet. Symbolizing their family's continued history at MMA, they were given a legacy pin.

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