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2023-24 - MMA NEWS

Miss Missouri Hayley Leach accepts a coin from MMA President Richard V. Geraci

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. 

Missouri Military Academy to Host 2023 College Fair

Missouri Military Academy (MMA) will host a college fair on Thursday, September 21 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Centennial Gymtorium. MMA high school cadets, plus other high school students from the mid-Missouri area, will have the opportunity to evaluate potential colleges side-by-side and develop the key tools necessary for choosing the “right” college.

Fortifying the Future: Meet Chief Warrant Officer Four Jason Landrum, MMA Army JROTC Cybersecurity Instructor

Middle school and high school cadets in Missouri Military Academy’s cyber classes are gaining essential digital knowledge and skills — and, for those with interest, taking their first steps toward careers in the rapidly growing and vitally important cybersecurity industry. MMA cyber instructor Chief Jason Landrum has been tasked with leading the next generation of technology professionals through the Academy’s exclusive cyber program. 

MMA Homecoming Raffle – Your Chance to Win!

It’s that time of year again! Missouri Military Academy’s annual Homecoming/Alumni Weekend is fast approaching. Make plans to attend and support the Academy by purchasing a raffle ticket for your chance to win special MMA prizes. 

The Missouri Military Academy Corps of Missouri Military Academy cadets march in the Mexico, Missouri, Soybean Festival Parade

The Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce will honor Missouri Military Academy with the 2023 Commerce and Industry Award at the 38th annual Commerce and Industry Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023. 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 Band Director Brad Smith

Brad Smith has joined the Missouri Military Academy family as the new band director. Smith has been serving as the MMA head tennis coach for the last three years, and he now looks forward to seeing cadets during the day while teaching the transformative powers of music.  

Five Years of MMA Summer Camp Helps Iowa Teen Learn Integrity and Leadership

Summer camp may be designed for kids to have fun, but the benefits go much deeper. Thirteen-year-old Kameron Adams from Iowa has been attending Missouri Military Academy summer camps for five consecutive years. Kameron and his mother, Danni Adams, both agree MMA summer camps have allowed him to grow and mature.

2022-23 - MMA NEWS

Scout Troop 1889 Cadets Joiner and Miller Attend Weeklong Camp at Lake of the Ozarks

Two Missouri Military Academy Troop 1889 scouts, Cadets Joiner and Miller, attended a weeklong scout camp at Lake of the Ozarks, where they worked on obtaining a variety of merit badges including blacksmithing, plumbing, welding, rifle and archery. The cadets were awarded at the camp for their leadership skills, receiving the titles of camp senior patrol leader and patrol leader. 

2022-23 in Review: Top 10 MMA Highlights

From a national championship to more than $5.2 million in college scholarships offered to the Class of 2023, the 2022-23 academic year included significant achievements for the 134th Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets.

Missouri Military Academy president addresses the commandant staff

Missouri Military Academy conducted commandant staff training on campus June 5-9, 2023. Conducted each year to educate commandant staff on the best practices for supporting cadets and to provide key safety education and certification, the training emphasized safety, security, leadership, the Academy's mission and history, and the staff's role in implementing MMA's military educational model based on structure, self-discipline, and accountability.

Missouri Military Academy assistant dean for instruction and learning Ranae Clement

Missouri Military Academy has named Elizabeth “Ranae” Clement as assistant dean for instruction and learning. Clement, an English instructor who joined the faculty of the private all-male school last fall, assumed her new duties at the end of May. She replaces Dale Land as the Academy’s assistant academic dean.

Missouri Military Academy Cadet Ontiveros at the state golf competition, May 2023, in Springfield, Missouri.

Cadet Gabriel Ontiveros, a Missouri Military Academy junior from Monterrey, Mexico, competed in the Class 2 Missouri state 2023 golf tournament at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield, Missouri, in May. Although he missed the all-state cut, he finished 20th out of approximately 80 golfers with a score of 171.

Missouri Military Academy spring 2023 tennis team displays their district championship trophy

The 2023 Missouri Military Academy tennis season ended with a third straight district title. The Colonels competed against schools from St. Louis and Hannibal in the regular season, completed the season with a 10-2 record, placed in the top eight Class 2 teams and advanced three players to the state individual tournament. On May 11, 2023, the Colonels won their first Class 2 district title match 5-1 against Hannibal at home.

Missouri Military Academy eighth grade Cadet Pittman receives writing award

Two eighth-grade MMA cadets were chosen to compete in the Missouri State High School Activities Association Middle-Level Sportsmanship and Citizenship Essay contest. Judges selected the top two MMA essays, written by Cadets Easton Nance and Harrison Pittman, to continue in higher rounds of judging. Congratulations to both cadets for their achievement, with a special congratulations to Pittman, whose essay was chosen as a district winner.

Missouri Military Academy cadets riding horseback

In May, MMA Equine Coordinator Christy Nowlin recognized cadets for their accomplishments in the equestrian program. A comprehensive horseback riding course, the equestrian program teaches cadets horse management and care; horsemanship techniques such as saddling and mounting; and horseback riding techniques like walking, trotting, cantering and galloping.

Missouri Military Academy valedictorian

Anthony Melick from Overland Park, Kansas, was the Class of 2023 valedictorian. Please enjoy the inspiring words of his valedictorian speech or watch the video of his address.

Cadet Ramos receives award at Missouri Military Academy Final Assembly 2023

Missouri Military Academy honored cadets for 8th-grade promotions, athletics, JROTC and commandant’s awards, and outstanding scholarship at the Final All Academy Assembly Friday, May 19, 2023, in Centennial GymtoriumFaculty and staff also received awards for outstanding performance and superior support of cadets.

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