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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On Friday, September 24, 2021 – the 2021 Tyronn Lue Community Day of Service in Mexico, Missouri – Missouri Military Academy middle school and high school cadets will volunteer at local organizations in central Missouri in recognition of Mexico native and head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers Ty Lue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States of America, the Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets conducted a special remembrance ceremony to honor those victims and American heroes lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Missouri Military Academy (MMA) alumni will celebrate MMA Homecoming 2021 on Sept. 17-19. Parents and other MMA community members are invited to attend to watch the current corps of cadets honor alumni with events throughout the weekend.
Upon the approval of the commandant, congratulations to the cadets appointed to the Honor Council for the school year 2021-2022.
Upon the recommendation of the Designation Board and the approval of the Commandant, the following promotions and designations were made for the school year 2021-2022 and hereby authorized in the Corp of Cadets on 25 August 2021.
As 2020 comes to a close, take a look back at some of the amazing things that have happened at MMA.
On December 4, 2020, six MMA cadets were awarded glengarry caps for their achievement in the bagpipe program.
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.
Middle school cadets focused on what programming is and how to take a task and break it down into pseudocode, which helps them write programs.
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.
The pilot program, similar to a the automations and robotics course already offered to middle school cadets, will offer an advanced version of robotics lessons to the JROTC curriculum for MMA high school cadets.
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.
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.
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.
For Well Done Day on December 4, 2020, cadets enjoyed snacks and refreshments, and played board games, card games, athletic games and more with each other and faculty in the Centennial Gymtorium.
During Thanksgiving week, cadets participated in a series of fun competitions. Check out the results of the competition here!
Celebrating the holidays through the voices of Missouri Military Academy cadets, MMA's 79th annual Evensong will air on YouTube on Saturday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Cardinals Care – the philanthropic group of the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team – has awarded a $2,000 grant to Missouri Military Academy (MMA) for the purchase of an Iron Mike MP-5 Pitching Machine. This grant helps support MMA’s strategic plan to re-energize athletic programs and infrastructure, thereby improving cadet life.
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.
During Thanksgiving 2020, Missouri Military Academy cadets will stay on campus for the Thanksgiving holiday. We thank our partner SAGE Dining for their care in preparing a Thanksgiving Day feast for them!
As 2019 draws to a close, here’s a look at our most notable stories of the year.
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.
MMA cadets raised $3,567.29 in donations for the Academy's 2019 canned food drive competition. The donations help three local organizations — the Grand Prairie Baptist Church, Faith Walk Food Pantry and the Help Center Inc. Food Pantry in Mexico, MO — support local families in need.
This year, our community raised $8,658 in immediate donations and $12,399 in additional pledges — for a total of $21,058 raised. That is more than 6 times the amount raised the previous Giving Tuesday
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
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
On November 21, 2019, a group of cadets visited the University of Missouri-Columbia for a classical music concert that featured works by Johann Sebastian Bach and Margaret Bonds. At the concert, the cadets witnessed the talents of MMA Music Instructor Freddie Lomas, and had the opportunity to meet with Conductor Dr. Paul Crabb.
‘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.
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 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.
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.
On December 3, MMA will kick off the 2019-20 Annual Campaign — “Every Year, Every Cadet Stronger” — on Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving where millions pay it forward to support the causes that matter to them. On Giving Tuesday, MMA is asking for your support for our cadets and the Academy. Will you make a gift or a pledge and make a positive difference?
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.
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.
In honor of Veterans Day, Missouri Military Academy thanks our faculty and staff who have served to protect and defend our country's freedoms.
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.
MMA parents Rob and Katherine English donated to MMA's new baseball program far before the season started, establishing a legacy for their family and the Academy.
Take a look back at some of the amazing things that have happened at MMA in 2018!
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.
The Missouri Football Coaches Association (MFCA) has announced their All-District Picks for the 2018 season. Four Missouri Military Academy Colonel Football players received honors, as voted by MFCA members.
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.
Academic honor society at MMA gains new members while three existing members take on officer roles
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.
MMA is partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted ACT/SAT Weekend Boot Camp in February 2019 to help students maximize their test performance.
Four cadets and Maj. Larry McClarey took part in the fifth annual event, organized with the help of MMA alumnus Paul Barum '62, on Oct. 26.
Spring 2019 trip brings history to life for MMA cadets with firsthand looks at the nation’s most important historic sites. Sign up today!
A championship season for MMA Colonels Soccer, claiming the district title!
Lessons and carols by MMA cadets and faculty will usher in the holidays with this traditional event
Lessons and carols by MMA cadets and faculty will usher in the holidays with this traditional event
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.
The Colonels defeated Fatima HS Tuesday night
Edward Cha, MMA Class of 2018, has been awarded a National Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Marine Option Scholarship.
Colonels Football members Sky Thunderchild Henio, Vernon Leach, Pedro Da Rocha, Forest Drummond, WrayVauze Givens, and Edward Cha received recognition.
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.
Congratulations to all the cadets who received promotions!
Cadets Ghidey and Schaaf joined in events to honor fallen soliders
Our cadets spent some quality time with their families and friends this weekend.
The multi-phased project is the result of a contribution from the Cortada family.
What happened at MMA Homecoming 2017
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon and Senator John Danforth receive the Governor Charles Henry Hardin Medal for Conspicuous Public Service to the State of Missouri and the Nation.
Oldest and youngest cadet take a bite of saber sliced cake.
MMA supporters gathered April 8 at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel in St. Louis for the 2017 Maroon & Gold gala fundraiser.
The 35 members of the Class of 2017 earned an impressive $4.6 million in college scholarships.
On Friday, September 23, more than 330 alumni, parents, donors and community members converged on campus to celebrate Homecoming 2016.
On August 26, MAJ Mike Pemberton’s biology students gathered on the front lawn for his annual study of trees at the Academy. As he lectured, cadets wove from tree to tree, scribbling notes, studying bark and sketching leaves.
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.