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2021 - MMA NEWS

Missouri Military Academy cadet in high school art class

Middle school and high school cadets have been learning how to work with clay in Mrs. Morris's art classes. The cadets have been learning hand-building techniques as well as working in form and shape.

MMA 2021-22 Class Officers Elected

Missouri Military Academy is proud to announce the official election of the 2021-22 class officers. Class officers elected for grades 9-12 include a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and representative for each class.

MMA Boy Scouts Camp at MisMilAca

On Saturday, Nov. 20, 14 cadets from Missouri Military Academy’s Boy Scout Troop 1889 embarked on an epic camping trip to MisMilAca, a secluded wooded area and lake near campus.

MMA Plans 80th Evensong Celebration

Missouri Military Academy will celebrate the Christmas story in a traditional festival of music and prose at the Academy’s 80th Evensong on Saturday evening, Dec. 11, at Mexico United Methodist Church.

MMA Raiders Team Places at National Competition

The Missouri Military Academy Raiders Team put forth an impressive effort at the U.S. Army National Championships Nov. 6 – 7 in Molena, Georgia. Following the two-day competition, the MMA team ranked 19th overall out of 30 teams, moving up one spot from last year.

Rifle Team Updates

At Missouri Military Academy, cadets gain discipline and control through target shooting, and the MMA rifle marksmanship team has a long history of success. Led by coach Mike Shoemaker, the rifle team competes in high-caliber divisions, including the Junior Rifle Club Precision Distinguished Division of the Orion National Air Rifle League, a national team league for high school teams and junior rifle clubs.

Cadet Nelson Wins MWPBA Champions Supreme Awards

The 2021 Midwest Pipe Band Association season point standings have been tallied, and one Missouri Military Academy cadet has landed atop the list. Cadet Pipe Major and Delta Company Commander Clayton Nelson took home Champions Supreme wins in both Grade 3 Light Music and Grade 3 Piobaireachd, a reflection of his hard work and dedication to the instrument.

Niche Ranks Missouri Military Academy Among 2022 Best Private Schools in America

Missouri Military Academy (MMA) has ranked as a 2022 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 2022 ranking and is ranked 5th in best boarding high schools in Missouri.

MMA Hosts Scout STEM Camp with Help From Cadet Volunteers

From Oct. 29-31, nearly 40 Cub Scouts flocked to Missouri Military Academy (MMA) for a Nova STEM camp. Alongside their parents, the Scouts participated in various science-, technology-, engineering- and math-related activities. Twenty MMA cadets volunteered to assist with the camp.

MMA Cadets Celebrate Halloween

On Saturday, Oct. 30, each Missouri Military Academy (MMA) company designed and organized a Halloween activity for the cadets to enjoy.

Missouri Military Academy Has Strong Showing in Missouri State Raiders Championship

Missouri Military Academy (MMA) hosted the Missouri State Raiders Championship on Saturday, October 23, 2021. A precursor to the ROTC collegiate level Ranger Competition, Raiders is a military-style competition conducted with an 8-man team. The one-day event includes a 5K road march, Raider Challenge Course, Physical Team Test (PTT), and Gauntlet Course, one-rope bridge, and obstacle course.

Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce Recognizes MMA as E. Warner Williams Excellence in Business Award winner

The Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Missouri Military Academy as the E. Warner Williams Excellence in Business Award winner at the 2021 Commerce and Industry Dinner on October 26. The Academy was chosen for the Excellence in Business Award for its hard work and leadership demonstrated by staying open throughout the COVID pandemic with uninterrupted middle and high school classes and multiple summer camps. 

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.

teacher with flowers

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.