In December 2020, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) President Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci, USA (Ret) awarded the General Clifton B. Cates Medal to qualifying cadets, faculty and staff for their uninterrupted attendance and performance of assigned duties and service during the spring 2020 semester.
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Congratulations to the following cadets who have received the Academic Fourragere award, presented by Academic Dean Mike Harding, following the second marking period of the 2020-21 academic year.
MMA is proud to announce Delta Phi’s new leadership and members following marking period 2 of the 2020-21 academic year.
MMA’s rifle team has scored in the top five in nearly all of their recent competitions, and in many instances, team members scored in the top 20 of all individual firers at these competitions. Furthermore, Cadets Lance Newland and Nathan Balvanz have broken MMA records, earning them a place among MMA’s most elite riflemen of all time.
Thanks to a scholarship courtesy of Chris Schafer ’89 and his wife Jeni, selected freshmen, sophomores, and juniors cadets interested in the STEM field will have the opportunity to attend the Missouri S&T Jackling Introduction to Engineering Virtual Camp for free.
The Missouri Military Academy Fusileer Drill Team is a cadet marching unit that performs sequences in armed regulation drill, unarmed regulation drill, armed color guard, unarmed color guard, armed exhibition, and unarmed exhibition. Read about their progress.
With a 9-1 winning record, Missouri Military Academy’s winter 2020 wrestling season is off to a strong start.Read about their progress.
Despite the challenges high school and middle school basketball teams faced, cadets have continuously practiced hard and competed harder, earning them a reputation of worthy competitors. Read about their season progress.
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.