In October, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Choir traveled to the Missouri Theatre in Columbia to record songs for KOMU-TV (Columbia) Holiday Choirs, which will air throughout the holiday season. Their performance will debut on November 28 at 6 PM. It will also air on December 9 at 5 PM and December 21 at 12 PM. A second song will be shared during the broadcast on December 2 at 10 PM and December 14 at 9 PM.
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During the winter season, MMA Colonels varsity athletics includes basketball, wrestling, drill, and rifle. We asked our coaches about their expectations and goals for this season – see our Q&A here.
On Nov. 19, the MMA Colonels rifle team attended a rifle clinic held by two professional shooters from the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit from Ft. Benning, Georgia. The clinic was hosted by Leavenworth High School in Leavenworth, Kansas.
The MMA Colonels middle school wrestling team competed in their first two season matches last week. The season opener was against Mexico and North Callaway on Wednesday, Nov. 16, and they had a home meet on Friday, Nov. 18 against California.
On Sunday, Nov. 20, Cadets Elijah Canonico, Gabriel Canonico, Kamil Sanchez, Preston Vo, Alvero Gonzalez and Gorka-Aitor Yarte-Zertuche attended the Global Celebration of Young People at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Columbia, Missouri.
Nov. 11 and 12, for the first time in MMA history, the Colonels swim team competed at the State swim competition in St. Louis, Missouri.
On Dec. 3, 2022, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) will host the first-ever MMA drill competition on campus.Nearly 200 JROTC cadets are expected to compete from MMA; Camdenton, MO; Waynesville, MO; Waukegan, Illinois; and Blue Springs South, MO.
Erdel, co-founder and partner of Erdel, Owings, Tanzey & Newton, P.C. Attorneys at Law in Mexico, Missouri, believes that a lack of strong male role models in many young men’s lives contribute to their struggle and why they fall behind. It’s one of the main reasons he’s become invested in the success of Missouri Military Academy.
On Nov. 1, Cadets Harrison Pittman, Gus Farley, Joseph Roach, Spencer Semeliss and Byrce McIlwain attended MAYA: The Exhibition at Union Station, accompanied by Spanish instructor Joshua Allison.
From MMA to Oklahoma University, read this young alum's story: “The most important things I learned at MMA were time management, integrity and accountability ... Do everything like someone is watching through a window. How you present yourself behind a closed door or in front of everyone else matters. Hold yourself to a higher level of self-respect.” — Noah Royse '20
Missouri Military Academy will celebrate the Christmas story in a traditional festival of music and prose at the Academy’s 81st Evensong on Saturday evening, Dec. 10, 2022, at Mexico United Methodist Church. Family, friends, alumni and the public are invited to attend.
The Columbia Friends of China (CFC) hosted MMA cadets and faculty at the 12th annual Chinese Dumpling Festival on Nov. 10.
"What can you do as an American to help your country?" — Missouri Military Academy President Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci, U.S. Army (Ret) offers three questions for high school students to consider on Veterans Day in his 11 November 2022 address at the Mexico High School (Mexico, Missouri) Veterans Day Assembly.
The Colonels Rifle Team traveled to Dyersburg, Tennessee for their first shoulder-to-shoulder experience of the 2022-23 season on Saturday, November 5. Taking a mix of rookie and veteran competitors, the Colonels took first place for both the A team and B team competition and also brought home four individual first-place trophies.
Shooting their highest score of the season, the MMA Colonels rifle team defeated Moberly AJROTC 1077.5 to 1073.2 in the National Air Rifle League. The rifle team included Cadets Marco Afane (senior, veteran), Zijie Zhou (junior, veteran), Xiang Chen (junior, rookie) and Eliseo Buch (freshman, rookie). Cadet Zhou shot the highest score on the team with a 272.6.
The Missouri Military Academy Parents Committee works to strengthen the bond between cadets, faculty, and staff all while enhancing the 360˙ Education each cadet experiences at MMA. Thank you to our MMA families for their support of our cadets and the Academy!
Missouri Military Academy-sponsored summer programs kicked off Monday, June 20 with the arrival of boys in grades 7-12 for MMA Summer Academy, an academic-focused summer program. Local businesses and residents should expect extra visitors in town throughout the summer as families drop off and pick up their boys for MMA summer activities.
Academic year 2021-22 included significant achievements for the 133rd Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets. Learn about the year’s most notable highlights. After reviewing a list of recent successes, learn about MMA’s vision for the future through the strategic plan.
Missouri Military Academy was selected to receive a $1,018 grant from the Missouri American Water Hydration Station Grant Program to provide cadets with fresh drinking water. Out of over 80 applications, MMA was one of 20 schools, cities or non-profit organizations chosen to receive the funding.
At MMA, we believe challenging physical activity — such as regular exercise, competitive athletics and obstacle course challenges — helps middle school and high school boys develop into better versions of themselves. Download a summer workout guide to improve physical fitness over the summer and prepare for competitive sports.
Two Colonels track cadet-athletes earned the right to compete at the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) state track and field championship for Class 2, District 3, on May 20 and 21, 2022 in Jefferson City, Missouri. Both cadets broke MMA records while competing at state.
In May 2022, for the first time in 30 years, MMA athletes made a trip to the Final Four! Colonels Tennis finished fourth in Class 1 state competition. This was MMA’s first overall athletics Final Four appearance since 1992. A program that continues to grow stronger for our cadet-athletes, Colonels Tennis went 11-3 this season and 24-4 during the last two seasons.
Thank you to the Class of 2022 for their senior gift to the Academy — a picnic table to be housed in the newly renovated Carter Memorial outdoor classroom. This 24'x26' outdoor classroom is sized to accommodate four tables and adds a new learning space for for our teachers to use and cadets to enjoy, along with supporting our summer camps and special events.
There is a direct correlation between reading for pleasure and an increase in vocabulary. Reading will stimulate the mind, the imagination and keep both active throughout the summer. Consider these book suggestions from MMA for middle school and high school boys this summer!
Throughout high school senior year, cadets may hear this question several times, "What college are you going to attend?" To help you pick the right college or university for you and prepare for successful transition from high school to college, consider these seven tips.
Academic distinctions are awarded to cadets who earn an A in each marking period and final grade in their classes, including their Triumph dual credit courses.
Missouri Military Academy recognized outstanding middle school and high school cadets in athletics — including awards for baseball, broadcasting, golf, Fusileers Drill Team, rifles, tennis, track, All-American power lifting, M-Club and Eagle Club — on May 18, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in MMA’s Memorial Chapel.
Missouri Military Academy honored Erin L. Schreyer of Dallas, Texas, for her dedication to the Academy and support of its cadets during a commencement ceremony for the Class of 2022 on Saturday, May 21, 2022
The Missouri Military Academy Class of 2022 celebrated commencement on Saturday, May 21 in Centennial Gymtorium on MMA's campus. Thirty-nine seniors and two post-grads took part in the commencement ceremonies, all having achieved college acceptance. The Class of 2022 has been offered more than $4.1 million in college scholarships.
Congratulations to our 8th grade cadets who have been promoted to high school. We look forward to seeing these cadets back in the fall to continue their MMA education!