At the Camp Perry JROTC Regionals competition, Cadet Noah Kaheaku '26 from Walla Walla, Washington, individually placed second, earning him a spot to compete at the national level in March. In a competition against 17 other teams, MMA's team 1 finished fourth regionally and 18th nationally for Army teams, and MMA’s team 2 finished 11th regionally and 34th nationally for Army teams.
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Two Missouri Military Academy cadets qualified for the state wrestling competition after competing at districts on February 17. Cadet Trae Griffiths ’26 placed third in the 157-pound division, and Cadet Ryan Miles ’25 placed fourth in the 150-pound division. MMA competed in the class 1 district 3 bracket.
Missouri Military Academy (MMA) band and choir competed in the 46th Military School Band & Choir Festival, held February 16-18 at Virginia Military Institute. Accompanied by Pipe Major Stuart Mackenzie, Choir Director Ted Brauker, Band Director Brad Smith and Activities Director Elliot Goodwin, the cadets performed well, earning several medals for their performances.
When approximately 150 Missouri Military Academy cadet uniforms worth more than $70,000 were affected by smoke and water as a result of the Feb. 3 fire that occurred in the apartment above Nu-Tone, the Academy’s dry-cleaning vendor, local community partners stepped up to help.
The following special orders, leadership designations and promotions went into effect 31 January 2024 for the school year 2023-2024.
Missouri Military Academy (MMA) hosted cadet families and friends from across the United States and around the world for a Valentine's Weekend celebration February 9-11. Weekend events included parent classroom visits, parent/teacher conferences, a battalion review, a college Q&A and the Valentine's Ball.
Missouri Military Academy cadets joyously marked the arrival of the 2024 Lunar New Year with vibrant decorations, music, calligraphy lessons, an excursion to Columbia and a special lunch presentation.
Missouri Military Academy’s Cadet Mason Brooks ’25 from Henrietta, Texas, has become the first cadet from any military school in the United States to win a National Progression Award for piping. After years of practice in bagpipe theory, practical skills and performance, Cadet Brooks successfully passed level 2.
Missouri Military Academy cadets showcased outstanding performances at the Future Business Leaders of America district competition in Moberly, Missouri, on Friday, February 2, earning a total of 22 medals out of 18 participating cadets.
In the 2023 spring semester, Missouri Military Academy partnered with the National STEM Honor Society to recognize middle and high school students who excel in coursework for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. During this year’s All-Academy assembly on January 31, MMA inducted 11 high school cadets and eight middle school cadets into NSTEM.
In upholding the longstanding commitment of Missouri Military Academy to community service, cadets are participating in the Lunch Buddy program this semester, where they visit a Mexico Public School District elementary school to serve as mentors for local kids.
An all-academy assembly was held on January 31, 2024, in Centennial Gymtorium. Below, please find a list of the cadets, faculty and staff who received special recognition during the assembly. The assembly also included the New Cadet Resolution.
Congratulations to the following cadets who have earned Academic Fourragère and/or Delta Phi following marking period 2, 2023-2024.
Missouri Military Academy CLA SGT Kordel Moore has returned to the Academy after a 13-month deployment. In October 2022, SGT Moore was activated to assist with a DOD-approved mission to address issues on the southwest border in Operation Guardian Support (OGS).
On Wednesday, January 17, Officer Larry Jones, father of Cadet Tru Jones, spoke with cadets on the dangers of drug use. Jones is a dedicated law enforcement professional with a rich background in service. A U.S. Navy veteran of four years, Jones has carried his commitment to duty into a distinguished 28-year career as a police officer in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. As a tactical instructor and a drug recognition expert instructor, Jones shared with cadets the truths surrounding drug abuse.
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.
Through a summer internship at the A Bar C Ranch in Hyannis, Nebraska, Cadet William Remshardt ’24 has received hands-on ranching experience. The ranch is owned by fifth-generation rancher, MMA graduate and board of trustee member Chris Gentry ’88.
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 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 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.
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.