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2020 - MMA NEWS

new cadet moves in to Missouri Military Academy

Structure, self-discipline and accountability are standards of the MMA experience. For the Academy’s 132nd corps of cadets reporting to campus this fall, these standards — upheld via mandatory mask wearing, cleaning, personal hygiene and other layers of COVID-19 risk mitigation — will be expected with heightened awareness of personal and social responsibility during the global pandemic. Between 180 and 210 cadets in grades 7 to 12, plus post-grad year, are expected to join MMA’s corps for on-campus instruction this fall.

2020 Homecoming Postponed

MMA Homecoming 2020 – originally scheduled for mid-September – will be postponed until April 23-25, 2021. MMA plans produce a virtual event in September to connect our alumni.

Missouri Military Academy's Technology Commitment

The Academy is dedicated to providing the technological infrastructure needed to support cadets’ education and provide a safe environment for residential life. This dedication is reflected in our strategic plan, which includes direction to enhance cadets’ digital learning environment by aggressively leveraging digital tools.

2019-20 Art and Music Awards

Congratulations to the Missouri Military Academy cadets who received art and music awards for the 2019-20 academic year. 

2020-21 Missouri Military Academy Cadet Leaders

The violent, reprehensible and senseless death of George Floyd has brought the United States to a new height of collective pain and laid bare the divide that must be healed. At Missouri Military Academy, we grieve with our nation and we renew our commitment to our employees, cadets and MMA families. We will do our part to foster a world that rises above hatred, violence and discrimination.

How are Cadets Cared for at MMA’s Ekern Health Center?

Whether it is routine care, a sprain from athletic practice, a seasonal bug, or something else, the Ekern Health Center on MMA’s campus serves as a quiet place for cadets to be evaluated, rest and recover. Cared for by qualified medical professionals with decades of experience, every cadet is treated in accordance with the gold standard for medical care.

Wallace Fry Speech Competition Recap 

An annual Missouri Military Academy competition to hone and highlight cadets' oratory skills, the Wallace Fry Speech Competition was held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in the Centennial Gymtorium. 

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.

military academy campus

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.

Cadet News

new cadet moves in to Missouri Military Academy

Structure, self-discipline and accountability are standards of the MMA experience. For the Academy’s 132nd corps of cadets reporting to campus this fall, these standards — upheld via mandatory mask wearing, cleaning, personal hygiene and other layers of COVID-19 risk mitigation — will be expected with heightened awareness of personal and social responsibility during the global pandemic. Between 180 and 210 cadets in grades 7 to 12, plus post-grad year, are expected to join MMA’s corps for on-campus instruction this fall.

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