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2020 - MMA NEWS

Rifle Team Victory Streak Continues  

MMA's rifle team earned 2nd place at the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) Postal Match, 1st place at the Show Me Shootout competition, 3rd place Orion Postal Match and 1st place against Dyer County High School. 

Legacy Cadets Recognized at Senior Ring Dinner

At the Senior Ring Dinner on October 17, 2020, legacy cadets and their alumni family were recognized, and legacy cadets were awarded a legacy pin, symbolizing the family’s continued history at MMA. 

Football Team Sees Best Season Since 1985

This year, the Missouri Military Academy Colonels Football team ended the season with a 5-4 record, making them the first Colonels football team to achieve a winning season since 1985.

Missouri Military Academy Places Third in Missouri State Raiders Championship

Missouri Military Academy (MMA) hosted the Missouri State Raiders Championship on Saturday, October 24, 2020. MMA’s Colonels Raiders team A took third place overall in the championship, finishing behind continual national champion contending teams from Leavenworth and Ozark High School. The Colonels also took 2nd overall in the 5K to be the state runners-up in the 5K.

What is a review at Missouri Military Academy? 

At Missouri Military Academy (MMA), military reviews are reserved for special moments of the MMA experience – events such as Fall Family Weekend, Spring Family Weekend, Homecoming and Veterans Day. A proud component of military school life, reviews provide our cadets with visible proof of the structure, self-discipline and self-respect that students at other middle schools and high schools do not learn.

2020-21 Class Officers Elected at MMA 

Missouri Military Academy is proud to announce the official election of the 2020-21 class officers. Class officers elected for grades 9-12 include a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and representative for each class. 

Special Order #6: Honor Council

Character development is a key component of MMA's 360° Education for cadets, and the MMA Honor Code — “I will not lie, cheat or steal, nor tolerate those who do.” — sets the standard of character for cadets to follow. Providing peer reinforcement for the Honor Code, cadets participate on an Honor Council.

Why a military school education for boys matters today more than ever

Now more than ever, who we are as a military academy — our history, core values, motto and mission —lights the way and provides the foundation and direction for our cadets’ bright futures. Our curriculum, co-curricular and extracurricular activities teach cadets how to think, not what to think, by providing a broad liberal arts education underpinned by leader and character development programs.

MMA’s COVID-19 Frontline Heroes  

Those who fight COVID-19 on the frontlines have shown true commitment, bravery and heroism despite the hardships and health risks they face every day.  We are honoring a few MMA alumni who have made and continue to make a difference during the pandemic.

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.