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Commandant’s Corner - May 22nd, 2017
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Greetings Seahawk Nation! This week marks the last few days with our senior class.  Most are taking their final exams today and tomorrow, and as such, concluding the end of their high school careers.  It is now time for the junior class to step up and take their place at the table as the DMA leadership. We are confident they are up for the challenge and we look forward to working with each and every one of them. Here is what is happening this week at DMA: There is still time to donate to the DMA Capital Campaign!  We are still well short of our goal which means some renovations in the existing buildings will be placed on hold until we have the available resources necessary.  The good news is we did raise enough capital to furnish the new facility.  Please do your part, so we can continue to make DMA one of the finest choices for secondary education. There will be a meeting on Thursday May 24th 6:30pm in the Naval Science building for parents/guardians of cadets attending Basic Leadership Training at NTC/RTC Great Lakes.  The meeting will discuss important information prior to departure on June 12th.  The meeting will also include a Q & A session, so feel free to brainstorm and have all your questions answered. Yesterday, approximately 150 cadets volunteered to take part and march in the Newark Memorial Day Parade.  DMA, without question, had the largest contingent, and we paid our respects in remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. All of the cadets in attendance did a wonderful job, and were met with applause and cheers up and down Main Street (many of the cheers came from DMA Alumni, which was awesome to see).  Thursday, May 25th is the DMA Bell Ringing Ceremony for our departing seniors.  Senior Parents- I will send out a separate email to you detailing the event.  The Underclassmen Picnic is this Thursday May 25th, beginning at approximately 9:00am and concluding at approximately 11:30am.  Dismissal to follow. DMA will be closed Friday May 26th and Monday May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. Sports Report: o DMA Athletics is excited to announce that we will be moving to a safe, secure and convenient online athletic registration and payment system called Family ID. The site is open for viewing and we will be going LIVE on Tuesday May, 30th.  Please take some time to review the site (FamilyID.com and search for Delaware Military Academy) and become familiar with how it works.  Families will be required to upload physicals, pay sport fees and agree to policies all on one easy and convenient site.  We are very excited about this program, and will continue to send information to our DMA families. o This past weekend Samantha Butler earned D2 State Champion honors in the triple jump. Congrats to Sam and all of her Track and Field teammates for doing so well at States. o The Golf Team is competing in the DSAC Championships today at 8:30am at Newark CC. Good luck! o Our Baseball Team has one regular season game left as they take on Wilmington Christian today. This game could determine their state tourney status. Good luck! o The Girls Soccer Team won their first round match this past Saturday as they defeated Lake Forest by the score of 1-0. They move on to the second round this Thursday night when they take on Newark Charter at 6:00pm at Appoquinimink HS. Good luck, girls! o Our Softball Team earned the #5 seed in the state tournament, and will play a home game against Padua on Tuesday at 4:00pm at Midway. Good luck, ladies! o The Boys Lacrosse is the #7 seed in the state tournament, and will take on Dover Wednesday night at 5:00pm at Tower Hill. Go get 'em, guys!  o What an exciting time for DMA Athletics. We hope to see you out at the games supporting all of the Seahawk teams! It's time to Anchor Down! We hope you have a great week, and please take a moment this weekend to pay your respects to all who fought and died for our way of life. Warm Regards, Anthony Pullella Commandant
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