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Commandant’s Corner - March 4th, 2019
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Greetings Seahawk Nation! The bright side is there are only 16 more days until spring!  It will get warmer; it has to, otherwise, we will be opening up a DMA in Florida or California! This weekend was a successful one for DMA.  Keep reading to find out more! Congratulations to the DMA Science Olympiad Team!  DMA earned 4th place overall out of 57 teams!  We were the third best school at the state competition this past Saturday (Wilmington Charter gets two places). Our Science Olympiad team is coached by Mrs. Averell, Mr. Holland, Mrs. Welch and Mr. Paul Marzulli.  We are extremely proud of this team and it goes back to what we spoke about in the assemblies, ALL of our cadets are instrumental in making DMA a school that works to make our cadets good at more than one thing.  Please see the DMA website for individual medal honors. This past Saturday, our Drill Team competed in the 2019 Seaford Fallen Hero's Drill Competition at Seaford Senior High School in Seaford, Delaware.  This very competitive Drill Meet involved eight JROTC Units from different branches of service.  The competition started at 0815 and ended at 1615.  During the competition, the Seahawks participated in Armed Platoon, Unarmed Platoon, Color Guard, Inspection, and Academics.  Although DMA Drill Team is fairly new, the Seahawks rose to the occasion and took 1st place overall.  This is a first for DMA and with MSSGT Jordan now coaching the team, we only foresee more gold in the future for this bright and talented team.  Congratulations!  The DMA Porthole (yearbook) did not sell out last Thursday, February 28th, so we have some copies still to be sold on a first come, first served basis.  If there are copies still available after March 15th, the price will jump from $85.00 to $105.00.  This year's yearbook covers the entire school year - from Boot Camp to Graduation, and all cadets are featured multiple times. Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com  use the  DMA order number 16925; and be sure to go all the way through the process to the "submit" selection. If your order is successful, you will receive a confirmation notice and number. Any questions, please contact Mrs. Faccenda at ann.faccenda@dma.k12.de.us  Thank you! Designer Bag Bingo is March 23rd.   Come out and help us make it a huge success. Prizes include designer bags from Tory Burch, Coach, Dooney and Bourke, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Vera Bradley. Doors open at noon and bingo begins at 1:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 in advance and $30.00 at the door. Visit our website at www.DMAPTA.net    for more information or click on link below to buy tickets. You must be 18 to play. https://my.cheddarup.com/c/pta-designer-bag-bingo Don’t forget to sign up for Remind notifications to stay current with all the latest from DMA.  We use this app to communicate numerous updates, such as inclement weather, uniform changes and bus delays.  Visit the DMA website at www.demilacad.org and sign up on the home page under Commandant’s Text Alerts and DMA Bus Text Alerts.  Our Balfour representative will be here tomorrow during lunch to collect final payments for junior class rings. Please contact Balfour if you have any questions. Sports Report: Spring Sports started March 1st and registration is now closed.  o The next and last DMA Signing Day will be May 20th. More information will come when we get closer to the date. o The Annual DMA Golf Outing will be June 21st at Odessa National. Registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found at www.dmagolf.com o Ice Hockey lost to Roman Catholic in the first round of the PCL playoffs. They play tonight at 9:20pm at the Patriot Ice Center against Appo in the first round of the Delaware Cup. Good luck! Please make sure you check out www.seahawkssports.com  for updated information, as well as an article regarding fan behavior. Thank you. Warm Regards, Anthony Pullella Commandant
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