Commandant’s Corner
The Commandant’s corner is a bi-weekly message board presented by Commandant Anthony Pullella.  Stay up-to-date with the current news and noteworthy events happening in the world of DMA. To sign up to receive the Commandant’s Corner via email, please contact Donna Galinskie.  Be sure to include your cadet’s name in the message.
Commandant’s Corner - May 30th, 2017
Home About Enroll Calendar Sick Bay PTA Commandant's Corner Capital Campaign Contact
Greetings Seahawk Nation! Welcome back from Memorial Day weekend. Hopefully, you found some time this weekend to reflect and pay tribute to the brave men and women who gave their lives for our great country so we may live in freedom.  We are down to just a few days of school left, and soon the cadets will be all yours for the summer ;-).  In all honesty, the cadets are a pleasure to be around, and more times than not, we find ourselves walking away from an interaction with a smile or laughing about something they said.  They are truly a great group of kids, with big hearts. Here is what is happening around DMA this week: Tomorrow (5/31), is our annual underclassmen trip to Hershey Park. Over 215 of our underclassmen and almost half of our teaching staff will be attending the trip so this will be a non-instructional day at DMA. o Attire for the trip is appropriate, civilian clothing. The buses will be running in the morning on a regular schedule and cadets should report to their first block class as usual. We will leave DMA and head to Hershey Park around 8:30 am, and will be returning to DMA around 9:30pm. o Please plan accordingly and be here to pick your cadet up by 9:30pm. There will be a lot of parents here at 9:30 pm so the buses will unload out front of the school on Middleboro Road. Do not park along Middleboro Road when you come to pick up your child. o The field trip fee included bus transportation and the admission ticket - please be sure your cadet has money for meals and souvenirs. o If a cadet paid to attend the trip but is not in attendance tomorrow, they will receive their ticket on Thursday or Friday of this week. The ticket may be used for admission to Hershey Park between now and June 30th. There are no refunds. o Please contact Mrs. Certesio with any questions related to Hershey Park.  o A number of cadets (not attending the trip) have made arrangements to make up work or take tests during the day tomorrow.  Attire for these cadets is DMA PT gear. These cadets may ride the bus in the morning but no afternoon transportation will be provided and no lunches will be served at DMA. Last Thursday morning we held our traditional bell ringing ceremony for our senior class.  I want to again thank the Class of 2017 for their dedication and commitment to DMA as well as to our senior parents for all you did to make their four-year career memorable.  We hope you enjoyed your time. We will send out a separate email to senior parents with details regarding Graduation this Friday, June 2.  Please remind your senior cadet that practice begins sharply at 9:00am on the drill deck.  We practice until it is perfect.  Dismissal for all other cadets is 11:00am. Mr. Caskey’s video (Emergent Order) on HipHoponomics is on YouTube! Music Video for "Emergent Order": o You can be a part of the effort to make this viral! Subscribe to the channel, "Like" the video, and share share, share!  M.C. Caskey will be releasing new music videos during the next few weeks, so subscribe to the channel! Sports Report: o The Senior Athletic Banquet was a huge success in just its first year. o The following are the award winners for the 2016/17 year: Male Senior Athlete of the Year – Justin Broccoli Female Senior Athlete of the Year – Lindsay Wolfe Male Senior Sportsmanship Award – Padraig Hahn Female Senior Sportsmanship Award – Alicia Cross Male Anchor Down Award for Team/School Spirit – Jacob Hudson Female Anchor Down Award for Team/School Spirit – Tiffany Flowers DMA Coach of the Year Award – Wayne Cox o The Annual DMA Golf Outing is June 9th. All spring athletes must have their Golf Bal Drop Tix sold prior to the end of their sport’s regular season. o Fall Sports Meet the Coaches Night is Monday June 5th at 6:30pm in the Mess Hall. o It’s been an exciting post season for DMA Athletics with four teams making it to, at least, the second round of their post season tournaments.  o The Baseball Team defeated Dover in the first round by a score of 8-0. This win is the first tourney win for DMA baseball!! They then lost a close game to #3 ranked Appoquinimink in the second round. It was a great game that definitely could have gone the Seahawks way. Congratulations on a great season.  o The Golf Team has three golfers that have qualified for the state tournament based on their performance in the DSAC Championships. They are competing today at Maple Dale CC. Good luck!  o Boys Lacrosse won an overtime thriller against Dover in the first round by the score of 15-14. They put up a strong effort against Sallies before falling in the second round. Congratulations on a great season.  o Girls Soccer plays tonight in the quarter finals against Newark Charter at Caravel at 8:00pm. Our DMA fan section is wearing all gray! The girls knocked off Lake Forest in the first round by the score of 1-0. Good luck tonight girls!  o Softball defeated Padua in the first round 1-0 and then followed that with a huge win against Sussex Tech 2-0. That win propelled them into the semifinals where they lost a hard fought battle to Delmar 6-2. This was the furthest a DMA softball team has gotten into the tourney. Congratulations on a great year and a great run in the tournament!  Have a great rest of the week, and continue to instill Pride and Ownership in your DMA cadet. Warm Regards, Anthony Pullella Commandant
Cadet Life NJROTC Athletics Shining Seahawks Alumni Guidance Commandant's Corner Commandant's Corner