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Commandant’s Corner - November 5th, 2018
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Greetings Seahawk Nation! Welcome to the beginning of November and the holiday season! I trust that everyone is just about finished with their shopping so the next couple of months should just be  relaxing and stress free…haha… November is a short month, so we need to make every day count.  Mid-terms just wrapped up for the first semester.  At this point, the cadets should know what they need to accomplish, in order to have a successful first semester.  If you know your cadet is struggling, now is the time to seek assistance.  We will do what we can, but ultimately, the cadet has to want it.  Please keep us informed of anything we can do to assist. Here is your debrief: The DMA Annual Turkey Drive is officially underway!  DMA will hold a dress down day this Wednesday to support the cause.  All proceeds will go directly to feed a Veteran family in need. Dress down tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased today and tomorrow at both lunches.  If you would like to donate a turkey, click here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090945afa729a2fb6-20181  to make a  monetary donation, please click here: https://my.cheddarup.com/c/2018-dma-pta-turkey-drive  This Friday is our Annual Veterans day breakfast.  For the past decade, DMA has thanked our Veterans and active duty military for their service.  The breakfast will be held at the Five Points Fire House.  All cadets who have signed up to bring a Veteran will be taken by bus to the Fire House Friday morning.  All Veterans should meet us at Five Points.  At the completion of the ceremony and breakfast, the cadets will return to DMA by bus. Our application for the class of 2023 opened this morning and will remain open until January 9th. We want to make all DMA parents aware that there have been significant changes to the process. These changes were made very recently, so please refer to the DMA admissions web page (best viewed in Internet Explorer or Safari) for detailed information. Applications can be completed at https://www.schoolchoicede.org  We look forward to having many of your 8th graders as part of the class of 2023! Our DMA Annual Fundraiser is up 10% from last week!  We still have a ways to go, but it is definitely progress!  Thank you to everyone for your support! This past Saturday, Pemberton High School hosted its annual marksmanship match, where eight military JROTC units gathered to compete in a shoulder-to-shoulder match.  At the end of the day, DMA’s Marksmanship team claimed victory to two gold medals in three events of the competition.  Cadet Crespo, a seasoned shooter and Cadet Ahmed, a first year shooter, both proved to the other units they have what it takes to be among the best. DMA left the competition with everyone knowing that we have our crosshairs sighted in on gold. Sports Report: Congratulations to the fall sports teams that have made the DIAA State Tournaments. As of now, Volleyball, Field Hockey and Soccer all made the post season. Football needs to win on Saturday to make it! This is a phenomenal showing for DMA Athletics and we are all very proud of our teams! Anchor Down!  o Field hockey finished the regular season 9-6 and have earned the #11 seed in the tourney. They play at #6 Mt. Pleasant at 2:30pm tomorrow. Please go out and support the girls. Good luck and congrats on a great regular season!  o Cross Country participated in the NCC Championships this past weekend. Their last event of the year will be the DIAA Championships this Saturday at Brandywine Creek. Good luck and finish strong!  o The soccer team finished the regular season 8-5-2 and earned the #11 seed in the state tournament. They play #6 St. Andrews on Wednesday night at 8:00pm at Caravel. Please go out and support the team. Good luck boys! o The volleyball team’s season has now concluded. They lost to Tower Hill in the second round of the state tournament this past Saturday night. It was a hard fought contest and the girls played well. Congrats on a great season!  o The football team defeated Newark 28-0 on a rain soaked Friday night. This week they play rival Conrad on Saturday night at Baynard. It is also senior recognition night. Win and we are in!  Good luck! Please support all of the Seahawk teams by attending their contests!  Seahawk Nation Anchor Down! Ladies and gentlemen, this concludes your weekly subscription to the Commandants Corner.  We hoped you enjoyed the news!  Have a great week and don’t forget to get out and vote! Warm Regards, Anthony Pullella Commandant
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