Shining Seahawks Archive!
DMA is extremely proud of our cadets and their accomplishments.  Here you will find photos featuring our latest event(s), as well as select cadets who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make our school stand out as one of the best!  BRAVO ZULU!
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Shining Seahawk of the Month A new program to recognize cadets who attain high academic achievement and take pride in DMA and in themselves.  Cadets are nominated by faculty members and Naval Science Instructors and chosen by Shining Seahawk Selection Committee.  The factors that are   invloved in nominating and selecting cadets are scholarship, leadership and citizenship. Cadets can only win Shining Seahawk of the Month once during the school year.  At the end of the year, they are eligible for selection as Shining Seahawk of the Year.
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Freshmen: Cadet Jennifer Baez has been nominated by Mrs. Dick for her positive attitude and kind spirit.  She gives 100% to everything she does from homework to classwork.  Cadet Baez is a positive role model, fun to be around, and a pleasure to have in class.  Mrs. Dick wants to thank her being such a great cadet.  Congratulations! Sophomore: Cadet Brennan Hazewski has been nominated by Mr. Caskey for his performance in Historical Economics.  Like FedEx or UPS, Hazewski has been delivering the goods all semester long, and he brings the complete package.  He exhibits what Mr. Caskey calls the “5A” package:  Athletic –Brennan is a very fine football and baseball player;  Artistic --  Brennan displayed his dancing skills during the “Elastic Slide” and dropped sick rhymes for his “Demand and Supply” rap;  Adventurous – Brennan spurned his Polish heritage during the “Countries Draft” and elected to do his project on Malawi, a small African nation;  Academic – With a 96% average, Brennan has very little room for improvement in class and barely any missing work;  Abundant – Brennan’s attendance has been “through the roof” this marking period.  Great job, Cadet Brennan Hazewski and never let your fulgent shine grow dull.  Congratulations! Junior: Cadet Nate Riley has been nominated by Ms. Carson for being a well-rounded Cadet and young adult.  His determination and infectious positive attitude serves as a model for his peers.  He is always seeking ways to apply constructive in an effort to strengthen his abilities as a Cadet.  Nate does everything asked of him without a single complaint.  His class participation and enthusiasm to learn are just a couple of the many great qualities about Nate. Congratulations! Senior: Cadet Renada L’Italien has been nominated by Mr. Austin.  Cadet L’Italien is driven towards excellence in all aspects of her life.   She continually exemplifies the kind of mental fortitude and self- discipline that we, at the Delaware Military Academy, wish to instill in all of our cadets.   She is capable of adapting to any of life's difficult situations and uses her intellectual prowess to overcome any difficult decision that may lie in her path.   Indeed, It is truly an honor to have her as a Cadet in my classes. Few cadets, and even fewer young adults, can live up to the extraordinary characteristics that she displays on a regular basis. Congratulations!
Freshmen: Cadet Lauren Freebery has been nominated by Ms. Calderone for exemplifying what DMA looks for in all of its incoming freshman cadets.  Cadet Freebery has excelled in the classroom as well as athletically as a member of the Seahawk Cross Country Team.  She works extremely hard in the classroom and on the cross country course while demonstrating the respect, honor, leadership, and integrity we want to see from all our cadets.    Congratulations! Sophomore: Cadet Tajaii Furrow has been nominated by Ms. Berlant .  Cadet Furrow has set the bar high for the other cadets in Ms. Berlant’s class.  He has never missed an assignment and will not stand for “good enough”.  He is not afraid to ask questions and completes every task set before him with a smile on his face.  Ms. Berlant said that, since this is her first year at DMA, Cadet Furrowh has taught her what it means to be a Shining Seahawk. Congratulations! Junior: Cadet Connor Barth has been nominated by Ms. Bradley.  Cadet Barth always comes to class with a positive attitude and enthusiasm, ready to be an active participant in class.  His contributions to class demonstrate strong focus and insightful thinking.  His hard work has already earned him the highest grade in Mrs. Bradley’s class.    Congratulations! Senior: Cadet David Carey has been nominated by Ms. Kelman.  Cadet Carey is one of the most hard-working and genuine cadets at this school.  He always stays on task and is not afraid to ask questions so he can succeed.  Ms. Kelman says she is honored  and privileged to teach him every day.  Congratulations!
Freshmen: Cadet Henry Mah has been nominated by Mrs. Dick for being the epitome of an exemplary DMA cadet.  He is hard-working, honest, and intelligent.  He is respectful, self-motivated, and leads by example.  Mrs. Dick says she can’t wait to see him climb the ranks to success. Congratulations! Sophomore: Cadet Dallas Towner has been nominated by Mr. Lingenfelter.  He shows not only high academic standards but a strong willingness to keep an open mind and learn at all levels.  He scored seven perfect 10’s in his driving portion of Driver’s Ed and was the highest scoring academic Cadet in class.  His leadership goes beyond the norm of  DMA cadets and, to top it off, he is one of the finest and most respectful cadets at DMA. Congratulations! Junior: Cadet Nicole Certesio has been nominated by Ms. Fabian for being a well-rounded Cadet and excellent cadet.  She is intelligent, determined, and always seeking ways to strengthen her abilities as a Cadet.  Nicole participates actively and works hard as a junior in AP Calculus as well as being in two other AP classes this year.   Congratulations! Senior: Cadet Ellen Dudzinski has been nominated by Mr. Hausheer.  Cadet Dudzinski has maintained an almost perfect average in honors World History.  She has added to the class with her excellent writing skills as well as a mature, balanced approach to some controversial discussions.  Ellen also serves as BPA Treasurer on the State level.  Ellen is a dedicated cadet who gives back to the community.  Congratulations!
Bravo Zulu!
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Shining Seahawks for December!
Freshmen: Cadet Jillian McAdoo has been nominated by Mrs. Dick  for not only being a model Cadet, maintaining an A in 9th grade English, but for her impressive character.  She leads by example, is friendly to everyone, and cares about her classes.  She is a prime example of what we hope for at DMA.  Congratulations! Sophomore: Cadet Gabriel Torres has been nominated by Ms. Berlant for exemplifying many qualities that make him a true leader.  He shows strong academic performance, he remains quiet in class at all the right times, pays attention, sets up and cleans up the classroom without being asked, and provides comic relief at the most perfect times.  He is a true example of a Shining Seahawk.  Congratulations! Junior: Cadet Derek Golembrosky has been nominated by Mr. Martin for being the epitome of what a Cadet and a cadet should be.  He is polite, respectful, and always prepared.  He listens carefully in class and has maintained a high A average in Honors Precalculus.  It would be nice to have a whole class of Derek Golembroskys.  Derek is also a powerhouse on the hockey rink as captain of the Ice Hockey team.  Congratulations! Senior: Cadet Tess Walsh has been nominated by Ms. Kelman for her contagious positive nature, her constant smile, and for participating in class on a daily basis.  Whatever Cadet Walsh puts her mind to, she succeeds in without hesitation.  Ms.  Kelman knew there was something special about Tess the first day she walked into class and knows she will shine in all her future plans. Congratulations!
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Shining Seahawks for January!
Freshmen: Cadet Julianna Ritter has been nominated by Mr. Rikleen fordemonstrating outstanding character, in addition to outstanding academic performance. Though she earned an A for the course, including a perfect 100 average during the second marking period, it is not Ritter's academic performance that made her stand out. She consistently helped other Cadets work through problems and grasp the material, often playing a critical role in enabling others to develop necessary skills. Those who sat near Cadet Ritter reaped the benefits of her willingness to help, and often saw their grades climb as their understanding improved. She displayed courage in challenging problems or solutions, yet willingly acknowledged her own mistakes or misunderstandings. She is not only a model Cadet, but also a model citizen. Congratulations! Sophomore: Cadet Matt Gamble has been nominated by Mr. Caskey for his domination of Historical Economics.  He finished the semester with a gaudy 100% average, an achievement never before seen in Historical Economics, which means that he had zero room for improvement.  Matt is a very engaged Cadet who exhibits a high degree of academic zeal and determination to learn.   He completes his assignments at a high level, and he is able to focus and rigorously apply himself in class all while having fun at the same time, which is a great characteristic for a cadet to have.  A multi-talented cadet, he also lends his talents to the Seahawk baseball team as a pitcher, he showed in class that he possesses an advanced aptitude for interpretive dance, and he is even developing his pottery skills in his spare time.  With such a wide array of talents, it is inconceivable to think of Matt Gamble not ending up as a tremendous success in the future.    Congratulations! Junior: Cadet Cadet Chloe McBride has been nominated by Dr. Segall for consistently embodying the ideal level of studiousness and good classroom conduct that leads to success.  She came to class ready to learn all that was available, quickly addressed any missing assignments and always focused on the task ahead of her, showing respect at all times to everyone around her.  Her inquisitiveness in Chemistry often prompted stimulating conversations in class over the last several months as well.  Congratulations! Senior: Cadet Kyle Weston has been nominated by Mr. Hausheer for going above and beyond for both marking periods and finishing  the semester with the highest average in the class.    His self-control is exemplary and he always has a smile on his face.  He has a genuine quest for knowledge as well as a true pursuit of excellence.  His debating skills were outstanding even among strong competition.  All this while representing the Seahawk Nation with distinction on the swim team.  Congratulations!
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Shining Seahawks for February!
Freshmen: Cadet Nina Tindall has been nominated by Ms. Calderone for not only being a model Cadet, maintaining a 94% in business class, but for being an all-around great cadet.  Cadet Tindall also showed great sportsmanship on the volleyball team.   Congratulations! Sophomore: Cadet Ellie Cyrus has been nominated by Mr. Lingenfelter for being outstanding in the classroom, maintaining solid A’s throughout her academics at DMA.  She was the recipient of the “Perfect Ten Club” this semester in Driver Education.  She works very hard and it shows in her work ethic in her classes and her life.  If she doesn’t get the concept she will push, retool her thinking, and make it work.  She lives by the standard of excellence.  Her attitude should be the model at DMA – a classroom of Ellie’s would be any teacher’s dream.  She is truly an asset to this fine academy.  Mr. Lingenfelter says he feels honored to have had her as a Cadet, but blessed even more to have gotten to know her as a person.  Congratulations! Junior: Cadet Krupa Antala has been nominated by Ms. Fabian for consistently showing studiousness and good classroom conduct that leads to success.  She works hard, does all her homework, and is always polite.   She always has a smile on her face and is a pleasure to have in class.  Congratulations! Senior: Cadet James Gebhart has been nominated by Ms. Kelman.  Cadet Gebhart is Battalion XO and is one of the most enthusiastic cadets Ms. Kelman has had the pleasure of teaching at DMA. Cadet Gebhart is not only vice president of the Cadet body, but he is a true leader in class. Every day, you can count on Cadet Gebhart to have a positive influence on his peers as well as on the entire Cadet body. He is outgoing, actively participating in class, and giving us all a good laugh. He is extremely deserving of this award, and is held in the highest regards. Congratulations!
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Freshman:  Cadet Kathryn Certesio has been nominated by Ms. Aunet for being a model cadet both in and out of the classroom.  Today she receives the rank of PO Second Class, becoming on the highest ranking freshman cadets at DMA.  She is in band and chorus and on the swimming team.  She has earned straight A’s in all of her classes and even has a 103% in Civics and Geography.  She even volunteers to sweep Ms. Aunet’s classroom.  Katie is a true example of a Shining Seahawk! Congratulations Cadet Certesio! Sophomore:  Cadet Celia Gambacorta has been nominated by Ms. Carson for demonstrating outstanding effort that surpasses aa other cadets at her level.  She has an impressive ability to think critically and write analytically.  She adopts a positive attitude no matter the situation, she never takes shortcuts and understands the importance of a strong work ethic. Congratulations Cadet Gambacorta! Junior:  Cadet Hailey Kuhl has been nominated by Dr. Segall for her politeness, professionalism, studiousness, and consistently positive attitude.  She is always on task and puts her time to the best use possible.  Cadet Kuhl’s demeanor, conduct, and academic performance clearly represent attributes that bring pride to DMA. Congratulations Cadet Kuhl! Senior:  Cadet Matthew Wiegner has been nominated by Ms. Fabian for being studious, hard-working, polite, and highly motivated.  He has the highest standards for himself and doesn’t stop until he reaches them.  He always has a smile on his face, a positive attitude and is most respectful. He is a model of quiet strength and commitment.   He truly sets a good example for everyone around him and is willing to help others succeed – a fine example of a Shining Seahawk. Congratulations Cadet Wiegner!
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Shining Seahawks for April!
FRESHMAN:  Cadet Nicholas Graham has been nominated by Mr. Rikleen for his superior ability, responsibility and participation in the classroom.  Cadet Graham is the embodiment of a true scholar-athlete, excelling in both academics and athletics.  He balances his time between these responsibly and maturely.  Cadet Graham is in a heated race for the highest overall grade in Honors Algebra 1.  He participates actively, helps others around him and shows excellent behavior in the classroom proving  that he is a true leader and a Shining Seahawk.  Congratulations Cadet Graham! SOPHOMORE:  Cadet Victoria Taylor has been nominated by Mr. Lingenfelter for demonstrating outstanding abilities in Driver Education and becoming a member of the “Perfect 10 Club”, scoring seven perfect 10’s on drives.  Victoria continues to show her pride as one of DMA’s finest.  Some students have good study habits… and then there’s Vickie’s – undeniably seeking to be her best.  Victoria has one of those personalities a teacher wishes everyone has.  Her strong spirit, determination, and will power will guide her through life’s challenges and continue to build her journey that she can be proud of.  Mr. Lingenfelter is honored to have taught her and thankful to know her – “Welcome to the mountaintop!” – “Climb High! Congratulations, Cadet Victoria Taylor! JUNIOR:  Cadet Matthew Charno has been nominated by Ms. Fabian for exemplifying many qualities that make him a great student.  He is studious, strives for quality work and good grades, and is polite and fun to have in class. He is intelligent, determined, and works hard both in the classroom and on the Lacrosse field.  He is also a super Drum Major. Congratulations Cadet Charno! SENIOR:  Cadet Megan Glanz has been nominated by two separate teachers – Ms. Bishop and Mr. Hausheer.  Cadet Glanz has an inspirational thirst for knowledge and works hard at every assignment.  She is exemplary in her dedication and willingness to conquer any challenge.  Congratulations Cadet Glanz!
Bravo Zulu!
Bravo Zulu!
Shining Seahawks of the 2014-2015 YEAR!
Freshmen: Lauren Freebery Sophomore: Dallas Towner Junior: Matthew Charno Senior:  Megan Glanz