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Shining Seahawks!
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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FRESHMAN:  Cadet Ashley Ludlum has been nominated by Mrs. Dick  Cadet Ludlum is a perfect example of a DMA shining Seahawk. She is a conscientious young lady who is always willing to go the extra mile in anything she does. Her positive attitude is contagious, and she's a leader among her peers. She currently holds an A in English, and as you know, that's nothing to shake a stick at. I'm happy to nominate Cadet Ashley Ludlum for September's Shining Seahawk of the Month. Congratulations! SOPHOMORE:  Cadet Ethan Morrow has been nominated by Ms. Limmina to represent the Sophomore Class for Shining Seahawk for the month of September. Cadet Morrow has shown his dedication to his studies even throughout this past summer. In order to prepare for Geometry, Cadet Morrow took it upon himself to enroll in outside math tutoring every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday throughout the summer. Cadet Morrow is one of few cadets that take time from his summer vacation to consistently work on his math skills for the following school year. Cadet Morrow’s hard work throughout the summer has paid off as with most lessons covered so far, he already has a great head start. Because of this, he is often helping others around him with a new lesson. Cadet Morrow is deserving of the Shining Seahawk of the Month for his dedication to his academics and willingness to help others. Thank you Cadet Morrow for your hard work and dedication and continue to be a great example of a Shining Seahawk.  Congratulations! JUNIOR:  Cadet Alaina Gedney has been nominated by Mr. Townsend.  Cadet Gedney has had nothing short of a phenomenal contribution to the Algebra 2 classroom this year. Her dedication to completing her homework assignments, her commitment to asking questions regarding content she is still unsure of, and her determination to tackle the most challenging problems explains why she was the only Algebra 2 student, at any level, during the month of September to obtain perfect scores on both quizzes. Alaina gives new meaning to the expression “giving it 110%”, because with extra credit she currently has a 110% in the course. But Alaina is also dedicated to serving others in the class. She has no problem moving about the room to help other cadets in need without even being asked, and this in turn has increased confidence and competency in those around her. Though she herself may deny or disbelieve it until the end, Cadet Alain Gedney is truly deserving of Shining Seahawk recognition. Congratulations! SENIOR:  Cadet Miranda Cushing has been nominated by Ms. Aunet.  Cadet Cushing earned the highest score on our first test in CP World History, a perfect 100%. In class she frequently participates in discussion and always comes in with a smile on her face and a friendly greeting. Keep up the good work, Cadet Cushing!
Bravo Zulu!
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FRESHMAN:  Cadet Karissa Malascalza has been nominated by Mrs. Dick.  Karissa might be the kindest, friendliest, nicest 9th grade cadet. She's not just amicable, she shows outstanding leadership qualities and she's wicked smart. She works diligently to maintain an A in English. She also encourages others to do their best, to achieve success which isn't a quality you see in every freshman cadet. She's a pleasure to have in class, and I'm honored to nominate her for the October Shining Seahawk. SOPHOMORE:  Cadet Maddie Kuennen has been nominated by Mrs. Wolfe.  Maddie is an absolute pleasure to have in sixth block Business Information Technology course. She currently owns an impressive 99%. Maddie comes to class each day with a huge smile on her face and is eager to learn. She actively participates in class discussions and always strives to do her very best. She is dedicated, determined and possess a tremendous work ethic. She takes pride in herself and the great reputation she has at DMA. Maddie is the first person to lend a helping hand and truly enjoys helping others. Not only does Maddie excel academically, she excels athletically as well. On September 14, Maddie was named the Delaware Online Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Lake Forest Invitational. At the Lake Forest Invitational, Maddie finished the race in 20:32.2, the fastest time by a Delaware girls runner. Maddie, you are a great role model and leader, and I look forward to watching your continued success at DMA and beyond. JUNIOR:  The Commandant has nominated Cadet Austin Edmonds for Junior Shining Seahawk.  Austin continually exemplifies the core traits and characteristics of a DMA cadet.  Austin is a hard worker in the classroom, well mannered, respected by his peers and teachers, and most certainly brings the wood out on to the football field.  His personality is infectious and he is a pleasure to be around.  Austin is someone you want to work harder for, because he gives you so much in return.   More than all though Austin is someone who can be counted on to do the right thing when no one is watching.  Austin, continue to be the well-rounded young man you are and you will see that good luck doesn’t happen rather you create it. SENIOR:  Senior Cadet Matthew Carpenter has been nominated by Ms. Aunet for being a true pleasure to have in class. I am fortunate to teach this cadet in both my Block 3 Contemporary Political Issues elective and Block 6 Honors World History course. He excels academically in both classes, even earning the top grade on both our second and third tests in Honors World History and does consistently well when we play Kahoot for review. Additionally, he is very skilled at drawing Viking longships! He reliably participates in class discussion and always seems to be aware and informed about the latest current events happening around the world. He always has a friendly greeting when I see him and is polite and respectful of both teachers and his peers. Keep up the great work Cadet Carpenter!
Bravo Zulu!
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FRESHMAN:  Cadet Caroline Graham has been nominated by Mrs. Short.  In addition to maintaining an A average, Cadet Graham is kind, friendly, and always willing to help her fellow cadets and staff members. She has a hard working, positive attitude. Cadet Graham is eager to volunteer answers to questions in class. She is a great role model and truly exemplifies the qualities of citizenship, leadership and scholarship at DMA. Congratulations! SOPHOMORE:  Cadet Emilee Brooks has been nominated by Senior Chief McClain.  Cadet Emilee Brooks is a remarkable cadet who goes the extra mile. She is deeply committed to the objectives of the Delaware Military Academy and sets an outstanding example for other cadets. Emilee does her very best to exceed expectations in everything she does. She sets high personal standards and approaches all challenges with persistence and enthusiasm. Her daily uniform and grooming appearance rivals the very best of any JROTC cadet you meet. Cadet Brooks is a high honors student who maintains a 4.29 GPA. Her grade in Naval Science is A+, with a perfect 100 average for the year to date. Congratulations! JUNIOR:  Cadet Hanna Gross has been nominated by Mr. Grant for Junior Shining Seahawk.  As a member of the marching band, Hanna acts as the morale leader and has done a great job keeping spirits high.  She was the only saxophone player this season and did a fantastic job holding up her part and staying enthusiastic.  She has great input for improving the music program and is the type of cadet who doesn’t hesitate when asked to lend a hand.  She has an infectious positive attitude and always demonstrates respect.  She deserves to be recognized for her unwavering character and for her hard work and dedication.  Congratulations! SENIOR:  Senior Cadet Sheldon Amofah has been nominated by Ms. Aunet.  If you had to describe Cadet Amofah in one word it would be consistent. He can be counted on to consistently have his hand raised to answer any question posed in class or to volunteer to add to a class discussion. He is consistent in scoring high grades on assessments. He has scored a perfect 100% on all of the tests and current events quizzes in Contemporary Political Issues so far this year, and earned the top grade on the all-essay Dual Enrollment World History midterm exam. He is consistently polite and affable towards his teachers and peers. Outside of the classroom, this consistency remains. He is consistent in his involvement in the DMA family, as a valued member of the soccer team and one of the Supply Officers for the Regimental Staff. Keep up the great work, Cadet Amofah! I am consistently glad to have you as a cadet in my classroom.
Bravo Zulu!
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