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Big Win for Drill Team!

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Good morning Seahawk Nation,

Welcome to the official start of spring!  We are now officially into the “event” season of DMA.   Please monitor the DMA school calendar for awards nights, ceremonies etc… as there are many and they can change, so keep a close eye on all upcoming events and celebrations!

Here is what we have happening this week:

  • This week we are focusing on mental health, positive mindset and anxiety relieving tips to better handle the stress we all have to deal with on a daily basis. Tomorrow (back by popular demand), we will have our therapy dogs in during all three lunches for the cadets to spend some time with. In addition, the Student Government and members of our Resilient Minds team have teamed up to provide literature, giveaways and much more to help our cadets take a deep breath and stay the course. Should be a great week! We will share out pics via Band.
  • Juniors only will be reporting to school on Wednesday, March 23rd. All juniors will be taking the SAT School Day exam with essay. Students should arrive on campus at regular time and will be dismissed at approximately noon.  No early dismissals will be allowed on SAT days.  Please remind cadets to turn off their Chromebook and charge it on Tuesday night.  Cadets will need their fully charged Chromebook for the assessment on Wednesday.  Cadets are authorized to wear PT Gear for the assessment. There is no school for 9th 10th and 12th grade on Wednesday.  Please spend some time catching up on missing assignments!
  • This Thursday, we will host our annual junior ring ceremony for the Class of 2023. This year, 81 juniors will be receiving class rings and friends and family are invited to celebrate with our junior class. The event will begin promptly at 6:30pm on the DMA Drill Deck.
  • NJROTC held a Leadership forum meeting this past Friday with RDML Chadwick. This was an excellent opportunity for cadets seeking Academy/ROTC appointments or even direct enlistment to gain useful knowledge from the Navy’s top brass.
  • The DMA Drill Team participated in the Rancocas Valley Regional High School Drill meet in Mt. Holly, NJ this past Saturday competing against 15 fifteen JROTC programs from Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The team performed superbly placing in the top three places in seven of the ten events and finishing the Drill meet as the Overall Champions. Congratulations to all the cadets on their victory this weekend.
  • Good luck to all of our teams who begin the spring season this week! Remember to compete hard and show great sportsmanship.

Have a great week and we look forward to a phenomenal last quarter!

Kindly,
Anthony Pullella
Commandant