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Commandant’s Corner - January 9th, 2017
Greetings Seahawk Nation!
Welcome back to a blustery Monday. Hard to believe, but we are rapidly approaching the
end of the first semester (January 17th to be exact)! Please work with us to ensure your cadet is
meeting the standards so we have no surprises come the end of the first half.
Here is your weekly debrief:
Congratulations to Senior Cadet Lieutenant Commander Jacob Hudson who received
Senator Coon’s priority nomination to the United States Naval Academy. To put this into
perspective, a priority nomination is the equivalent of being a first round pick in the draft.
Since day one of his freshman year Jacob had his mind set on becoming a Midshipmen and
never let anything stand in the way of reaching his goal. He worked hard, made sacrifices,
overcame obstacles and went above and beyond to make his resume stand out amongst the
thousands and thousands around the country who share his same dream. This is a major
accomplishment (as well as a feather in the cap for DMA) and we couldn’t be more proud
of Jacob and his career that he has had at DMA. On behalf of the Seahawk Nation Jacob
we salute you and wish you all the best. As we always say, we don’t believe in luck. We
believe in putting ourselves in the best position possible to strike when the opportunity
presents itself and that is exactly what you have done! Bravo Zulu!
The majority of the administrative team will be conducting interviews over the next
several weeks. This is a time intensive process (especially with the rise in number of
applications), so if you happen to call or email with a question (or flattering
compliments), please be patient if our response is slightly delayed. We promise to get
back to you as soon as possible.
Update: Now that the membrane (or skin) of the dome is inflated they will begin the
process of solidifying the dome into one piece. Hence, the “Monolithic Dome”. This
process begins by spraying a foam layer over the skin, then building an entire rebar cage
and finally spraying the area with shotcrete. It is very exciting to see DMA’s future
materialize before our eyes knowing that it will improve the overall education, athletics
and experience for our DMA cadets and family. For all of you who have made contributions
please know how thankful we are. If you haven’t done so yet please do your best to assist.
Your contributions are 100% going towards the construction costs and outfitting of the new
From the desk of the Senior NSI: The NJROTC National Academic Exam (NAE) will be given
to 25 of our cadets (5 teams of 5) this week. This exam is given annually to all Navy
JROTC units across the nation. It covers many subjects, not just military. There are
questions on current events, astronomy, health and numerous other areas. The test will
be sent and graded by team and the teams will be placed by highest to lowest score. The
unit (DMA) will receive points toward our yearly Distinguished Unit Rating for every team
that scores in the top 30%. We traditionally do very well. Good luck cadets!
Sports Report: The next SBC meeting is January, 12th 2017 at 6:30pm in the Mess Hall.
Boys Basketball is currently 1-6 but look to get on track when they play at McKean
tomorrow night. Good luck boys!
Girls Basketball’s has stormed to a 5-2 record with five wins in a row. They look to
keep up the momentum when they take on St. Marks today at home. Keep it up
Ice Hockey has also won 5 in a row and they take on Archbishop Ryan at the Flyers
Skate Zone tonight. Their record is currently 6-2-1. Good luck team!
The boys swim team is undefeated at 4-0 and the girls’ team is swimming strong and
has a 3-2 record. They both take on Wilmington Friends tomorrow at Charter. Good
Indoor track continues to compete at a high level. They participated in the N5CTA
Meet at Haverford College yesterday and will compete in the Bears Invitational at
Ursinus College this weekend. Good luck teams!
The wrestling team is coming on strong. They are 2-0 in dual meet competition and
finished 6th out of 20 teams in the very competitive Delcastle Invitational this past
weekend. They have an important DSAC tri-meet this Wednesday at Wilmington
Christian. Good luck!
Look for the Dance Team to perform for the first time this Thursday at halftime of
the varsity basketball game against Conrad. We are looking forward to it!!
That’s a wrap for this week’s report. Also, if you have not yet signed up for my Remind
101 here is the information on how to do so. Simply text the number 81010 and type dmaal in
the body and hit send. Presto! you are now privy to all the exciting updates and info. that can
be made in 140 characters or less. Have a great week and continue to instill Pride and
Ownership in your DMA cadet!