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Commandant’s Corner - February 13th, 2017
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Greetings Seahawk Nation! Well, we could wait until later in the report to boast about the staff’s prodigious (SAT word of the day) victory over the cadets in Friday’s pep rally basketball game, but where’s the fun in that?!?    DMA’s Staff once again took care of business, and as the final horn sounded, it was the Staff who raised the coveted trophy (much to the chagrin of the Regiment). Of course, after the game, when the pain set in and the joints seized up, it was a different story (and probably not worth it), but nonetheless we remain undefeated in any and all contests versus the cadets.  They can try again in the spring! Okay, enough gloating. It was a great time and we hope the cadets enjoyed the afternoon as much as we did! Also, a big shout out to Mrs. Watkins (the artist formerly known as Ms. Carson) and the DMA Dance Team for choreographing an amazing anti-bullying dance performance which contained a very powerful and meaningful message. Check it out HERE! Here is your “Need to Know” brief: DMA was informed on Friday that five more of our cadets were awarded Army ROTC scholarships! Congratulations to the following cadets on their absolutely exceptional DMA careers, work ethic and competitive nature, all of which enabled them to earn such prestigious scholarship opportunities.  They are: Regimental Commander Captain Zen Taylor, Executive Officer Commander Tajaii Furrowh, Lieutenant Commander Marcus Brooks, Lieutenant Commander Jacob Hudson and Chief Petty Officer Padraig Hahn. Many of these cadets are still waiting on or have received Academy nominations as well. The Seahawk Nation is extremely proud to call all of you our own. As we receive word on others we will certainly make it known.  BRAVO ZULU! Congratulations to sophomore cadet Petty Officer 2nd Class Justin Malone who has been accepted to the National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine and Health Care from June 25th to July 3rd at American University. Keep up the great work Justin! Spring Sports Meet the Coaches Night is tonight at 6:30pm in the Mess Hall. There is a PTA meeting Thursday evening at 6:30pm in the DMA mess hall. There is a neon dance at DMA this Friday evening beginning at 7:00pm and ending promptly at 10:00pm.  If anyone sells industrial-strength ear plugs, I’m interested. Our Community Service day was held last Monday, and continues to bring positive attention to our cadets.  We have received many emails from community members who our cadets assisted commenting on the wonderful job and attitude they had while giving back.  It is awesome to hear and should make all of us feel proud of the young men and women we are so lucky to be around on a daily basis. Weekly Sports Update : Please make sure that you reference www.seahawkssports.com on a regular basis for new information and up to date scheduling. o Spring Sports start March 1st.  All athletes need the following by March 1st before they can participate: Updated DIAA Physical, Sports Fees must be paid. o DMA is in need of a Head Boys Volleyball Coach. Interested candidates should contact Mr. Ryan ASAP at michael.ryan@dma.k12.de.us Friendly reminder: tomorrow is Valentine’s Day.  Don’t forget that special someone, or plan on being reminded for the next 365 that you forgot that special someone… just throwin’ it out there.  Have a great rest of the week and we truly hope you are enjoying DMA as much as we enjoy your cadet(s) each and every day.  They are genuinely a pleasure to be around! Warm Regards, Anthony Pullella Commandant
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