Commandant’s Corner
The Commandant’s corner is a bi-weekly message board presented by Commandant Anthony Pullella.  Stay up-to-date with the current news and noteworthy events happening in the world of DMA. To sign up to receive the Commandant’s Corner via email, please contact Donna Galinskie.  Be sure to include your cadet’s name in the message.
Commandant’s Corner - May 20th, 2019
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Greetings Seahawk Nation! We are nearing the finish line and soon, they will be all yours for a couple months (not that we are excited about that lol…). Our cadets took part in the Newark Day Parade yesterday and did an amazing job!  Temperatures were in the low 90’s and when you aren’t acclimated to that weather, it can feel a whole lot hotter, but they did great!  Once again, we had the largest presence and honored those who gave all.  BRAVO ZULU! Here is what we have going on at DMA: DMA has undergone a rebranding. With the completion of the Dome and the new stadium coming, we felt this was the perfect time to give our logos a makeover and to make the DMA Brand more consistent and uniform when it comes to our colors and images. In the past, we have had many variations of colors and logos and we wanted to clean that up.  We are also revamping the DMA PT gear, giving it a fresh new look enabling us to make Friday PT much more uniform.  Additionally, we have given our DMA Lettermen jacket a new look (as you can see above.  See or for more information).  As the school enters our 17th year, it is important to make sure, that the DMA Brand remains identifiable and consistent to all. There is a DMA Board meeting this evening, 6:00pm in Talley Hall. We know the school year is winding down, but we have had an influx of early dismissals (some legit, some not).  If your cadet does not have a reason to be out of school, we would appreciate you not giving them the free pass. We have a couple of assemblies this week. This afternoon, we have a mental health assembly and tomorrow a safe driving presentation.  Ask your cadet about them both. Sometimes we get “it was fine” and other times we get some critical data. Sports Report: o Our next Sports Boosters meeting will be held June 13th at 6:30pm in the Dome. Anyone interested in helping out the Boosters is encouraged and welcome to attend.  The last DMA College Athlete Signing Day was today May 20th.  Congratulations to these cadet/athletes who are going on to participate in collegiate athletics: Jackie Shields- Western New England University- Volleyball. Mackenzie Rogers- Hood College- Field Hockey. Jonathan Hines- West Chester University- Baseball. Jacob Hudson- Millersville University-Football. Vincent Scarpone- Hood College-Lacrosse. Austin Severance-Goldey Beacom College-Track/XC. Brooke Conaty- Goldey Beacom College-Softball. Ashley Conaty- Goldey Beacom College-Softball. o The Annual DMA Golf Outing is June 21st at Odessa National. Registration and sponsorship opportunities can be found at  Foursomes and sponsorships are STILL available. If you have any questions or are interested in sponsoring the event please contact Mr. Ryan. o All spring sport teams will be selling Golf Ball Drop tickets. The winner could win up to $1,000 at the annual golf outing. Please see any coach or athlete to purchase tickets. o Spring sports action is on fire right now! The baseball team finished the regular season 13-5 after a dominating win over Dover by the score of 7-0. The team has qualified for the DIAA State Tournament and will know their seeding tonight or tomorrow morning. Please check  for the most recent tourney updates. Good luck men!  o The golf team finished the regular season 10-7 with five wins in a row. They participate in the DSAC Championships tomorrow morning at Chesapeake Bay GC (Rising Sun course). Good luck team! o The Boys Lax team is on an eight game win streak and finished the regular season 11-4 and is one of the hottest teams in the state. They earned the #8 seed and will take on the #9 seed Dover on Wednesday at 5:00pm at Wilmington Friends’ Mellor Field. Good luck! o The girls soccer team finished the regular season 8-7 after playing the toughest schedule in the state. They earned the #8 seed and soundly defeated #9 St. Marks in the first round of the tournament. The still reigning champs next take on #1 Caravel on Wednesday night at 8:00pm at Smyrna. Good luck girls and never underestimate the heart of a champion! o The softball team earned the #3 seed in the state tournament and opened it up by dominating Sussex Central 10-0 in the first round. They next defeated #11 Indian River 1-0 to earn a berth in the semi-finals. They travel to #2 Smyrna on Wednesday at 4:30 to fight for a spot in the state championship game. Good luck ladies. Go get that Chip! o Congratulations to our Boys and Girls Outdoor Track Team and everyone who competed. They have concluded their season by participating in the Outdoor State Track Championships this past weekend.  We placed 5th in the Girls Long Jump and 10th in both the 200 and 3200. The team looks forward to having an even better 2020 season.  If you like to compete, want to be pushed, have fun and want to be on a family oriented team, then please consider DMA track and field next year. Warm Regards, Anthony Pullella Commandant
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