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Class of 2021 Earn Diplomas, Awards, and Scholarships

Congratulations to the Class of 2021! Their hard work, determination, and tenacity throughout their time at MMA was certainly noticed by staff and faculty here at MMA, as well as the staff and admissions boards of universities and colleges. The Class of 2021’s graduation ceremony was on Saturday, May 1st and featured the following speakers: Head of School, Kim Elshafie-Layman, Major General Wallace C. Arnold, Commandant, LTC Layman, and Assistant Academic Dean, Sarah Treese.

Senior Cadet Awards:

This year’s Valedictorian is Cadet Magee and the Salutatorian is Cadet Neo. We also recognize many cadets for their commitment and service to MMA and embodiment of our core values and mission.

The Howard J. Benchoff Award honors the memory of the Academy’s beloved headmaster from 1905 to 1955.  It is presented to the senior who best exemplifies the qualities of a lady or a gentleman.  It was awarded to Cadet Roberson.

The Major Carroll R. Beahm, Jr., Award is presented to a senior whose qualities of Courage, Purity, and Industry epitomize the values for which the Academy stands.  It was awarded to Cadet Neo.

The Senior McCauley Award, given in memory of Colonel A. H. McCauley, recognizes a graduating cadet’s outstanding moral character, truthfulness, courage, unselfishness, conscientious and promising academic work, and fondness for and success in sports.  It was awarded to Cadet Frazier.

The Bushnell Cup, in memory of the Rev. Dr. John E. Bushnell and Annie Terrill Bushnell, is presented to a senior for outstanding leadership in the Corps, loyalty to the Academy, and commitment to fellow cadets.  It was awarded to Cadet Meira.

The Bugle Award is awarded to the “best cadet leader” who has shown exemplary commitment to Massanutten Military Academy.   It was awarded to Cadet Munshi.

Cadets earned a total of $1.26 million in scholarships from colleges and universities around the United States. In addition to the countless scholarships received, the Class of 2021 was accepted into the following universities and colleges:

Anne Arundel Community College, Army, Bowling Green State University, Emory & Henry College, Fischer College, George Mason University, Georgia Military College, James Madison University, Lake Superior State University, Marine Corps, Mary Baldwin University, Miami University of Ohio*, Navy, Norwich University*, Penn State, Radford University*, Rowan College of Burlington County, Rowan College of South Jersey, Shepherd University, St. Andrews University, The Citadel*, University of Delaware, University of Mary Washington, University of Maryland Baltimore, University of North Carolina University of North Carolina – Asheville, University of Seattle, University of South Carolina, University of Tampa, University of Tennessee, VA Commonwealth University, Virginia Military Institute*, Virginia Tech*, West Virginia University, Widener University, and York College of Pennsylvania.

At MMA, cadets are provided with a superior academic experience that will not only set them up for success while they are on campus in class, but beyond as they head into their next academic endeavors and career pursuits. For more information on enrolling your student at Massanutten, click here. For the full photo album, please visit our Facebook page.







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