Congratulations to the Class of 2022! 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 2022’s graduation ceremony was on Saturday, May 7th and featured the following speakers: Head of School, Kim Elshafie-Layman, Commandant, LTC Layman, Brig. Gen. Terry Djuric and Assistant Academic Dean, Sarah Treese.
This year’s Valedictorian is Cadet Bobo and the Salutatorian is Cadet Lang. 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 Hester.
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 Niazy.
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 Bobo.
The Junior McCauley Award is given to a junior who has displayed high moral character, truthfulness, courage, unselfishness, conscientious and promising academic work and a fondness for and success in sports. It was awarded to Cadet Laughlin.
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 Bah.
The Bugle Award is awarded to the “best cadet leader” who has shown exemplary commitment to Massanutten Military Academy. It was awarded to Cadet Stevens.
Cadets earned a total of $2.7 million in scholarships from colleges and universities around the United States. In addition to the countless scholarships received, the Class of 2022 was accepted into the following universities and colleges:
American University, Arizona State, Austin Peay St. University, Bridgewater College*, California State, Catawba College, Charleston Southern, Christian Brothers University, Creighton University, Dominican University, Fisher University, Florida Southern College, George Mason University, Hood College, Howard Community College, Iowa State, James Madison University, Longwood University*, Lord Fairfax Community College, Loyola University, Lynn University, Marquette University, Mary Baldwin University*, Morgan State, Morrisville State College, Norfolk State, Northern Michigan University, Northern VA Community Colleg,e Norwich University*, Notre Dame of MD University, Ohio State, Ohio University, Old Dominion University, Penn State, Radford University, Randolph College*, Seattle Pacific University, Shenandoah University, Slippery Rock University, St. Catherine University, St. John’s University, St. Martin’s University, Sweet Briar College, Thomas Nelson Community College, United States Military– Army*, University of Arizona, University of Dayton, University of Memphis, University of Michigan, Dearborn, University of Pittsburgh, University of Salisbury, University of Tampa, University of Toledo, US Air Force Academy, US Naval Academy Prep School, Virginia Commonwealth University*, Virginia Tech*, West VA University, Western Michigan, Widener University, and Xavier University.
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.