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Our 2017 Cadet Awards and Honors

Cadet Awards and Honors

It’s that time of year; a time for reflection and excitement as our cadets prepare to leave Massanutten Military Academy and embark on their next adventure. Throughout their time at MMA, cadets have established a team-oriented mindset through athletics, learned the value of giving to others through community involvement, and prepared themselves for college through hard work and dedication to academics and leadership. While it’s time to take the next step, we must first take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of the 2016 – 2017 Corps of cadets.

Graduation Day Awards

Howard J. Benchoff Award 2017
Zijing Liu

Major Carroll R. Beahm Award 2017
Gavin Gorecki

Valedictorian 2017
Liam Wall

Salutatorian 2017
Jack Chen

Bugle Award 2017
Jack Chen

Commandant Awards

Best New Cadet
Senior – Mia Baird
Junior – Nate David
Sophomore – Desol Kim
Freshman – Logan Nunes
Eighth Grade – Abigail Asrat
Seventh Grade – Cherilyn George
Sixth Grade – Connor Hardy-Moody

Best Drilled Cadet
A – Riga Sargent
B – Zachary Taylor-Compton

Best Drilled Sword
Jessica Hirsch

Overall Best Drilled
Elijah Sampson

Commandant’s Trophy (Best Company Commander)
Jack Chen

Outstanding Officer of the Year
Gavin Gorecki

Cadet of the Year
Tingija Tao

Most Athletic Company
Alpha

Best Drilled Company
Alpha

Commandant’s Trophy (Honor Company)
Alpha

National Awards

Superior Cadet
Riga Sargent
Shaun Huang

DA Award
Tingjia Tao
Jack Chen

SAR Awards
Elijah Sampson

MOWW
Cameron Johnson

General MacArthur Leadership Award
Jessica Hirsch

DAR
Ashley Johnson

AMCSUS President’s Medal
Tingjia Tao

American Legion – Scholastic Excellence
Kayla Foley

American Legion – Military Excellence
Nathan David

American Legion – Citizenship
Gavin Gorecki
Zachary Taylor-Compton
Jessica Vieirdias

Sojourners
Jeremy Polakoff

Scottish Rites
Arianna Scott

AUSA
Kevin Zhao

MOAA
Gavin Gorecki

VA ROA
Milena Munoz

MOPH
Jack Chen

VFW
Kan Zhang

AMVETS
Trevor Gray

Daedalians
Kevin Zhang

NCOA
Joshua Kovach

TREA
Jordan Fox

Celebrate Freedom Foundation
Matthew Johnson

Congratulations to all of the graduating cadets. The Massanutten Military School faculty and staff could not be more proud of your accomplishments as a whole and we look forward to seeing what the future has in store for each of you. If your child would like to become a member of the MMA family visit www.militaryschool.com. Go Colonels!

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