MMA celebrates Founders’ Day, Nov. 22

Posted 12/1/21

In 1889, community leaders in Mexico, Missouri, had a vision. They wanted a local academy to offer classical education for boys, set a standard of academic excellence and provide learning with …

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MMA celebrates Founders’ Day, Nov. 22

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In 1889, community leaders in Mexico, Missouri, had a vision. They wanted a local academy to offer classical education for boys, set a standard of academic excellence and provide learning with emphasis on discipline.

Through their efforts, Missouri Military Academy came to be — founded on Nov. 22, 1889. More than 130 years later, much has changed for the Academy born from that initiative, but the need for leaders of character in our ever-changing world remains the same. Today, MMA fulfills its mission and cadets continue to thrive through the support of donors.

On Nov. 22, 2021, the 133rd MMA Corps of Cadets celebrated Founders’ Day on campus. As of that date, MMA alumni, family, faculty, staff and friends have raised more than $26,000 for the Academy in honor of Founders’ Day. Additional gifts and pledges are being tallied as the Academy works toward its goal of $75,000.

If interested members of the community would like to help support MMA positively impact the future of current and future cadets, please visit bit.ly/3G9pt3k or call 573-581-1776, ext. 230.



In 1889, community leaders in Mexico, Missouri, had a vision. They wanted a local academy to offer classical education for boys, set a standard of academic excellence and provide learning with emphasis on discipline.

Through their efforts, Missouri Military Academy came to be — founded on Nov. 22, 1889. More than 130 years later, much has changed for the Academy born from that initiative, but the need for leaders of character in our ever-changing world remains the same. Today, MMA fulfills its mission and cadets continue to thrive through the support of donors.

On Nov. 22, 2021, the 133rd MMA Corps of Cadets celebrated Founders’ Day on campus. As of that date, MMA alumni, family, faculty, staff and friends have raised more than $26,000 for the Academy in honor of Founders’ Day. Additional gifts and pledges are being tallied as the Academy works toward its goal of $75,000.

If interested members of the community would like to help support MMA positively impact the future of current and future cadets, please visit bit.ly/3G9pt3k or call 573-581-1776, ext. 230.

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