What We’re Thankful For

The question: “What are you thankful for?” was posed to cadets and faculty. Their responses are posted below:

“Getting the chance to come to MMA. I would not have been so successful in my high school career, I use to have lower grades and once I got to MMA with the structure I was able to get my grades up to where I have never seen them before.” Jonathan Richardson

“I’m thankful to all those that paid with their time and life to allow me to live in a country where I can make my own choices, a community and workplace with many friends, Doctors that are well trained, and a loving family.”  Joyce Lowry, biology teacher

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 “I am thankful to be at this school and to be receiving a great education, and to live in my platoon with my great leaders.  I am thankful to have my family, and to have my life, it can change and it can be all taken away.  I am thankful that I have the best parents, and the best siblings.  I am thankful for my academics and for my education.  I am thankful for the people in my family that has served, or currently serving in the military.  I thank them for serving.  Have a great thanksgiving, and be thankful for everything.”  Sky Thunderchild

 “I am thankful for family and more importantly my parents, who gave me the opportunity to come to MMA so that I may get the best education possible in order to begin the foundation and planning of my future and my life. I am thankful for a family that always has my back, and always keeps me thriving to do better and better.” Gregory Prinster

“I am thankful for all the teachers being there to help me with my grades.” Clayton Ebert

“I am thankful for my mom and my dad giving up their extra time to work and be able to send me to this fine institution and give me the opportunity to be successful in life.” Derek Ryan

“I am thankful for all my brothers here at MMA that are now my new family.” Andrey Wilke  

 “First, we are thankful for finding this great institution and the devoted and motivated people who use it to influence the lives around them.  Second, we are astounded by the commitment and abilities of health care professionals who have done magic for our family in the last two years.  Happy Thanksgiving!”   The Esteniks

 “I am thankful for my family, a wonderful career, an interest in political philosophy, and my Western Intellectual History class!”  Dr. Giuseffi

 “For all of the opportunities that I’ve been given in this past year. From attending to the Duke of York’s Royal Military School, to having the United States Army offering to pay for all 4 years of my college.”  Adam Schmitz

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“My parents, my coaches, my teammates and all the people who helped and cared about me before.” Haoming Zhang

 “I am thankful my sons are safe and well.”  MAJ Morgan

“I was thankful for my family and for their health. I was also thankful for all my brothers here at MMA, that they traveled safely.” Erik Jensen

 “I give thanks for family, because they make me feel warm.” Dongyang Chen

 “I am thankful for a job that gives me the opportunity to make a difference in a cadet’s education and hopefully inspire them. I am thankful to work for and with individuals that care about their work.” LT Morris

 “I’m thankful of having the opportunity to study at MMA.” Juan Flores

 “My family, my friends, and my life.” Jose Mejia

 “FOOOOOOOOD!!!” Alexandre McDonald (His mom must be an amazing cook!!)

canned food drive missouri military academy “I am thankful for all the people who have helped me in life.” Emilio Elias

“I am thankful that I got accepted to a college.” Ariyandev Sandui

 “I am thankful for my family, five wonderful grandkids and the opportunity to work with some of the finest people I’ve ever known.” LTC Medley

“I am thankful for my friends, my home, my ability to play sports, and most importantly, my family.” Tristan Hendrix

“I am thankful for my health, which allows me the ability to work and enjoy family and friends.” Ms. Maassen

“I am thankful that we have been blessed with the wonderful  126th Corps of Cadets! Have a wonderful holiday season!” President McGeorge