Massanutten Military Academy - Review #4
About the Author:
|Years Attended Boarding School:||1978-1980|
|Sports and Activities:||I participated in Gearing Rifles, Cheer-leading, Drill, and Talent Shows.|
|College Enrolled:||Western Nebraska College|
|Home Town, State:||Mitchell, NE|
1.) What do you think makes your school unique relative to other boarding schools?
I really liked that the MMA campus was in downtown Woodstock and not rurally located. Cadets are recognized by citizens because of uniforms. We learned the importance of giving back to the communities in which we live by the philosophy of "Not For Ourselves Alone" The classes are small and all the teachers knew us by name and also had the opportunity to know our personalities and interests.
2.) What was the best thing that happened to you in boarding school?
I gained a sense of independence that set me up for success when I moved out into the world and college. Being at MMA helped me learn conflict resolution and how to get along well with others in work environments and social endeavors.
3.) What might you have done differently during your boarding school experience?
I would not have done anything differently. I encourage everyone to enjoy the experience, get as much out of it as possible and work towards your future success.
4.) What did you like most about your school?
I loved the friendships formed and the sense of family while experiencing independence. I love the bonds created at MMA that have lasted a lifetime. The shared experience helps to create those lifelong bonds that aren't experienced anywhere else. Throughout my journey at MMA, I also learned valuable life lessons that have served me well throughout my life and have helped me navigate life's journey successfully.
5.) Do you have any final words of wisdom for visiting or incoming students to your school?
Trust and lean on your peers and leaders to provide guidance.
1.) Describe the academics at your school - what did you like most about it?
The academic program at MMA was built on small class sizes, individual teaching/learning, and sometimes customized curriculum and pace. Teachers often made themselves available for additional instruction after class and on Saturday.
1.) Describe the school's town and surrounding area.
Woodstock is a terrific community to be a part of and because of the Academy?s location, it?s easy for students to navigate. The town has all the necessary conveniences that students need to enhance their campus life. Amenities include: restaurants, movie theatre, convenience stores, grocery, etc....
2.) Describe the social life at your school - what did you like most about it?
I loved living in a group/family environment. You always have friends around, people to talk to, things to share and someone to do things with.
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