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Concealed Weapons Class

Will be held at UMA on March 14, 2018 at 1630.  It is $45.00 for your permit (normally $70) there is a $20.00 non-refundable fee, pay the difference when you arrive. The class will be taught by Rep. Curt Oda (ret) who is considered one of the top Concealed Carry experts in Utah and the nation.  He has drafted many of Utah’s laws, which are copied nationwide. To sign up or if you have any questions please call Mrs. Seward at (801) 689-3013 or e-mail her at sseward@utahmilitaryacademy.org. The sign up deadline will be March 12th.

Nordic Valley Ski Day 

Friday, 9 Feb, UMA will host our annual Nordic Valley Ski Day. This will be an all-day activity opportunity for those cadets who passed all classes second term. A bus will leave campus at 830am and return by 3pm.  Cost for cadets is $30 and that includes skis or snowboards, lessons, a day on the slopes, and transportation if needed.  The $30 will be the cost even if cadets don’t need equipment or lessons. Parents who would like to chaperone can get a pass for $20 and rental equipment is available for $20. With appropriate parent approval, cadets may travel to and from the resort with you or on their own. Additionally, your cadet may stay and continue skiing after the event, however, you will be responsible for them and their transportation after the bus leaves. Please make sure those wishes are clear on the permission slip. Cadets should be watching the weather and wear appropriate clothing. They will be excused that morning from wearing the uniform of the day. Cadets will not be leaving the Resort during the event. They should bring a sack lunch or snack if desired or may purchase the lunch package at the resort for $5, and may want to bring additional funds for other snacks. Any cadet or parent wishing to participate should sign up in the office and pick up a permission slip. Payment should also be made in the office or online.    All payments should be made, and paperwork completed and returned by close of business 2 February!

Senior Scholarships

Maj Workman has info on several scholarships. Abercrombie Scholarship, Air Force Association Scholarship, and a new one- the Military Children’s Scholarship, for this one you must be a military dependent and have a minimum of a 3.0.  If you are interested in information and applying for any of these, see Maj Workman ASAP!!!!

LT Curtis' "To Kill a Mockingbird" Play

"The play “To Kill A Mockingbird,” based on the award-winning novel, is now playing at Centerpoint Legacy Theater in Centerville, UT. The shows run M-S at 7:30 pm, with 2:30 Saturday matinees on Jan 13th and 20th. THE ENGLISH DEPARTMENT and LT Curtis’ Classes can earn extra credit for attending and filling out a small paper. (ask your teacher for info). LT Curtis is Heck Tate in the Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday Cast (and both matinees). Tickets can be purchased through the website www.cptutah.org or by calling 801-298-1302. Use the code "ATTICUS" to save $2 per ticket.

Marksmanship Team Drawing

The Marksmanship team is holding two drawings to raise funds for going to regionals.  We have a Winchester .243 rifle with scope and sling and an auto-ordnance 1911 1A .45. Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. For the rifle, must be 18 years old to win. For the pistol, must be 21 to win.  See a team member or the office for tickets

Boys State and Girls State 

The window is now open for motivated cadets to apply for these outstanding programs. Sponsored by the American Legion they are a week at Weber State University where attendees live in the dorms and learn about leadership, teamwork, and government. Cadets can earn 3 college credits in political science for their efforts. Girls State is 4-9 June, Boys State is 11-15 June. For Boys State, applications are done online at www.weber.edu/utahboysstate. The Girls State applications will be here next week. The cost for the event is $400, but please don’t let that keep you from applying, there are scholarships we can obtain.  This is a great experience and resume builder, with lots of opportunities! See Maj Workman for more details.

SAME Camp 

sophomores and juniors: The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) holds summer camps for those interested in engineering. They do sponsor scholarship for the Air Force Academy camp.  Great experience, go to http://www.same.org/STEMCAMPS and see Maj Workman.

SHETECH 2018

High School girls, registration is now open for the 2018 SheTech Explorer Day on 1 March. This free, one day event, explores all high tech opportunities for girls in fields of computers, medical, robotics and science.  There will be speakers and workshops. Registration is first come, first serve, so get online and register NOW! Please let the office know when you complete registration so we can arrange transportation. To sign up go to: www.shetechexplorer.com.

Junior High Drone Team

Utah State University has given us a grant to compete in their ROAVcopter challenge on February 24th. 7th and 8th graders interested in flying the drone must see Mr. Raleigh for more details. The team will meet during TEAM time twice a week. You can learn more about the program at https://roavcopters.usu.edu/

New CAD Engineering Class (Design, Build, and Race an Electric Car) 

High School Cadets interested in Engineering have an amazing opportunity to design, build, and race an electric car this semester! UMA has teamed up with Utah State University’s GEAR UP Greenpower initiative to obtain a grant from the Governor’s Office, and we will receive a kit car in February. Cadets will be using 3D CAD software to design and 3D Print experimental skins for the car. In April, they will take the car down to the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele to race against other participating schools, such as Clearfield, North and South Sanpete, Vernal, Tooele, and a few schools from the Logan area. Check out this link: http://utahstars.usu.edu/greenpower/greenpower-home and see Mr. Devitry right away if you are interested!

US History II Class Project 

US History II Classes, as part of their unit on the  Roaring Twenties and Great Depression, had to plan, write, film and edit short “Silent Films” We invite you to view them at the links below!