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A Look into the Life of Major Workman

A Look into the Life of Major Workman

Alexus Workman, Editor-in-Chief May 10, 2024

Major Workman is a face that everyone at Utah Military Academy knows. He was one of the original founders of UMA, and has stayed loyal to the school and cadets throughout its existence. That’s not...

UMA Learns Moore About Governemnt

UMA Learns Moore About Governemnt

Jonathan Kaiser May 3, 2024

Utah Military Academy was host to U.S. Representative Blake Moore on Friday, April 26th. Moore spoke to the cadets about their futures and some important issues facing the country that they need to be...

Cadets discuss a topic during Mr. Dockters College English 1010 class.

Advanced Placement and Concurrent Enrollment

Jace Greenamyer, Journalist April 24, 2024

The Utah Military Academy is known as a college preparatory school. This means that the Utah Military Academy ensures to add a college level curriculum to get cadets ready for future endeavors in the college...

The Battle of Wits and Persuasion

The Battle of Wits and Persuasion

Alexus Workman, Editor-in-Chief March 20, 2024

Recently, the team had their Regional competition on February 17, 2024, and their State competition on March 15-16. They placed 2nd in Region, and also did their best during State. With the help of their...

Falling in Icarus

Falling in Icarus

Amaya Brown, Reporter March 17, 2024

February 1st, 2024; Kaycie Payne was accepted into the Biennial Black and White Competition Exhibit hosted at the Eccles Art Center. The showing was on Friday, February 2nd, 2024.  This art show is...

Cadet Anderson bends sheet metal for a project.

The Work Behind the Airplane

Trey Woodson, Reporter March 9, 2024

The UMA Airframe class that takes place at the Hill Aerospace Museum, and is a wonderful experience that allows cadets to work hands-on with pneumatic (air) tools and sheet metal. Taught by Mr. David Hardy,...

Lt. Col. Scott Carlisi poses for a picture outside his room.

Code Blue!

Jace Greenamyer, Reporter March 6, 2024

The Utah Military Academy has had Law Enforcement into its curriculum for many years now, and yet people still haven’t heard of this class. This class was created for those interested in the field of...

The Carter Arts

The Carter Arts

Amaya Brown, Reporter March 6, 2024

“Fear is inevitable, and it’s always going to be scary. But, the gratification and watching yourself create and succeed outweighs the fear,” stated Mrs. Carter. Mrs. McKayla Carter, the Bravo flight...

Cadet Nazaretta Lavalouis-Talia does herself and her school proud with a second place finish at the Utah High School State Wrestling Championships.

Second at State!

March 2, 2024

Senior Cadet Nazaretta Lavalouis-Talia earned a state runner-up finish at the UHSAA State Wrestling Championships in Division 2A on the weekend of February 9th, 2024 at the Sevier Valley Center in Richfield,...

Captain Alison Carlisi helps a cadet during 8th Grade Science.

Scientific Exploration and Inquiry Abound!

February 26, 2024

The Utah Military Academy Science Fair was held on Wednesday, February 7th and highlighted some of UMA’s best and brightest young scientific minds. Coordinated by Captain Alison Carlisi, the fair included...

The Greenamyer Affect - Podcast

The Greenamyer Affect – Podcast

Jace Greenamyer, Staff Reporter February 23, 2024

The Greenamyer Affect is a podcast on various topics regarding the Utah Military Academy - Hill Field Campus, written and produced by senior Cadet Lt. Col. Jace Greenamyer. The Greenamyer Affect - Episode...

XOXO Gossip Girl

XOXO Gossip Girl

Alexandra Skibiel, Reporter February 15, 2024

“You know you love me , Xoxo, GossipGirl” is a famous quote from the 2007 show Gossip Girl. Gossip Girl revolves around gossip, rumors, and scandals of wealthy teens in NYC, but instead of their drama...

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