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Inductees swear in the NHS oath

Welcome to the Club!

Amaya Brown, Reporter May 10, 2024

National Honor Society (NHS) held their annual induction ceremony on May 3rd, 2024.  Starting in 1921, National Honor Society has been a nationwide organization. UMA started the program in 2016, for...

Not All Sports Are in School.

Amaya Brown, Reporter May 1, 2024

UMA has an amazing selection of sports. From baseball to volleyball to soccer; UMA has a lot of options. However, there are other sports that our lovely cadets do outside of school.  Lucas Innocenzi...

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...

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...

Capitol is in Session!

Capitol is in Session!

Jace Greenamyer, Reporter February 9, 2024

The Utah Military Academy has historically offered its upperclassmen an opportunity that every highschooler should look into. The Utah Military Academy has taken the initiative to let our cadets intern...

Friends vs Flight

Friends vs Flight

Amaya Brown, Reporter February 7, 2024

Due to our recent pep assembly and promotions ceremony, there has been a debate about whether cadets should sit with their friends or their flights. This argument has been happening between peers for a...

JeNaye Stewart crowned 1st place at State.

The Underdogs Coming Up Top!

Alexus Workman, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2024

Early in the month of January, UMA’s very own Junior High Wrestling team finished 3rd in the district tournament held at Ben Lomond High School. This is the highest junior high district finish in the...

Eligibility Effectivity

Eligibility Effectivity

Alexandra Skibiel, Reporter December 13, 2023

When Mr. Smith arrived at the school last year, he enforced many changes for UMA--including the eligibility list. The eligibility list's purpose is to ensure cadets keep their academics up to the school's...

Its Better To Keep Up Than Catch Up

It’s Better To Keep Up Than Catch Up

Alexandra Skibiel, Reporter December 8, 2023

“I feel like during the second quarter time moves too fast, and I don't have enough time to get everything done in time,” relayed an overwhelmed cadet. Many cadets may feel this way but will probably...

Cadets in Airframe work on a model.

Soar Into Great Success!

Jonathan Kaiser, Reporter November 8, 2023

The Utah Military Academy strives to prepare cadets to be successful in any competitive environment. In order to properly do this, UMA offers a plethora of opportunities relating to many careers. One focus...

A Terrifyingly Fun Stomp!

A Terrifyingly Fun Stomp!

Makayla Murdock, Reporter November 2, 2023

This Halloween season, UMA had its annual Junior High Halloween Stomp. The Stomp was fun and exciting, and everyone had a blast. First and foremost a dance, the Stomp also had carnival games, snacks, and...

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