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Enjoy Winter Break

**The Drill Meet scheduled for 2/26 at North Brunswick High School has been canceled due to the rise in COVID cases in the state. This drill meet generally hosts between 25-30 different schools.

Academic Updates from the Dean

The Winter MAP testing window has been extended until February 18th. The ACT testing will take place on 3/29/22. The SAT testing will take place on 4/13/22. The ASVAB testing is scheduled for 3/9/22.

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Email Angie Williams for Sponsorship Opportunities

We are collecting raffle and silent auction items for use at the March 18th tournament and Donor’s Social. All proceeds from these donations will go toward the Military Ball. You can help by contributing items such gift cards, basket items, certificates for services and outing options such as dinner. All help, including volunteers, would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Angie Williams through the link above or call at 336-643-4131 ext. 400.

Recondo Final Training

RECONDO UPDATE: The final weekend for Recondo was 11, 12, and 13 FEB22. Training was held on Friday from 1600-2000. Saturday and Sunday training was held from 0900-1800.

Bataan Memorial Death March 2022

Due to COVID-19 this year’s event will be held virtually on and around the campus of ORMA. The date is Sunday, 20MAR22.

Normally, The Bataan Memorial Death March is conducted at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Customarily, there are military and prior military members from all over the world participating in this event. This is a 26.2 mile race (marathon) over strenuous terrain through the high desert of New Mexico. ORMA has previously participated in this ruck march twice. This once in a lifetime opportunity.


THIS IS A WEEKEND EVENT: Training will be held on Friday afternoons and Sunday mornings. Friday afternoon training will follow the “check-out” and will be from 1600-1800. Sunday training will be from 0900-1230. A cadet can only have two “approved” absences from training. SGM McKaughan and SFC Hengeveld are the approving authorities.

Training will begin Friday, 25FEB22 at 1600 and Sunday 27FEB22 training will be from 0900-1230.

The March will be held on Sunday 20MAR22. The starting time will be announced at a later date.

Cadets must show proof that they registered with the Bataan Death March before they begin training.

Athletic Updates

Spring Season:

Try-outs start today for the Following Teams/Clubs:




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Boys Varsity Basketball

Finished with an overall record of 16 wins and 6 losses

Finished the season on a 5-game winning streak

Leading Scorer was David McCoy

Leading Rebounder was David McCoy

Leading 3 Pt shooter was Caleb Woodall

The Boys had a terrific season under the tutelage of Head Coach Gary Holbrook (5th season). Having 1 returning Cadet it was hard to find continuity early. As the season progressed and the team became more comfortable in the system the victories began to pile up. The team's defense was the glue that held everything together until the offense began to catch up. The team was very cohesive and while battling injuries and illnesses managed to use the next man up mantra and several Cadets stepped up. With so many Cadets eligible to return the future appears to be very bright.

Girls Varsity Basketball

Finished with an overall record of 10 wins and 3 losses

Finished the season on a 3-game winning streak

Leading Scorer was Hannah Parker

Leading Rebounder was Lexi Ballard

The Girls, with only 1 returning player, managed to squeeze out 10 wins in their 13 contests. Coach Jason Harkey did a great job of spreading the ball around early to get the team going. After starting off with 7 straight wins to begin the season the Girls lost 3 in a row before recovering and finishing the season on a 3-game winning streak. The team was very young and with most of the team eligible to return they should be even better next season.

Boys JV Basketball

Finished with an overall record of 17 wins and 3 losses

Leading Scorer was Anders Mitchell

Leading Rebounder was Austin Mitchell

Won the Holiday Classic Tournament over Greensboro Academy

Lost the Championship Game of the Oak Level Tournament to Union Grove by 1 at the buzzer

The JV Boys had a fantastic season led by Coach Bobby Allison. The team returned 3 starters from last year's team and the experience showed. The Boys played fast and it is the hope that they will be ready to move up and contribute next year with the Varsity team.

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COVID Policy

Our goal at the academy is to always keep our cadets both safe and healthy. The mixed messages that we are receiving in reference to the COVID virus and its mutations are often very confusing and restricting.

Our current COVID testing protocol is to have the student or staff member tested if they are exhibiting symptoms. If this test proves to be positive that individual is then isolated for 5 days only after which (with no exhibited symptoms) they will be returned to their normal school function with a mask covering advised. Mask covering are the decisions of the student’s parents, not the Academy.

In summary , positive COVID test, 5 days isolation, no symptoms, then return to normal Academy functions.

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