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Alumni Stories

Once an Eagle, always an Eagle. Our alumni may span the globe, but SMA graduates share a lifelong bond and commitment to our traditions.

Shannon, student at Palm Beach Atlantic University and SMA Alumnus

Sarasota Military Academy was one of the best choices I ever made. As a college student, I realize the importance of the SMA JROTC leadership training. Every day I draw upon the tools that were imparted to me. My high school teachers and coaches are like family and are still a part of my life. Thank you, SMA!

Trey, West Point Cadet and SMA Alumnus

SMA changed my life and prepared me for the challenges of life after high school. The JROTC program provided me with invaluable leadership experience that has applications in many areas of life beyond high school. Being on the SMA Raider team was by far the most meaningful experience I’ve ever done. Not only was I pushed to excel physically and mentally, but I went through it all with a group of brothers I will love for a long time.

Whitney, student at the University of Pennsylvania and SMA Alumnus

SMA afforded me the opportunity to find my voice and develop into an influential leader on campus and in the community.


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