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"Four reasons: 1) Helps with your leadership in life. 2) Unique experience of discipline and honesty. 3) Helps in deciding the future career and goals in life. 4) To experiment and specialize in military career."

Jose Antonio Menendez, Class of 1982

Welcome LTC and Mrs. Norrell

Lieutenant Colonel Jared H. Norrell, U. S. Army Retired, joins the senior staff at Lyman Ward Military Academy, Camp Hill, Alabama, as Commandant of Cadets effective 1 August 2014. A native Texan Colonel Norrell joined the U.S. Army as a private and retired in 2012 as an infantry Lieutenant Colonel having served in every leadership position from rifle team leader to battalion commander in twenty years honorable...

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Posted by Roy Berwick on 2014-07-23 12:39:04
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LWMA Senior Turner Owen Awarded ROTC Scholarship at Auburn University

Turner Owen, a fifth-year senior from Huntsville, AL, has been awarded a three-year United States Army ROTC scholarship to Auburn University for the 2014 - 2015 academic year.

Owen plans to major in business at the university. Auburn University’s Army ROTC detachment is consistently rated in the top five in the nation.

Owen carries a 4.0 grade point average (GPA), and is taking two...

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Posted by Jeff Damron on 2014-04-07 07:56:17
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Lyman Ward Cadets Win Veterans Day Parade Trophy

Two representatives from the National Veterans Day Parade committee in Birmingham, AL, presented the 2013 first place marching trophy to LWMA President Dr. Roy W. Berwick at a luncheon ceremony in the Dining Hall on March 19.

Lyman Ward cadets won first place for marching in the nation's oldest and largest Veterans Day Parade, held last November in Downtown Birmingham, Alabama’s largest city. The...

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Posted by Jeff Damron on 2014-03-25 09:24:56
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LWMA Senior Cadets Experience Day at Marion Military Institute

Six Lyman Ward seniors participated in the annual Knight-Fox Challenge Day, hosted by the cadets of Marion Military Institute (MMI) in Marion, AL, on February 21. (See photos in the Photo Gallery).

Cadets Jackson Abbett, Joseph Bellush, A. J. Bue, Robert Bush, Walker Gregory, and Matthew Naquin joined 67 other high school students and their families from throughout the United States to experience a day...

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Posted by Jeff Damron on 2014-03-25 09:24:23
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Sixth Grade Cadets Assist in Auburn University Canine Program

Mrs. Sherry Arwood's sixth grade class has been invited to partner with the Auburn University Canine Detection Development Program this Spring.

Lyman Ward was selected to participate over several other area schools who applied.

Mrs. Arwood said that the puppies, when trained, are used for a variety of purposes. You can check out the program at...

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Posted by Jeff Damron on 2014-03-25 09:23:30
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LWMA Senior Eric Imel Accepts Track Scholarship

Cadet Eric J. Imel, a senior from Ottawa, IL, has signed an athletic scholarship to run for the men's track and field team at McKendree University, an NCAA Division II institution located in Lebanon, IL.

Imel accepted the scholarship on March 10. He will enroll at McKendree in the Fall.
The 6-foot, 165-pound Imel won first place in the high jump competition on March 11 at...

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Posted by Jeff Damron on 2014-03-25 09:21:42
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Cadet Nicholas Smith Places in Beta Club Poetry Contest

Freshman Cadet Nicholas B. Smith placed in the top 15 entries statewide in a poetry contest sponsored by the Alabama Junior Beta Club.

Smith read his poem at the Alabama state Beta Club Convention in Birmingham on March 10.

Beta Club Sponsor Mrs. Tamar Reed said that Smith is the first LWMA cadet to ever place in this category.

Smith is the son of Mr. Andrew Smith of Tuscaloosa,...

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Posted by Jeff Damron on 2014-03-25 09:20:00
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Interview with our new Head of School

Key Dates

  • LWMA Conducts Rolling Admissions - 00, 2014
  • Alumni Muster - July 26, 2014
  • Football Camp (all players) - August 02, 2014
  • Cadet Leadership Training - August 16, 2014
  • Football Family Day - August 22, 2014
  • New Cadets Report - August 23, 2014
  • Returning Cadets Report - August 24, 2014
  • First Day of Class - August 26, 2014

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You have found a special place where young men are challenged and prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Since 1898, Lyman Ward has educated young people from Alabama, 49 other states, and many other nations. Our alumni serve throughout the world.

A small school, on purpose, Lyman Ward offers a fully accredited college preparatory education in a structured environment of challenge and support. Average class sizes of 10 cadets foster a great deal of faculty-student interaction. Faculty and staff serve as mentors and advisers to cadets, and strive to bring out the best in each individual.

What makes us different? We are a school that changes lives. Lyman Ward\'s experienced faculty and staff are dedicated to helping cadets prepare for college and life by identifying and strengthening their knowledge, skills, and talents. Here, cadets discover what is important in life, and what they have to offer the world.

We invite you to visit our campus and welcome the opportunity to meet you and your family in person. For us, working with young men is a sacred trust, a high calling. At its best, Lyman Ward is a place of transformation, an experience that will challenge and prepare a young man for the rest of his life.

Colonel Bill Jenrette, President LWMA Board of Trustees

Graduation 2014

Chapel Progress 11

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Athletic Banquet 2014

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Board of Trustees Parade 2014

Motion May 2014

Mothers Day Parade 2014

Academic Awards 2014

Spring Football 2014

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