Katy Native Named Mma Student Of The Month

Freshman Frederick Abell III of Katy, Texas, accepts the Marine Military Academy January 2018 Student of the Month certificate from Superintendent Col. R. Glenn Hill.

HARLINGEN, Texas — Freshman Frederick Abell III of Katy, Texas, was named the Marine Military Academy January 2018 Student of the Month for Science.

The cadet who receives this esteemed award is nominated by his teacher for his attitude, performance and work ethic in a core subject. In addition to the recognition he received Feb. 2 in front of the MMA Corps of Cadets, this young man was treated to a special dinner hosted by the MMA superintendent and his wife.

Abell, a first-year cadet, plans to study electrical engineering at the United States Air Force Academy and become a pilot in the Air Force. The 15-year-old is the son of Carolyn and Frederick Abell, Jr.

Marine Military Academy is a college-preparatory boarding school for young men in grades 7-12 with an optional post-graduate year. Since 1965, MMA is the only private school in the world based on the traditions and values of the U.S. Marine Corps. Located in Harlingen, Texas, MMA has been home to thousands of sons from across the world and is quarters to the historic Iwo Jima Monument. To learn more about MMA, visit MMA-TX.org.