Sarasota Graduates Accepted to Prestigious Military Academy

Bradenton, Fla. – Four graduating students from Sarasota Military Academy have been accepted into the United States Military Academy, also known as West Point.

This year, 212 students graduated from Sarasota Military Academy, located in Sarasota Florida, and graduates Anastasia Osborne, Lauren McMahan and Alex Murphy were accepted into West Point Military Academy, along with classmate Davis Ullrich who graduated a year early, in 2017. In addition, 27 graduates announced their intent to enlist in various branches of the Armed Forces.

“This is an incredible honor and we couldn’t be prouder of our cadets as they prepare to embark on a great adventure,” said SMA Colonel Christina Bowman, Sarasota Military Academy Executive Director of Schools. “While we are aware that SMA produces leaders, and the talent and poise of our cadets is unmatched, we are always pleased to share such great news and wish them well as they continue to make us proud.”

Sarasota Military Academy (SMA), a public charter school and college preparatory academy, which includes a high school and a middle school (Sarasota Military Academy Prep). In 2017, the high school class had a 96.7% graduation rate, which is the second highest rate in the district. The class of 2018 also marks the second graduating class under the “IB World School” distinction, a process that graduates students as IB Diploma Candidates.

To learn more about Sarasota Military Academy, visit

About Sarasota Military Academy

Founded in 2002, Sarasota Military Academy (SMA) is a public charter school with two campuses located in Sarasota, Florida. Combining extraordinary academics with the highest military principles of camaraderie, focus, leadership, integrity, compassion, poise, honor and respect, SMA’s mission is to graduate young men and women who will confidently define their personal and unique goals for success in a multi-cultural and globalized world. Sarasota Military Academy High School is located at 801 N. Orange Avenue and Sarasota Military Academy Prep Middle School, is located at 3101 Bethel Lane. To learn more about SMA, visit



PHOTO ID: Anastasia Osborne, SMA graduate accepted into United States Military Academy

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