Cadet Chris Bergman: Aspiring To Greatness While Inspiring Others

When Cadet Chris Bergman and his parents traveled from their home in Chicago, Illinois to Salina, Kansas to visit the St. John’s campus, there was only one member of the family that needed to be convinced that enrollment in St. John’s was the best decision for Chris: his mom, Tasha. “When I came to St. John’s for the first time, … Read More

St. John’s Receives Grant Funding from Salina Regional Health Foundation for Enhanced Campus Security System

The safety and security of the cadets at St. John’s Military School is, and always has been, the school’s utmost priority. Thanks to the generosity of grant funding from the Salina Regional Health Foundation, St. John’s is enhancing its security systems to enable additional administrative visibility and safety assurance through use of the latest technological innovations in security monitoring. “The … Read More

A Unique Experience: Cadet Guillermo Castillo

Guillermo Castillo and María Gabriela “Gaby” Asensio had two goals for their 12-year-old son when they enrolled him in a semester at St. John’s: To provide him with an international educational experience, and to re-engage him in his academics. Now back home in Guatemala, Guillermo “Mito” Castillo, one semester, is not enough. What was intended to be a brief international … Read More

SJMS Announces New VP: Mrs. Ginger Wooten

Over the past 131 years, the mission of St. John’s Military School has been to provide each cadet with the opportunity to grow spiritually, morally, intellectually, and physically in a safe and structured environment. Over the years, the school has earned the highest reputation for academic success, with 90 percent or more of its graduates being accepted into institutions of … Read More

A Willingness to Serve & A Desire for Success: Battalion Commander Phillip Tabor

The role of Battalion Commander at St. John’s Military School is a critical component for success of the Corps of Cadets. According to Col. William Clark, President of St. John’s Military School, the role of Battalion Commander requires an understanding of how to collaborate with others, an ability to understand and shape the culture of an organization, and above all, … Read More

Cadet Command Sergeant Major for the 131st Corps of Cadets

Many of us set out to reach individual goals. Many of us set out to achieve lofty goals. Too often, however, we lack the determination and resiliency to grasp the brass ring, setting our sights instead on more easily sought concessions. Such concessions are not acceptable to Cadet Chase Fitzek. “I wanted to earn the role of Command Sergeant Major … Read More

Company First Sergeant Cadet Tsui Inspiring Others to Succeed

Cadet Tsui Sun Kit did not immediately tell his parents when the leadership at St. John’s Military School selected him to serve as the Company First Sergeant for Headquarters Company for the 131st Corps of Cadets. “I’m leaving soon to go back home for the summer,” said Tsui. “I haven’t been home since last Fall. I want to surprise them … Read More

Major George Stelljes reflects on over 20 years at SJMS

Maj. George Stelljes has dedicated 21 years to the mission of St. John’s Military School and its cadets. For the past nine and a half years, he has served as commandant of cadets. As Stelljes approaches retirement from the institution at the end of the academic year, he reflects on over two decades of service and friendships that will never … Read More