Cadet Sydlewski Competes at State Music Festival

On April 30, 2022, Cadet Lucas Sydlewski competed at the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) state music festival. The 11th grade cadet from Houlton, Wisconsin, qualified for the honor on March 19, earning a gold (exemplary) rating at MSHSAA district competition. 
 
At the state contest, Sydlewski sang two songs, chosen from a prescribed MSHSAA list: Sing Me a Song of a Lad That is Gone and My Heart is in the Highlands. For his state performance, he received a silver (outstanding) rating.
 
MMA choir director Iris Shoemaker and fellow Cadet Justin Daigle accompanied Sydlewski to the contest. Daigle also performed well at district competition, earning a silver ranking and falling just short of qualifying for the state competition.
 
Missouri Military Academy cadets

 Above, Cadets Sydlewski (left) and Daigle (right) on the University of Missouri-Columbia's campus on the day of the state choir competition.

Missouri Military Academy cadet and choir instructor

 Above, Cadet Sydlewski (left) and MMA choir instructor Iris Shoemaker.

Cadet News