Congratulations to Missouri Military Academy cadets who have received the following fine art awards for their performance during the 2020-21 year. Scroll below for a full list of honorees, including award descriptions. View award photos here.
Philip Russell Outstanding First Year Contribution to Chorus: Jancarlo Barajas
The award is given to a cadet who has demonstrated a high standard over the academic year in Chorus. The award honors Philip Russell ’68 who was a member of the MMA chorus as a cadet, as well as a member of the football, wrestling, baseball, tennis and Fuslieers teams.
COL Paul F. Cherches Memorial Award: Michael Machary-Pagan
Awarded to the cadet who is considered the most valuable band member through his dedication to the gift of music. The award honors Col. Paul Cherches, MMA’s director of music between 1950-1989.
Jack Meyers Cup for Most Creative Cadet in Fine Arts: Zijie Zhou
Given to a cadet who is thought to be the most creative cadet in the corps. The award honors John “Jack” Meyers ’39, who was a producer for ABC Music.
LTC E.R. Jackson Music Award: Bryce Bowen
Given to cadets who have the most distinguished service to the music program. The award honors Elmer R. Jackson, a former MMA employee who served MMA for nearly 50 years. Jackson served as MMA’s band director from 1931-1950 and an admissions counselor from 1950-1978.
Alumni Association Award for Most Outstanding in Art: Dhalil Belko
Awarded to the cadet that has shown outstanding capabilities in all art mediums. Given in honor of Javier Campuzano '82, the sculptor who designed the bronze hands sculpture, natatorium bronze plaque, and bronze Stribling III sculpture.
Stribling Dramateer: Dhalil Belko
Given in honor of Charles Stribling III, for his active participation in local theater productions.
Pipe Major's Bagpipe Best Beginner: Robert Peck
Pipe Major's Bagpipe Best Intermediate: Adam Swenson
Pipe Major's Bagpipe Best Advanced: Clayton Nelson
Art Achievement Award – High School: Fred Intwali
Art Achievement Award – Middle School: Dallas Grantz
Creative Arts Award: Charles Davidson
Senior Award for Portfolio Achievement: