Clare Marie Kuebler, Miss Missouri 2022, visited campus on Wednesday, 22 February 2023, to thank President Geraci for the support Missouri Military Academy provides the Miss Missouri scholarship organization. MMA helps sponsor the Miss Missouri pageant each year via a special facilities rental rate that enables the Miss Missouri scholarship organization to conduct an orientation on campus in April and conduct the week-long scholarship pageant on campus in June.
Miss Kuebler presented President Geraci with two copies of the 2022 Miss Missouri program book and a signed photo of the 2022 candidates.
President Geraci presented Miss Kuebler with an MMA presidential coin for excellence to recognize the Academy’s valued partnership with the organization and her achievement being crowned Miss Missouri.
“We value our partnership with Miss Missouri,” Geraci said. “We recognize the importance the scholarship pageant has to the young women who compete, as well as the economic value and prestige that the event brings to the Mexico community. We are proud to support Miss Missouri every year and look forward to our continued partnership.”
Tori Webber, a member of the MMA athletics and commandant staff, accompanied Miss Kuebler on her visit with President Geraci. Webber is on the board of directors for the Miss Missouri scholarship organization and serves as the “dorm mom” during Miss Missouri week in the summer, living in the MMA campus residence halls with the scholarship contenders and helping to oversee them. She is the business manager for Miss Missouri, assisting with scheduling appearances and serving as her host family when she is visiting Mexico for events.
Did you know? Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen pageant contenders are special guests at MMA's Valentine Ball each year, escorted by selected MMA cadet leaders.