Missouri Military Academy Cadets Assist in Kemper Military School and College Museum Dedication Ceremony

On Friday, October 1, 2021, Missouri Military Academy (MMA) cadets joined Kemper Military School and College alumni at the opening of the Kemper Museum at 323 Main Street in Boonville, Missouri. Thirty-three high school cadets from the 187-strong MMA Corps of Cadets — representing the MMA Fusileers Drill Team, Color Guard, Academy Band, and bagpipers — assisted in the opening dedication ceremony. View photos from the event.

The Kemper Museum showcases the history, heritage and traditions of Kemper Military School and College through displays, memorabilia and uniforms throughout time. Founded in 1844, Kemper closed its doors in 2002. Read more about the Kemper museum here.

“Kemper and MMA have had a long-standing relationship, rich with tradition,” said MMA President Brigadier General Richard V. Geraci, USA (Ret). “As Missouri’s only active military boarding school, it is important to uphold and advance the honor and legacy of Kemper graduates through our own MMA cadets, as we have done for Wentworth alumni.” 

In 2018, MMA cadets supported the dedication and grand opening of Wentworth Military Academy Museum in Lexington, Missouri.

The Kemper Military School & College Alumni Association (KMS&CAA) began a campaign in 2005 to raise funds to preserve Kemper history and ensure the Kemper legacy (focused on God, country, home, and school) lives on, beginning with the creation of the Kemper Museum. Since accomplishing that first fundraising goal, they expanded their priorities to include supporting deserving young men and women who uphold the Kemper ideals. As a result, in April 2021, the Kemper Military School & College Alumni Association awarded a $1,000 scholarship to then-MMA cadet Bryce Bowen ’21.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to support the Kemper alumni, especially after their generous support of MMA cadets through scholarship support earlier this year,” said Gen. Geraci.

In addition to the museum opening, Kemper, MMA and Wentworth alumni came together on October 2 for the Tri-Military Trap Shoot at Lake Lotawana Sportsmen’s Club in Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

MMA cadets participating in the Kemper Museum dedication ceremony included the following:

Fusileers Drill Team 

  • Patricio Regis
  • Parker Woodruff
  • Yu-Jen Tong
  • Rene Garcia
  • Jingxuan Yan
  • Gabriel Iglesias
  • Domingo Holguin
  • Angelo Urdaneta
  • Gage Blanton

Bagpipers

  • Clayton Nelson
  • Nathaniel Espinoza
  • Robert Peck

Academy Band

  • Matthew Hamilton
  • Benjamin Huyne
  • Kevin Sangster
  • Miles Matthews
  • Kruze Hagan
  • Aaron Huynh
  • Ian Robison
  • John Carlos Ahuja
  • Sage Fuller
  • Angelo Urdaneta
  • Peter Didicher
  • Anthony Melick
  • David Lee
  • Gavin Roberts

Color Guard

  • Gerardo Quiroga
  • Ryan Miles
  • Lucas Sydlewski
  • William Terrell
  • Kevin Wang
  • Samuel Way

Photographer

  • Simon Way 

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