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In Class: Tall Tales

MAJ Richards Boyce has been teaching Missouri Military Academy middle school cadets about a famous Guinness World Record holder from the region.  Robert Wadlow spent his adult life standing 8 feet, 11 inches tall until his death in 1940. Residing in Alton, Illinois, about 30 minutes north of St. Louis, people came from miles around to meet the tallest measured person in history.

This week, cadets have been using proportional measurement to convey just how tall Wadlow was on paper.  Boyce presented a scale drawing of Wadlow’s hand, and then asked the cadets to “construct” the rest of his body on paper using the measurements of his hand.

Missouri Military Academy Middle School

Middle School cadets Dmitri Lamping ’18 (foreground) and his project partner Samer Doumit ’18 use proportions to map out Robert Wadlow’s legs.


New Service Opportunity in 2012 for MMA Cadets

Missouri Military Academy cadets have long prided themselves on the service they volunteer throughout the school year.  Another opportunity to help out in the Mexico, Mo. community has been presented to them for 2012-2013.

Middle School Principal MAJ Richards Boyce, also the coordinator of the Buddy Packs program at MMA, accompanied ten cadets to First Presbyterian Church to assist the Central Missouri Food Bank as volunteers from the organization set up the Mobile Food Pantry.  Once a month those volunteers distribute goods to those in need in rural mid-Missouri communities.

During the school year, MMA cadets are going to lend a hand at the Mobile Food Pantry once a month.  Every second Tuesday, those in need will come to the church and get full assistance from cadets.

From the moment they walk in to when they leave, they will have the help of an MMA cadet.

Joshua John ’18 moves down the line at the Mobile Food Pantry Thursday, September 13.  Cadets will push carts and load cars for those in need once every month.

Barbara Green with the Central Missouri Food Bank says over 20,000 pounds of food are distributed at the Mobile Food Pantry each month.

“They were an enormous help,” she said of the cadets.  “Many people who received food were commenting on [the cadets] willingness to help, and their great manners.  They were extremely busy the entire time they were there.”

She added that 310 families, including 898 individuals, had a much easier time at the food bank because of the cadets.  They will volunteer at the Mobile Food Pantry October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, and May 9.

Middle School Cadets Recognized for Academic Achievement

Three cadets in Missouri Military Academy’s middle school have been rewarded for their outstanding academic performance in the first trimester.  Middle School Principal MAJ Richards Boyce presented Tajae Blue ’17, Brennan Cope ’18, and Quentin Heasler ’16 with the Honor Medal and Scholarship Bar at lunch today.  The honor is awarded to those cadets who maintain a 3.7 GPA for all three months of a trimester.

Pictured (L to R):  Tajae Blue ’17, Brennan Cope ’18, Quentin Heasler ’16, MAJ Richards Boyce