Zane Steichen initiated into Missouri Military Academy Corps of Cadets
By Jenny O’Donley,
On October 17, 2020, Zane Steichen, son of Heidi and Kirby Steichen of Goodrich, North Dakota, was officially inducted into the 132nd Missouri Military Academy (MMA) Corps of Cadets at the MMA Passing Through Ceremony. The Passing Through Ceremony is a MMA tradition that officially welcomes new cadets into the corps following their successful completion of the Maroon Phase training, the cadet handbook test, and the Crucible. The handbook test consists of questions concerning MMA rules and regulations, the Honor Code, and Academy history and traditions. The culminating event is the Crucible, a series of mental and physical challenges cadets must negotiate as individuals and as a team, with
tasks such as a six-mile hike, a three-mile 16-obstacle trail run, a river crossing exercise and a team paintball challenge.