More than 500 middle school, junior high and high school students and 85 Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC) staff members will converge on campus next week for Summer Leadership Institute. William Woods has hosted MASC for more than 30 years.
Terri Johnson, executive director of MASC and camp director, said that students would build leadership skills through positive team building activities throughout the week and put those skills to practice through two charity events: a children’s carnival and duck race for Special Olympics.
The children’s carnival is 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14. It is a free event, open to all children in the Fulton community, especially those in pre-school through sixth grade. Twenty-six booths will be set up for carnival games, a moonwalk, drinks, popcorn and cotton candy—all free to anyone in attendance.
The “Adopt a Duck for a Buck” duck race will be held the following day, Wednesday, June 15, from 6 to 7 p.m. Last year, MASC raised more than $3,000 for Special Olympics.
Those wishing to participate may buy, or “adopt,” a rubber duck for $1. All proceeds go toward Special Olympics. Ducks will be “raced” across the university’s Senior Lake, and prizes will given to winners. There are approximately 70 different prizes, ranging from CD’s and t-shirts to TV’s and VCR’s.