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MASC and SOMO join forces at summer leadership workshop in Fulton

MASC Leadership Workshop 2023

FULTON – Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) teamed up with the Missouri Association of Student Councils (MASC) for a week full of leadership training at the MASC Summer Leadership Workshop at William Woods University from June 11-16.

MASC is one of SOMO’s statewide partners, and this amazing organization continues to lead the way in inclusive youth leadership. SOMO athletes from Odessa High School, Poplar Bluff High School and Seckman High School joined more than 700 other students at the workshop. The SOMO athletes had the opportunity to share the importance of Unified sports and inclusion with student leaders from across the state.

During the workshop, all of the students joined forces to raise money for SOMO through the “Duck for a Buck” fundraiser, which raised more than $3,500!

One of the highlights of the week was SOMO athlete Maison Dennis wowing the crowd with his performance of Lady Gaga’s hit song, Born This Way.

SOMO also had the chance to honor longtime MASC Executive Director Terri Johnson. North Area Development Director Melody Prawitz gifted her a scrapbook, wooden map of Missouri and a globe to commemorate her many years of service. Terri is retiring on July 1. Terri’s dedication to inclusion of people of all abilities has had a profound impact on SOMO athletes across the state. SOMO awarded her with an honorary gold medal back in March at the MASC State Convention in Jefferson City.