Missouri Valley S-MSTA chapter receives award from state association

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MARSHALL -- Missouri Valley's Student-Missouri State Teachers Association (S-MSTA) chapter received the Outstanding Service Project award at the 2014 Missouri State Teacher Association Convention held Nov. 14 in Columbia.

The annual award is given to a chapter that records community service or volunteer hours, helping a local community agency or project. MVC's S-MSTA chapter received the award for its assistance on a number of volunteer projects with the Missouri Valley College Lab School. Members of the organization helped paint the interior of the MVC Lab School and assisted the Lab School with McTeacher's Night, a fundraiser that earned money for playground equipment at the facility.

"Both Professor Peggy Sherman and I were so impressed with the number of S-MSTA students who volunteered to paint and help decorate the walls of the MVC Lab School last fall.

"Their energy and enthusiasm for the project made it a fun and worthwhile endeavor for our whole group," said Linda Gordon, S-MSTA Advisor and associate professor of education.

The winner of the annual award is selected by a state-wide S-MSTA committee. In addition to being presented with a certificate, the Chapter was awarded a $50 gift certificate.

The S-MSTA is the pre-professional organization for education majors on Missouri college and university campuses.

Members have opportunities for personal and professional growth, development of leadership skills and participation in professional development at local and state levels. The MVC S-MSTA chapter has more than 60 members.

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