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Review for Mastodon Art-Science Regional Fair, Hillsboro, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The MASRF has provided science and art inspiration to thousands of students. As a teacher, I often hear from students and parents about how the fair has helped determine their career choice. Also, heartwarming stories like this - At one of our early award ceremonies the students would come on stage, say their name and school, and then receive their blue ribbon award. After one of the students recieved her award, her parents starting quietly crying. Unbeknownst to us, the student was austistic and this was the first time she had EVER spoken in public!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my career as a teacher. Parents are often telling me how much their children enjoy the fair.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

keep working to make the fair the best!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the positive interaction with students, volunteers, and parents.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely dedicated to making the fair a success.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

sponsor more workshops for students, parents, and teachers. Also, could afford to have professional artists and scientists work with the students in special week long sessions.

Ways to make it better...

we had even more volunteers.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

finances. Gettng the money to keep the fair going is a real challenge.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I want to see the fair continue to be a positive influence on children in our community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & I currently am in charge of awards. However, I have helped set up the fair, entered projects, judged projects, in fact, just about anything that needs to be done. For three years, I was the Executive Director, in charge of the entire process.