Legacy day introduces cubs to Lions pride


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Preparing for the upcoming Legacy Day workshops, Megan Adams, Alumni Relation Coordinator, places cooking supplies into the ‘safe cooking’ class supply tub in the Ralph L. Gray Alumni Center on Sept. 24. Kids ages 8-10 will learn how to cook safely without using a stove.

Clint DeNisco, Staff Writer

Graduates of Missouri Southern will have the opportunity to share their Lion pride with young family members at Legacy Day, hosted by the alumni association.

A “legacy” is a person lucky enough to have one or more relatives who attended Southern. 

On the day Southern education majors teach interactive classes that allow the legacies to bring home some important information about the University.

Age groups for these legacies range from 5 to 17.

Legacies will have the opportunity to show their spirit while having fun with Southern students at this free affair on Oct. 5. 

Check-in will begin at 2:30 p.m., and an assortment of interactive classes will follow at 3 p.m. in the Taylor Education Building.

The five to seven-year-olds will create three lion art projects and learn about a lion’s habitat, senses and more.

Those ages five to seven will learn how to cook safely without using a stove. The cubs will make a lion bank, no-bake cookies and Chinese puppets. They will also learn about savings and safety and view a puppet show.

Those ages 11 to 14 will play Minute-to-Win-It-style games and learn how to build an aerodynamic airplane using straws.

Those ages 14 to 17 will take a campus tour and learn about becoming a Southern Lion.

“This will be a pertinent event with great information,” said event director Meagan Adams.

Everyone in attendance is invited to attend the Lions football game against Central Missouri at 6 p.m.

For information about the Legacy Day events, please contact Adams at [email protected] or call 417-659-5466.