MUS students have earned their fourth-consecutive Ducks Unlimited Varsity National Championship. The MUS Ducks Unlimited Club is the most successful high school fundraising chapter in the country, raising more than $380,000 since it was founded in 2015. Chapter donations go to DU’s waterfowl and wetlands conservation mission.
DU Senior Vice President of Youth and Education Harold Cannon praised the group during his remarks at a September meeting at Peabody Hotel. Seniors Will Schuessler and Max Shackelford, 2019-20 club co-chairmen, joined Cannon on stage as he praised the club for sustained outstanding leadership and performance. Also on stage as an executive member of the DU Board was Chuck Smith ’66, recently elected first vice-president of Ducks Unlimited. Smith’s two-year term as president will begin in May 2022.
Seniors Dan Shell and Carrigan Sulcer were recently elected the 2020-21 club co-chairmen. There are more than 200 high school and collegiate DU chapters across the country that provide young adults the opportunity to gain leadership skills, acquire budgeting and goal-setting experience, learn the importance of conservation, and raise funds for the organization’s wetlands habitat work.