College students are going trick-or-treating, but not for candy. The University of Nebraska at Kearney Mortar Board is trick-or-treating for books from 6-7:30 p.m. on Halloween.
Ashley Clark of Gothenburg, chair of UNK’s National Project committee, said that any Kearney residents who would like to donate books should call her at (308) 237-4695 and leave their address, so the books can be picked up on Halloween night.
“The National Mortar Board theme is ‘Reading is Learning,’ and each chapter is required to have a service project dealing with reading,” Clark said. “The children’s books that are gathered from this project will be given to a few of the local elementary schools faced with hardships. The books will benefit those students who lack the resources that other students have.” Paperbacks for adult readers will be sent to troops overseas.
The members of the National Project committee are Clark, Jessica Vossler of Friend, Nick Svehla of Omaha and Alissa Seier of Pierce.
Mortar Board is a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for distinguished ability and achievement in scholarship, leadership and service.