Michigan’s Fuel Up To Play 60 Ambassador Shares Experience at the Student Summit
An outstanding 183 students and 85 Program Advisors attended the Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador Summit held July 24-27 at University of Minnesota and U.S. Bank Stadium. As a “once-in-a-lifetime experience,” at the Summit, Student Ambassadors gain firsthand leadership and communications skills while meeting their fellow leaders from across the country. In addition to building lifelong friendships and skills, students met with NFL Players, competed for chances to win funding for their schools, and designed new and exciting healthy eating and physical activities for their school communities.
Our state Fuel Up To Play 60 Ambassador, Mailey, seventh grader from East Jordan, Michigan, was able to attend this exciting event and chatted with us on her perspective. Check out her experience at the Student Summit by reading our exclusive interview below.
MMM: We are so happy to meet with you and get your personal perspective on the Fuel Up To Play 60 Summit! Can you describe to us what it was like to attend?
Mailey: Imagine watching the next Super Bowl and saying that you’ve stood where that touchdown was just made. Well, the first night of the Summit I got to do just that at the US Bank Stadium, Super Bowl LII will be played. The field was huge and such an amazing experience.
MMM: Wow, that would definitely be a moment I am sure you will remember forever! Can you share another memorable experience with us?
MMM: Besides visiting U.S. Bank Stadium, students went on different field trips. Where did you go and what did you do at your visit?
Mailey: Yes, we got to visit Land O’Lakes HQ! There, I learned about cows, how dairy farms are run, and healthy food options. The field trip really raised my awareness towards dairy farmers and all the hard work they have to do.
MMM: We understand at Land O’ Lakes HQ, students not only learn about healthy food options, but they also have hands-on cooking sessions in teams. What did you and your team make?
Mailey: Well, one of the three stations was to create our own mac ‘n’ cheese flavor, which was my favorite session. We had a menu to pick toppings from, and I even tried some new food like kimchi! When my team picked that ingredient I was a little nervous, but I have to admit our mac ‘n’ cheese was the best!
MMM: It sounds like you learned a lot at the Summit! Is there anything you learned that you will bring back to your school?
Mailey: At the Summit we participated in breakout sessions. At each session, we learned about recruiting new people for Fuel Up To Play 60 and how to get kids moving in the classroom. I enjoyed taking notes, so I can take back with me and share what I learned with my school.
MMM: Overall, it sounds like the Summit was a positive experience for you! Would you recommend other students to attend?
Mailey: Definitely! The Summit was educational and very fun!
Want to learn more about Fuel Up To Play 60 and how you can become an Ambassador? Being a Fuel Up to Play 60 Ambassador means leading healthy changes in your school and encouraging others to stay healthy and active! Plus, Ambassadors have chances to participate in awesome events like the annual Student Ambassador Summit, meet NFL players, get interviewed by reporters, and win sweet prizes! Click here to discover how you can get involved.