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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2000
SD TECH STUDENTS SPEND SPRING BREAK IN BRAZIL
A group of eight students from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will be traveling to Brazil, South America the week of spring break, March 6- 10, 2000 as part mission and part service to the world community. The students will be guided by the Reverend Donna Hughes- Hargraves of the SDSM& T United Campus Ministry.
Each student was responsible for raising half the money for the trip, $ 1,000 per person. The rest of the money was raised as a group through selling 2 for 1 coupon books, going to churches and asking for funds, doing chili suppers at local churches, etc.
The group will be departing Friday, March 3 at 11: 40 am from Rapid City Regional Airport. They are traveling to Vitoria, Brazil a city of 200,000 in the southeastern part of the country. The students will be working on building a church in a poor bario, and will also have contact with local youth and children and are bringing used clothes and educational items for them. Five days will be spent working and sightseeing at night, one day has been reserved for the beach, and the group will spend 12 hours in Sao Paulo. They will have the opportunity to attend two worship services where Rev. Huges- Hargraves will preach and the students will share their faith stories.
This is the United Campus Ministry’s third work- mission trip. UCM's goal is to take a work- mission trip every spring break and to begin taking a trip in the summer as well.
The students traveling to Brazil include Lindsey Christensen ( IS, Black Hawk), Matt Fechter ( Geol, Clarinda, IA), Matt Frederickson ( Science, Worthington, MN), LeAnn Gunn ( Chem, Shadehill), Kristopher Keller ( ME, Dickinson, ND), Brent Peterson ( CEE, Sioux Falls), Benjamin Schlaht ( ME, Gregory), and Josh Sletten ( CEE, Irene).
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