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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
( May 19, 1997)
SDSM& T SKILL COMMUNITY FORUM TO FEATURE RAPID CITY’S NEW FIRST LADY
In her first speaking engagement as First Lady of Rapid City, Beverly Shaw will be the featured speaker at this week’s Community Outreach Forum sponsored by SDSM& T/ SKILL High School Chapter. The forum will be held from 10: 40 a. m. to 11: 30 a. m., Tuesday, May 20th, in the Rapid City Central High School Theater. Mrs. Shaw’s forum topic will be “ A Positive Future for Rapid City.”
Pizza Hut will be providing free pizza to all students who attend the forum. In addition, door prizes donated by area businesses for movie passes, gift certificates, and food coupons will be given away to students attending the forum. Area businesses who have donated door prizes for the SKILL forums this year include Pizza Hut, Rushmore 7 Cinemas, Musicland, Subway, McDonald’s, B. Dalton Bookstores, and Scheel’s Sports. The forum is open to all interested students.
This week’s program featuring Rapid City’s new First Lady will conclude the series of weekly forums which SDSM& T’s SKILL students have sponsored during the 1996- 1997 school year. The purpose of the SKILL Community Outreach Forums is to promote American Indian students within the Rapid City community and among their peers. The SKILL students recognize the importance of providing educational information to their peers about issues that are otherwise not brought into the classroom which have major effects on their daily lives.
SDSM& T’s SKILL ( Scientific Knowledge for Indian Learning and Leadership) program has numerous programs in Rapid City middle and high schools. Other community outreach activities by SKILL students include working at the Mission and also visiting elementary classrooms where they provide hands- on activities with the students. Now in its fourth year, the SKILL program at Rapid City Central High School works with students to increase their skills in research and promote interest in science, math and engineering.
For additional information about the Community Forum or the SKILL program, contact Philip Huebner, SKILL Director, at 394- 1828.
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