RKVC members take part in We Day Minnesota

Dan Lenington, Staff Writer

BSM students are known for their exceptional dedication to service. Once a year, they reap the benefits of their honored actions. 18,000 students piled into the Xcel Energy Center to take part in We Day Minnesota on November 13, an event held to honor and congratulate students who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and volunteer skills.

“Tickets to We Day cannot be bought, they must be earned,” the We Day campaign states. We Day is part of a series of events held worldwide that brings together a diverse group of students who all have the same goal of making the world a better place, both locally and globally.

This year, BSM students in the Red Knight Volunteer Corps were selected to attend this event. “It was really cool to hear the different stories from the speakers, and it gave me a different perspective on how I want to employ my strengths to volunteering,” sophomore Riley O’Connor said.

?The event centers around famous motivational speakers and performers who aim at promoting social justice in action. Figures and performers such as the first fe- male astronaut Lt. Colonel Eileen Collins, actor JR Martinez, and The Band Perry were at the event.