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Nebraska City News-Press - Nebraska City, NE
  • Lourdes students banding together

  • For less than the cost of a lunch, Nebraska City area residents can help finance the education of a student in need.
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  • For less than the cost of a lunch, Nebraska City area residents can help finance the education of a student in need.
    Students at Lourdes Central Catholic High School are selling Yuda Bands, a kind of wrist band, for $7 each, with proceeds aimed at helping finance the education of a student in need in Guatemala.
    The Lourdes students have sold over 40 bands to date and have the goal of selling 325.
    Kylie Allgood and Hope Perdomo, two of the Lourdes students selling the Yuda bands, said the proceeds raised from the selling of 175 bands will send a student to school in Guatemala for one year.
    By reaching the goal of 325, the Lourdes students are hoping to send one student to school for two years or two students for one year.
    Allgood and Perdomo said the Lourdes students have been sent some basic information about a Guatemalan youth that the money will benefit. The student's name is Christian Ajbal and he is from Xesuj, Chimaltenango, Guatemala.
    Allgood and Perdomo said Ajbal is from a family of seven children and that two of the children are disabled.
    Other Lourdes students helping to sell the Yuda Bands are Adrian Stuhr, Taylor Heng, Cassidy Becklun, and Alyssa Hurd.
    Allgood and Perdomo said the Lourdes students aren't the only Nebraska school selling the Yuda Bands. Students from Lincoln Pius X sold the wrist bands last summer.
    According to the web site yudabands.org, over 240 schools and over 290,000 students are currently selling or have sold Yuda Bands in the United States.
    Those who would like to purchase a Yuda Band can contact the Lourdes school at 402-873-6154 for more information.

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