Taking the challenge

From left: Jihee Belinda Choi, Adam McMikle, Shelby McNeil and Sarah Jones are heading in four different directions for  this year's Miner Challenge. Photos by Sam O'Keefe.

From left: Jihee Belinda Choi, Adam McMikle, Shelby McNeil and Sarah Jones are heading in four different directions for this year’s Miner Challenge alternative spring break program. Photos by Sam O’Keefe.

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Four groups of students are participating in this year’s Miner Challenge, Missouri S&T’s alternative spring break program. Adam McMikle, a junior in history from St. Petersburg, Fla., will lead a team of 18 students to Austin, Texas, where they will work with four organizations, including Green Doors, which helps impoverished veterans. Shelby McNeil, a senior in applied mathematics from Republic, Mo., will lead a team of 17 students during her third Miner Challenge to Boulder, Colo., to help rebuild following flood damage. Jihee Belinda Choi, a senior in chemistry from Rolla, will lead a team of 15 students to work with Habitat for Humanity in Moore, Okla. For her second Miner Challenge, Sarah Jones, a junior in applied mathematics from Saint Charles, Mo., will join nine students on the program’s first international trip to Jinotega, Nicaragua, to teach English to school children.

See who else is participating in this year’s Miner Challenge.

Highlights from the Miner Challenge fundraiser Miner Mudder, which was held at The Fugitive Run on March 8, with sponsorship from the St. Pat’s Board. This event helped push Miner Challenge beyond its fundraising goal for 2014:

  • Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

  • Sam O'Keefe/Missouri S&T

Video by Terry Barner
Photos by Sam O’Keefe


  1. Diane Stutts says

    What a wonderful video! You all are the best!

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  3. Anil Kumar says

    This is really nice and i am looking forward to join you people in future if i get an admission to Missouri S&T,Rolla…Thank You.