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Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Sharen Hauri, South Salt Lake's urban design director, and Westminster student Kiernan Jett pick thistles as part of the Westminster College's Helping Hands Day service project near the Jordan River in South Salt Lake on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016.

Sharen Hauri, South Salt Lake's urban design director, and Westminster student Kiernan Jett pick thistles as part of Westminster College's Helping Hands Day service project near the Jordan River in South Salt Lake on Tuesday. The service project was the first of many opportunities for the class of 2020 to learn though the college's partnership with Promise South Salt Lake, which aims to connect students with the community and create lasting reciprocal relationships that lead to meaningful change. Helping Hands Day is part of Westminster’s orientation program for incoming first-year students. Over the past several days, students have participated in activities on and off campus to familiarize themselves with the college and its surroundings.