Associated Press, Published October 30 2010
Memorial planned for drowned Dickinson State studentsDICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — Dickinson State University plans to hold a memorial ceremony Monday for three softball players who drowned a year ago when their SUV went into a pond in a southwestern North Dakota pasture.
The event at noon at the International Flag Plaza on campus will remember 22-year-old Kyrstin Gemar of San Diego, 20-year-old Afton Williamson of Lake Elsinore, Calif., and 21-year-old Ashley Neufeld, of Brandon, Manitoba.
They died Nov. 1, 2009, while on a stargazing trip.
The ceremony will conclude with the release of 300 balloons of school colors blue, gray and white.
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