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Tahoe students, counselors honored at Miracle in the Andes presentation

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Roughly 20 students and counselors pose with Nando Parrado at Sand Harbor on Aug. 10.
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — On Monday, Aug. 10, at Sand Harbor State Park, Nando Parrado shared his extraordinary story of surviving the Uruguayan rugby team’s 1972 tragic plane crash in the Andes Mountains in his keynote address, “Miracle in the Andes.”

Through the generosity of an elite group of sponsors, Incline High School students and Tahoe Family Solutions Camp Explore counselors were given the chance to attend this unique event.

These “future leaders” were chosen based on their motivation, creativity, and desire to experience this once in a lifetime event.

Nando’s story, which served as inspiration for the movie “Alive,” is a legendary tale of courage, teamwork, determination, faith, family, perseverance and the power of the human spirit.

Miracle in the Andes was a fundraising event for TFS and was part of the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival’s Monday Night Showcase.

TFS is a nonprofit whose mission is “to provide key resources and enhance skills for families in the Tahoe Basin.” The organization will apply funding from this event to its programs in affordable mental health care, summer camp program (Camp Explore), and educational materials for their Homework Help Club.

Visit tahoefamily.org to learn more.