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Penn College Part of Another Successful THON

Penn College's student THON contingent included (from left) MacKenzie L. Martin, of Thompsontown; dancers Stephanie C. Myers and Sarah M. Luprek; campus chair Emma J. Sutterlin, of State College, holding Zoey Witmer, daughter of Katelyn A. Keefer, of Northumberland; Brianna M. Young, of Fayetteville, N.C.; and James S. Alger, of Campbelltown.
Penn College’s student THON contingent included (from left) MacKenzie L. Martin, of Thompsontown; dancers Stephanie C. Myers and Sarah M. Luprek; campus chair Emma J. Sutterlin, of State College, holding Zoey Witmer, daughter of Katelyn A. Keefer, of Northumberland; Brianna M. Young, of Fayetteville, N.C.; and James S. Alger, of Campbelltown.
Another portrait of encouragement: Clockwise from left are Lillian L. "Lily" Pakradooni, of Shillington; Satterlin and Witmer; Brieona R. Broadwater, of Berlin; and Young.
Another portrait of encouragement: Clockwise from left are Lillian L. “Lily” Pakradooni, of Shillington; Satterlin and Witmer; Brieona R. Broadwater, of Berlin; and Young.

“For the kids” (and for its second consecutive year), Penn College sent two dancers and an invaluable support network of cheerleading friends, classmates and donors to the recent Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon – more simply known as THON. The nation’s largest student-run philanthropy, the yearlong effort raises funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. Representing Penn College Benefiting THON on the floor of the 46-hour dance marathon, held in late February at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center to benefit the Four Diamonds Fund were Sarah M. Luprek, of Berlin, enrolled in health arts: practical nursing emphasis, and Stephanie C. Myers, a culinary arts and systems major from Catawissa. “THON was an amazing experience for me, especially as a freshman. I would do it again if I got the chance,” Myers said. “It was great to see the smiles on the children’s faces during the weekend. For those 46 hours, it was like they were just normal kids having the times of their lives. Being able to just hang out with those kids for a little bit is something special, and I am proud to have represented Penn College at THON.” The Penn College organization held a number of fundraisers throughout the year, coupled with street-side collections and online donations, contributing to THON’s overall total of $13,026,653.53.
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