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Unbeatable Connection Between Knowledge, Sound Choices Reinforced

Alexandra N. Brennan, a member of the Penn College soccer and softball teams, talks about the balance between athletics and academics. A dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration major from St. Clair, she was joined in Penn's Inn by Matt J. Blymier, assistant director of athletics/sports information director.
Alexandra N. Brennan, a member of the Penn College soccer and softball teams, talks about the balance between athletics and academics. A dental hygiene: health policy and administration concentration major from St. Clair, she was joined in Penn’s Inn by Matt J. Blymier, assistant director of athletics/sports information director.

A total of 28 children participated in Thursday’s 22nd annual ”Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work” Day, which encouraged girls and boys – potential Penn College students, all – to consider the decisions that will chart their tomorrows. With a theme of “Knowledge+Choice=Strength,” this year’s observance included a cross-section of activities: a welcome by Paul L. Starkey, vice president of academic affairs/provost; ice-breakers that encouraged teamwork; insight on the life of a Wildcat student-athlete; a reminder of the importance of good decisions (and the lasting consequences of bad ones), courtesy of College Health Services and Pennsylvania State Police; a peek into the campus’ well-equipped Fitness Center, a tour with Presidential Student Ambassadors and lunch at Capitol Eatery.
Photo by Shawnalee E. Miller, Career Services secretary