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Committee Spotlight: Rules and Regulations

We got a chance to speak with 2 members of Rules and Regulations – Kate Gillespie and Leigh Ahrendtsen.

OS: What does your committee do?

Kate: We make sure everyone in the BJC is staying safe and obeying the rules of THON.

Leigh: We provide an infrastructure of love and support for the families.

OS: How many years have you been involved in THON?

Kate: This is my third year.

Leigh: This is my third year too.

OS: What is your favorite part of THON?

Kate and Leigh: The last four hours of THON. It is generally the most emotional part of THON because of events such as family hour.

OS: Why did you get involved?

Kate: I like to help out. I like to do something good for humanity and this seemed like the best way.

Leigh: It is a big part of Penn State. It is all for a great cause. How could I not get involved!?

OS: How long will you be here this weekend?

Leigh: We have 5 shifts and have a few hours off after each shift

Kate: We will be here for 25 hours this weekend, but possibly a little longer so we can hang out with our friends and eat something.

OS: What song do you hope they play this weekend?

Leigh: Don’t Stop Believing – Journey

Kate: I agree! It usually pumps everyone up and gets everyone singing. It becomes a giant sing-a-long in the BJC. It also has a great message that goes with THON .

OS: How would you rate your dance skills?

Kate: 10. I may not be very good, but I have fun when I dance. Having fun is all that matters!

Leigh: 7. I’m trying to learn the line dance as quick as I can.

OS: What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen so far this weekend?

Leigh: The best part so far was being part of the human tunnel for the dancers. I loved seeing how excited the dancers were on the way to the BJC.

Kate: The human tunnel has definitely been the best part so far.

OS: If you were a dinosaur, what kind would you be? And why?

Kate: Velociraptor. They are the fastest and most badass!

Leigh: Pterodactyl. It would be fun to fly!

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