Dancer Profile: Ian Hochberger
While Onward State was dodging bouncy balls down on the floor and scoping out the scene, we came across dancer Ian Hochberger from York, Pennsylvania and asked him a few questions. Ian is the THON child for Alpha Omicron Pi and Sigma Chi and he is dancing this year!
OS: What does it feel like to dance as a THON child since the Four Diamonds Fund has helped you and your family?
IH: It feels amazing, I’ve dreamed about this since I was a child and it all feels surreal.
OS: What is keeping you motivated to keep on truckin’ throughout the weekend?
IH: Just seeing all the people I know smiling, my family members are here, and looking up to the stands and seeing members of Alpha Omicron Pi and Sigma Chi dancing and going crazy in the stands.
OS: Whom are you dancing for?
IH: Penn State Altoona.
OS: How was your first meal?
IH: It wasn’t bad.
OS: What’s in your backpack?
IH: Extra shirts, water bottles and tennis balls.
OS: What is your moraler like?
IH: She’s very hyper!
OS: That’s definitely a good thing.
IH: Yeah, she is making sure I’m going at all times.
OS: What are you looking forward to most this year?
IH: Family hour is definitely my favorite part of the last four hours.
OS: Are you tired?
IH: Not at all!
OS: That’s amazing, Good Luck Ian!
Ian’s Facebook status reads, “Wow, I cant believe I’m actually dancing in THON this Weekend! All of these years just going to THON wishing one day that I could possibly be dancing has finally come true! Check that off my bucket list! Thanks to EVERYONE that has helped out along the way. I couldn’t of done with out all of you guys.”
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