Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson to Visit Penn State

The Student Programming Association just announced its first distinguished speaker of the semester in gymnast and 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Shawn Johnson.

Johnson is scheduled to visit campus on October 2 and speak about her accomplishments in life and in the Olympics at Eisenhower Auditorium. Free tickets are being distributed now at Eisenhower Auditorium, the HUB ticket desk, and CPA outlets.

Johnson won a 2008 Olympic gold medal in the balance beam and is a silver medalist in team, all-around, and floor exercise. She gained more notoriety in 2008 when she was named the winner of the eighth season of Dancing with the Stars.

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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