Describing THON In 10 Words Or Less

THON is the most exciting and fun weekend at Penn State, but the experience is different for everyone. We set out into the stands of the Bryce Jordan Center this weekend to see if the participants in THON could describe such a special event in 10 words or less.

Supply chain management and information systems major Blake Ratner described THON 2016 as, “The most surreal experience of my life.”

Architectural major Steve Gaddis said, “So much energy in the BJC, all for the kids.”

Junior civil engineering major Jamie Kyle described THON as, “A life-changing experience.”

Janice Friedland, who is supporting her daughter dancing for THON from the stands said, “It’s incredible, amazing, inspiring, overwhelming, loving, and proud.”

Senior business management major Mollie Leinson said, “THON is euphoric and invigorating.”

Megan Henderson, a junior PR and political science major, described her THON experience as, “a magic, indescribable, hopeful experience you’ll never experience anywhere else.”

Freshman Harper Nardon described her first THON experience saying, “We knew THON was incredible, but it still surprised us!”

Education major Brooke Scidel said, “THON is teamwork. THON is energy. THON is fun.”

Sophomore bio-behavioral health major Kelsey Thropp described THON as, “Cubs growing up to be Nittany Lions.”

It’s difficult to describe such an amazing event in 10 words or less, but these Penn Staters did a great job of capturing the energy in one short sentence.

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Claire Going

Claire is a freshman broadcast journalism major and writer for Onward State. She enjoys reading, running, and a good cup of tea. She's from Emmaus, Pennsylvania and is a dual citizen. (Go Ireland!) You can contact her via email at [email protected] or on Twitter @claire_going.


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