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The Penn State Class Gifts Bracket: Crowning The Champion

The grand finale. The moment of truth. We’ve determined the best Class Gift in the history of Penn State Class Gifts — thanks, of course, to your help.

When we compiled the list of 64 Penn State Class Gifts to make this bracket, a few gifts obviously stood out above the pack as the top seeds in the competition.

Somehow, the Beaver Stadium entry gate, a ten-seed, had its one shining moment and made it to the Final Four, too. The gate below isn’t the one donated by the class of 1960, though I suspect it’s what most people assumed we were talking about:

Anyway, there’s the Pennsylvania State University sign, a welcome sight on the drive to Beaver Stadium and where you’ll probably see hundreds of near-grads popping champagne in the next couple of weeks. There’s the Old Main Tower Clock, which adorns the oldest and most iconic building on campus for the last 115 years.

And finally, the Nittany Lion Shrine. Your Best Penn State Class Gift.

You love it, you hate when there’s a line, and you can’t think of Penn State without thinking of this legendary spot.

Students, alumni, and fans alike know the Nittany Lion Shrine as one of the most-photographed locations in Pennsylvania. It’s so iconic that it’s been replicated at Commonwealth Campuses, and any sign of damage or vandalism is a campus-wide affliction. It’s one of the things that makes Penn State, well, Penn State.

And now it’s a champion.

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Elissa Hill

Elissa was the managing editor of Onward State from 2017-2019. She is from Punxsutawney, PA [insert corny Bill Murray joke here] and considers herself an expert on all things ice cream. Follow her on Twitter (@ElissaKHill) for more corny jokes.

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