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Penn State To Honor Seniors, Recent Grads In Beaver Stadium S-Zone

In a group effort led by the Lion Ambassadors, the Penn State Alumni Association student alumni corps, and the Blue & White Society, Penn State seniors and recent will once again be seeing the inside of Beaver Stadium this fall…kind of.

Students from the Classes of 2020 and 2021 will have the opportunity to submit their names to be written on a banner that will fly in the iconic S-Zone. The banner will debut against Ohio State on Halloween and remain through the end of the season.

“Although we cannot physically gather in Beaver Stadium at the moment, Lion Ambassadors is committed to providing the same support,” Lion Ambassadors President Andy Mader said. “We are excited to carry on this long-standing tradition with the ability to recognize the classes of 2020 and 2021 that have helped guide Penn State through this challenging year.”

Members of the Class of 2021 and December 2020 graduates can sign up to have their names included on this season’s S-Zone banner through a link sent to their Penn State emails. Members of the Class of 2020 who’ve already graduated will be included automatically.

Those interested in opting in must do so by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13.

Although seniors won’t be able to watch their final Penn State football season from the stands of the student section, the Alumni Association is looking forward to honoring two classes that have had their final years at Penn State taken away from them.

“The members of the classes of 2020 and 2021 have been in the hearts and on the minds of Penn State alumni. Many have expressed genuine concern for the way the final year of their Penn State student experience has been altered in unrivaled ways,” Alumni Association CEO Paul Clifford said. “Throughout the pandemic, the Alumni Association has continued to look for ways to lift up these Penn Staters and help them feel the power of the Penn State network.”

From Micah Parsons declaring for the 2021 NFL Draft to the Big Ten canceling and then bringing back the season to uncertainties about Pat Freiermuth, it’s been a weird football season so far. Hopefully, this gesture to honor the seniors is a small break of good news.

Regardless of whether or not your name will be part of the weirdest White Out in existence, this football season will definitely be one to watch.

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