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Silver22 July 13, 2012 at 01:34 am
I don't think it's appropriate for a high school to support an event that's connected to a specificRead More college. Although the charitable focus is commendable, it's also an endorsement for Penn State - and high school students should not be steered in favor of any one particular college. Don't get me wrong; I love the concept of Thon, but to promote a college event to high school students who are about to select a college to aittend is wrong. (I would not be surprised if the faculty advisor is a Penn State alum - if so, clearly a conflict of interest)
Susan628 July 13, 2012 at 05:36 pm
Got a kick out of your "conspiracy theory". The high school advisor went to Lehigh, andRead More every Mini-THON lead student thus far has chosen a University other than PSU (Maryland, Pitt, West Chester, St. Joe's, Temple...) His co-advisor is a Penn State alum, though it's probably tough for her to roll out a secret agenda of recruiting future Penn Staters from her middle school classroom. Recent news aside, Penn State doesn't have a hard time with enrollment. Their students give their time and effort selflessly to benefit kids with cancer at a Pennsylvania hospital. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that? Mini-THON creates LMHS school spirit. While planning and participating in this event, the high school kids are taught how to work towards something that is greater than themselves and that helps others. It encourages kids to think largely, but act locally. It seems they have gotten the message right, as the original student leader of Mini-THON (mentioned in this article) began a THON at The University of Maryland.
Susan Gazzara April 5, 2012 at 05:01 pm
Ellen~ I am so incredibly excited for you as I read this article! I have always known you were/areRead More an extraordinary person. I was so happy to see it in print to validate that fact to everyone who has not been privileged enough to know you yet. Congratulations and Best Wishes on your accomplishments and future endeavors!! (Must include a hug....) Love, The Entire Gazzara Family
Amy Uliano April 16, 2012 at 03:46 pm
I am so happy that such a deserving person has received this award. Your name is mentioned so manyRead More times in my home! You definitely have made an impact on my son Philip (first grade). He had to remind me what an anthology was the other day when he was telling me a story. I have you to thank!!! Keep up the good work. Amy Uliano
Ellen Zschunkee January 20, 2014 at 09:58 pm
This is the first time I am seeing this article and comments so Thank You, Rob, for the lovely writeRead More up and thank you Susan and Amy for your kind comments!!