Essay contest deadline extended at Penn State York

November 06, 2012


Penn State York’s Blue and White Society (BWS) has extended the deadline for its essay contest until Nov. 16. "How do you contribute to our one team – one purpose? One mission, one family?" Current students at Penn State York have the opportunity to answer that question and show their Penn State pride by participating in the fourth annual Penn State pride essay contest. The first-place prize is a $50 gift card to the Penn State York Bookstore and the second-place prize is a $25 gift card.


Ben Morgan, a junior at Penn State York majoring in English, was the essay winner last year when the topic was, "How do you show your Penn State pride on our campus and in our community?" To read the winning essays from previous years, visit

To enter, students must submit an essay between 250 and 500 words. Submissions must be typed and only one submission per student will be accepted. Essays are being accepted electronically through midnight Nov. 16 and must include an essay title, the author’s full name, email address and telephone number. Essays will become the property of Penn State York and may be reprinted in campus publications, including those on the Web. Proper citations will be given to the writers.

Essays should be submitted to For more information, please contact Iona Conlon, Blue & White Society adviser and an alumni and development specialist at Penn State York, at (717) 718-6781 or

The Blue & White Society was established as a student organization that aims to enhance student life through promoting Penn State pride, community service and dedication to the University. THE BWS is the student extension of the Penn State Alumni Association. For more information on BWS, visit




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Last Updated November 06, 2012