Essay contest under way at Penn State York

October 04, 2012

"How do you contribute to our one team? One Purpose? One Mission? One Family?" That's the question that students at Penn State York will answer in the fourth annual Penn State pride essay contest sponsored by the Penn State York Blue & White Society (BWS). Deadline for submission is Oct. 26. 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 Oct. 26 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 on the Web. Proper citations will be given to the writers.

Essays should be submitted to For more information, 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. It is the student extension of the Penn State Alumni Association. For more information on BWS, visit


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Last Updated October 08, 2012