Essay contest winners named

January 26, 2011

Rajdeep Champa, a senior in information sciences and technology at Penn State York, is the winner of the second annual Penn State York Blue & White Society (BWS) essay contest. Current students were asked to show their Penn State pride and answer the question, How does Penn State inspire you?

Champa, 22, from Mumbai, India, shared his thoughts in his essay, “We Not Me.” Visit to read Champa's essay.  He received a certificate and a $50 gift card to the Penn State York Bookstore. The second place winner was Anna Robuccio, 19, from Columbia, Pa., a freshman majoring in agriculture, with her essay "Penn State Has Changed My Life." She received a $25 gift card to the bookstore.

Honorable mentions went to Tyler Ruenroeng for "We Are Penn State!," Tracy Holmes for "My Dream, My Inspiration," and Thorne McFarlane for "Dream and Live at Penn State York."

The BWS 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


  • Right, Lauren Kline, secretary/treasurer for the Penn State York Blue & White Society, presents a certificate and a $50 check to Rajdeep Champa, essay contest winner. Champa is a senior majoring in information sciences and technology (IST).

    IMAGE: Barbara Dennis

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Last Updated March 21, 2011