Essay contest asks how Penn State inspires you

November 04, 2010

How does Penn State inspire you? Current students at Penn State York have the opportunity to answer that question and show their Penn State pride by participating in the second annual Penn State pride essay contest sponsored by the Penn State York Blue & White Society (BWS).  Deadline for submission is Nov. 12. First place prize is a $50 gift card to the Penn State York Bookstore and second place prize is a $25 gift card.

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 on Nov. 12 and must include an essay title, the author’s full name, e-mail address, and telephone number. Essays will become the property of Penn State York and may be reprinted in campus publications including 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 04, 2010