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Thon
2/16/2017
 
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Less than 24 hours now until the beginning of THON weekend at Penn State, as students gear up for the 46 hour dance marathon. Alumni are planning to unveil a new piece of art in THONS honor. The Dance Marathon Alumni Interest Group helped raise over $50,000 to create a mosaic mural. Students and families who donated got to have their pictures be a part of the new 10 by 8-foot design. Several Penn State students worked today as professional development school interns for THON. These PDS interns co-teach with mentors for a year at elementary and secondary school in State College Area School District. Many expressed their excitement in participating this year. "I think that's really relevant to what we do as teachers to get them excited about learning and excited about doing more than just learning and going out into their community and doing more out there as well." "You form these relationships with THON and all of the kids and the staff at Radio Park, so being able to form those relationships and those lasting networks of support, I think is such a cool opportunity." The weekend kicks off Tomorrow afternoon lasts through Sunday at the Bryce Jordan Center. Participants last year raised $9 million for the Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State.
  
 
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