THON weekend capped a year-long effort by students at the Penn State York Campus.
YORK, Pa. — THON weekend 2023 capped a year-long effort by students at the Penn State York Campus.
Most of the attention went to dancers Domenic Sciortino and Omar Elhasany, who were chosen to stand for 46 hours with no sitting and no sleep. But THON is a team effort, and several other students stepped up to help with fundraising and organizing events.
And they made these efforts while continuing to maintain a high academic standard. On average, Penn State students who participate in THON spend an extra 15-20 hours a week having planning meetings and executing fundraisers.
This happens from the time they arrive on campus in the fall right up until THON weekend in mid-February.
In fact, even though we are now almost a week removed from the final total being revealed and the lights going dark at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, …