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Project Hope winner announced, award ceremony planned for Apr. 9

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 269 hits

The Depression/Suicide Prevention committee of Penn State Altoona's Health Advisory Board is pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Project Hope contest. The first prize winner is Mark Leberfinger who won for his short essay titled "The Iron Blanket." The following submissions were also recognized: second prize - Abigail Kurtz, third prize - Samantha Reid, and fourth prize - Rebecca Dively.

Project Hope challenges the stigma of mental illness and conveys the message that it is treatable. Students submitted original short essays, poems, photographs, and other artwork focused on the treatment and prevention of depression and suicide.

An awards presentation will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 12:15 p.m. in the Pond View Lounge of the Slep Student Center. Light refreshments will be provided.

Project Hope submissions will be on display in the Slep Student Center on April 8, 9, and 11.

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