Just as the THON 2017 dancers were beginning to learn the current events portion of the line dance, Valley took to the floor and searched high and low through the bubbles, squirt guns and neon lights to discover the wackiest, most unique dancer socks in the crowd.
Senior telecommunications major Will Barrett proudly sported one of his lucky Kelly green socks, the color representing THON’s communications team. On the other foot, Barrett donned a strikingly contrasting orange knee-high sock.
Valley decided to make one exception on this list to include one truly epic pair of leggings. Senior hospitality management major Emily Harding showed her energetic spirit by wearing a pair of leggings depicting the characters from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Harding also mentioned that she was wearing the leggings to show her excitement about having recently accepted an internship with Disney.
Continuing with the beach theme, Valley also came across junior nutrition major Claire Pomorski and senior marketing major Jenna Richardson, dancers representing Ohana who had matching pineapple socks.
“It’s a tradition,” says Pomorski, who also wore a clownfish hat. She explained that Ohana is all about the ocean theme and it’s a tradition for Ohana’s THON dancers to represent the under-the-sea motif.
Next up is senior communications major Kody Schriner, a dancer from Penn State Harrisburg, who wore Buzz Lightyear socks, complete with Andy’s signature on the bottom.
Taking a turn for the spicy, we have Ian Berrier, a dancer for Business and Society Housing, who managed to represent both Team Red and his favorite hot sauce brand with Sriracha bottle socks, including a barcode on the soles.
Last but not least, we have freshman meteorology major Bracara Welch who donned black and white camo socks with the word “EPIC” written on the ankles in neon green. Welch demonstrated how, whenever she stretches, she can see the word and get a little motivation.
Keep knocking our socks off, dancers! You are truly incredible!