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Students set 'Stuff the Van' record for Springfest Weekend
05-2-13

Students wait to pile into the van.
Students wait to pile into the van.
Students make room for others in the van.
Students make room for others in the van.
Students who participated pose for a picture.
Students who participated pose for a picture.
Packed like a can of sardines, 29 Misericordia University students set a campus record for piling into a campus van during a recent “Stuff the Van” contest. The event was one of a number of programs organized by the Student Government Association (SGA) as part of the world record-themed “Springfest Weekend,” which was designed to add some fun to the last week of classes on campus.

Other events throughout the weekend included students connecting 1,432 Crayola Erasable Markers end-to-end for a length of 628 feet in an attempt to make it into the “Guinness Book of World Records.” They also set a campus record for “Touch the Van,” when two competitors, Jaimie Washofer of Waldwick, N.J., and Angelo Prince of Hainesport, N.J., were awarded iPad Minis by outlasting others in the contest for 26 hours. Other events included a dance-a-thon, a salon-a-thon, and a wing-eating contest.

Caption:

1. Students wait their turn to be stuffed into a van in the ‘Stuff the Van’ contest at Misericordia University. Shown from left: Anthony Powell, Lansford, Pa.; Nick Delmar, Shavertown, Pa.; Morgan Ream, Conestoga, Pa.; Kayleigh Morein, East Meadow, N.Y.

2. Among those who helped ‘Stuff the Van’ at Misericordia University were students, shown from left, Trent Ortiz, Tannersville, Pa.; Chuck Bressler, Duryea, Pa.; Danielle Tattersall, Glen Lyon, Pa.; Auraleah Grega, Wapwallopen, Pa.; Tom Machi, Caldwell, N.J.; Erica Hannon, Allentown, N.J.; and Joey Hanzok, Pottsville, Pa.

3. Students who took part in the ‘Stuff the Van’ contest at Misericordia University are, shown, in front Christelle Patrice, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Second row: Sarah Hurley, Sayre, Pa.; Marianna Wright, Vestal, N.Y.; DeAnna Darling, Groton, N.Y.; Danielle Tattersall, Glen Lyon, Pa.; Joey Hanzok, Pottsville, Pa.; Rebecca Hanke, Crawford, N.J.; and Kay Albitz, Washington, N.J. Third row: Kayleigh Morein, East Meadow, N.Y.; Morgan Ream, Conestoga, Pa.; Shannon Joyce, Avoca, Pa.; Marybeth Rissinger, Pottsville, Pa.; Bridget Guarnieri, Pittston, Pa.; Kathleen Sioris, Levittown, Pa.; Erica Hannon, Allentown, N.J.; Jenna Georgia, Washington, N.J.; and Laura Bennett, Dingmans Ferry, Pa. Fourth row: Aaron Orchard, Belvidere, N.J.; Chuck Bressler, Duryea, Pa.; Auraleah Grega, Wapwallopen, Pa.; Leila Comerford, Moscow, Pa.; Ashley Benz, Philadelphia, Pa.; Anthony Powell, Lansford, Pa.; Emily Barnable, East Rockaway, N.Y.; Jaimie Washofer, Waldwick, N.J.; Megan McChesney, Bloomingburg, N.Y.; Trent Ortiz, Tannersville, Pa.; Tom Machi, Caldwell, N.J.; and Nick Delmar, Shavertown, Pa.