— Nate Ehrhardt, a junior airspace engineering major at Penn State, is vice president of the university’s 3D printing club. He was part of the team from the club that created a temporary repair for the ear of the Nittany Lion Shrine when it was broken in February.
The 3D club’s ear was in place for a week until the Office of Physical Plant could make a permanent repair.
—Henrique Couto is a driver in Lisbon, Portugal, who enthusiastically enjoys his job working the most famous tram line in Lisbon, The 28 Tram.
He works six days a week from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. Despite the long hours Couto said he’s literally working his dream job. He says he loves talking with the passengers, who he greets with a warm, neighborly hello. He sings happy songs while driving.
He says he really hopes he can be a tram driver forever.
(This video was officially selected by 2018 Blue&White Film Festival)
— Eddie Parsons, the owner of Parsons Christmas Tree Farm in Julian, Centre County, has been planting and selling Christmas trees for more than 40 years.
Parsons says he enjoys the tree farm because it has a long history in his family. Both his father and grandfather worked there. Some customers have been shopping there for decades.
He said he hopes to keep running the farm for another ten years. He said he’s not sure if his son or daughter will keep the business going when he’s gone. But for now, he enjoys seeing familiar customers happily bringing home trees for the holidays.
— Elaine Meder-Wilgus dreamed of having a bookstore after she graduated from Penn State. But more than just selling books, she wanted to create a place where people from the community could bond (and get books).
Webster’s Bookstore Cafe has become an institution in downtown State College. It’s now in its fourth location since she first opened nearly three decades ago. She said she raised her daughter there.
Mecer-Wilgus sais many current customers might be surprised to know that the original store didn’t have a coffee shop, now a primary part of the store’s ambiance.
— Brooke Fisher and Matt Porter are attending their second prom, but this time, there’s an element to the night neither one had before.
The couple—both born with Down syndrome—are just about to celebrate their one-year anniversary. They kicked it off by walking arm-in-arm on a red carpet into A Night to Shine at Calvary Church in Boalsburg, Pa. on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018.
— A little girl participated in Special Olympic of Pennsylvania won the first place at last and she is so optimistic to enjoy her life. (This video was produced for the 2017 Keystone Multimedia Workshop)