MHS Middle Schoolers Thank Staff with Celebratory Dinner
At the end of the 2016-17 school year, 11 eighth-grade students celebrated their transition from middle school to high school by cooking a celebratory meal for MHS staff members.
Students worked with MHS chefs and their houseparents to gain insight into the culinary field by creating a four-course meal of flank steak and pineapple skewers, apple walnut salad, chicken cordon bleu, and strawberry shortcake.
“We invited staff who were very important to the students’ middle school experience to join us for the celebratory meal,” said Barry Katz, a houseparent at MHS. “This was the very last thing our students will do together before heading to high school. We want each of them to know that they matter to us.”
Students joined Katz and his wife to express their appreciation for MHS staff and share their well wishes as they enter high school. President Pete Gurt ’85 and his wife, Jane, also attended the event.
Milton Hershey School recognized the eighth-grade class during a promotion ceremony at the end of the school year. Watch a live stream of the event.