MHS Student Introduces “Shark Tank” Entrepreneur at Harrisburg Regional Chamber Annual Event
On Wednesday, March 15, Milton Hershey School junior Malcolm Jones got the unique opportunity to introduce entrepreneur and best-selling author Daymond John to the stage at the Hershey Lodge during the Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC’s annual spring gathering.
During the event, Daymond, who is well-known as a co-host of ABC’s reality TV show “Shark Tank,” shared what brought him success as an entrepreneur and business advice with the audience, which included Malcolm and fellow MHS students.
“Growing up in Philadelphia, I would watch Shark Tank at my grandmother’s house every Friday night,” said Malcolm. “I always enjoyed watching Daymond make his next business investment.”
As a student in the Graphic Communication Technologies career pathway of Milton Hershey School’s nationally-recognized Career and Technical Education program, Malcolm aspires to be an entrepreneur himself. He would like to go to college to become a graphic designer, but shares that his dream is to then attend the Fashion Institute of Technology so he can merge his graphic design talents with fashion design to start his own business.
Malcolm noted the example Daymond sets for him and other business-minded young people. “His story is proof that if you have drive and determination, dreams can be achieved,” Malcolm said.