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Grace Wong – Senior Spotlight

When Grace Wong crosses the stage on Commencement day, she’ll join a long list of MHS graduates known as “lifers.” These alums enrolled at Milton Hershey School in pre-K, kindergarten, or first grade.

Originally from central Pennsylvania, Grace enrolled at MHS when she was 6 years old after her mom heard about the school from their pastor. She found her niche in the Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) department at MHS, performing with the marching band, taking piano lessons, and participating in Art Media. She also found a love of languages, specifically French – a language she was able to use when she traveled to Eastern Europe as part of the school’s Multicultural and Global Education program.

Grace Wong standing in front of a wall.

This fall, Grace will be attending Gettysburg College, but she hasn’t picked a major.

“I don’t know what I’m going to major in,” Grace said. “That’s why I’m currently enrolled in the Temple Program at MHS. If I pass all my classes, I’ll earn 17 credits and I’m hoping that will clear some room in my schedule so I can explore different fields at Gettysburg.”

Thanks to academic partnerships like the Temple Program, MHS students like Grace have the opportunity to experience college course work and become better equipped for postsecondary success.

“I’m excited to attend Gettysburg College,” Grace said. “I like their mission because it’s about service and helping others. Their motto is ‘Do great work.’ I really like that.”

Grace Wong standing on a football field.

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