Milton Hershey School Everyday Hero: Hilda Dimopoulos
MHS Everyday Hero: A campaign acknowledging employees at MHS who are often found behind the scenes and show up every day to make a difference in the lives of our students.
Hilda Dimopoulos, MHS Administrative Assistant
“Hilda is a long-time employee of Milton Hershey School. At each step of her career journey, she has remained committed to the central focus of our mission—serving students. She is solution-oriented in all areas of her work and tirelessly puts forth the effort to improve the lives of staff and students on a daily basis.”— William (Skip) Weber, MHS Head of Senior Division.
1. What brought you to MHS?
I lived in the heart of NYC. I was ready for a change and even found a house in Manheim Township. It was sometime in September 1997 that I received a call for a job interview. It turned out that my interview was scheduled on the same day that I was closing on my new house. I was offered the job on the spot; needless to say, my day ended in two very high notes. The one common thread is the investment in our students’ academics, home life, and making sure we help launch them into their desired path.
2. How have you stepped up this year to help MHS as a whole?
Early on, there were many students who did not have the resources at home that they needed to participate in virtual learning including WiFi. MHS jumped in and filled the gap. The IT department and I worked together to get portable WiFi access for every student who needed it.
3. What is your favorite aspect of the MHS community?
We are truly a community that feels like a family. The school’s mission anchors us, keeps us focused, and helps our motives stay consistent with those of Mr. and Mrs. Hershey.
4. What is your favorite memory at MHS thus far?
My favorite memory happens every June. My album of sweet MHS memories contains the smiles and tears of students who “made it.” I see them in their struggles and in their victories; the greatest one being walking across the stage at Commencement.
5. Tell us something about your job that few people know?
I consider my job to be the connecting point. My job requires a good-working knowledge of the MHS culture, practices, and procedures. It also requires organization and relies on professional relationships in the community.
Are you an Everyday Hero? Do you know someone who is deserving of this title? Email us their name and title at Milton Hershey School