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Milton Hershey School Student From Scranton, PA Prepares for College

By Cora Frishko, 11th-grade student

MHS student Cora FrishkoAs a Senior Division student at Milton Hershey School, I am pushing myself to be the best version of myself and learn new things every day. Next year, I will be a part of the Transitional Living (TL) program where senior students live in independent apartments and learn daily responsibilities like financial literacy, healthy habits, and community living.

I enrolled at MHS as a fifth-grade student in 2014. My family from Scranton, Pennsylvania heard about the school through a family member who had a child attending at the time. I knew if I came here and left my home area that I would have a better chance at life.

Six years later, I am preparing for my senior year at MHS and looking at colleges to attend. Thanks to the MHS’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, I was able to learn about career pathways and participate in hands-on learning opportunities before choosing a major in college. I am currently taking classes in the Law, Public Safety & Security career path.

Milton Hershey School student trains for a career as a lawyer during a mock trial.

MHS also provides opportunities to make strong connections. I participate in the Student Government Association’s Breaking the M.O.L.D. mentoring program where staff members are paired with Senior Division students. The program is designed to help students build long-lasting relationships far beyond MHS.

I am very thankful to MHS for all of the opportunities it has provided me and preparing me for college. My advice to incoming students is to try your best and take everything seriously. You can thrive and make a better life for yourself thanks to MHS founders Milton and Catherine Hershey.

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