Milton Hershey School Senior Appreciates Value of Athletics Program
By Jediah Pritz ’23, Office of Communications Intern
Milton Hershey School students receive inspiration from teachers, administrators, and each other. I appreciate the opportunity to reflect on a fellow member of the Class of 2023 who has illustrated to me the importance of staying dedicated to your personal goals, Kenneth Emile.
Kenny, as he is known to his friends, credits the MHS Athletics program for changing his life.
Kenny enrolled at MHS on Aug. 4, 2012 as a second-grade student. Sports instantly became part of his young life. Kenny could often be seen playing basketball, football, and even sometimes baseball, outside of student home Ross. No matter what challenges Kenny faced, he always stayed active.
In seventh grade, Kenny’s game advanced from his student home yard to the high-class athletic facilities available at MHS. He was excited to finally be one of the “big kids” he grew up admiring. Kenny worked hard and earned the starting quarterback position in his junior year.
Life is full of highs and lows, and Kenny faced a major setback in his senior year when he suffered a knee injury. Kenny overcame this challenge by focusing on his rehab and staying involved with athletics as a basketball and track assistant.
Kenneth Emile is one of the many MHS graduates who show Spartan Spirit. As I leave MHS, I will draw upon Kenny’s inspiration as I focus on my goals and face life’s challenges.