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Girls Grace Event Provides Skill-Building and Fun for Female High School Students

On Friday, Oct. 19 through Saturday, Oct. 20, 200 MHS female high school students participated in the third annual Girls Grace event.

The event builds on the character and leadership skills students learn through The Compass Project at Milton Hershey School. It is an opportunity for female high school students to come together and develop the skills necessary to become strong, successful young women.

Students participated in skill-building workshops focused on money management, hair care, goal-setting, finding your purpose, self-care, body impact, and businesswomen.

Thirty-three alumnae spoke during the event in addition to four women in business who participated in a panel discussion. The panel included Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Director of Attractions and the Guest Experience Laura Woodburn, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Manager of Diversity & Inclusion Jimetta Colston, AmeriHealth Caritas Director of IS Mimi Agnew, and Easton Arts Academic Elementary School Board of Trustees President Michelle Zattoni.

MHS Student Program Leader Sharice Johnson created the event and attributes its success to not only the panelists, but the MHS staff members who help plan and support the event.

“Our Girls Grace adult committee deserve recognition for their time and effort toward making this an impactful event for MHS students,” said Johnson. “Without our MHS staff members stepping up to give, this event wouldn’t be possible.”

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