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Globetrotters Visit Milton Hershey School

Zeus McClurkin, one of the stars of the Harlem Globetrotters, led an assembly at Memorial Hall that emphasized respect, included lots of student participation, and showcased the performers’ signature ball-handling tricks. McClurkin presented the 30-minute program to students in pre-K through 2nd grade as part of the Globetrotters’ efforts to help kids combat bullying in schools.

“If you want to be tall like me, be sure to drink your milk and listen to your teachers,” McClurkin joked. “But no matter what, be kind to each other.”

Zeus McClurkin, one of the stars of the Harlem Globetrotters, teaches a Milton Hershey School student how to spin a basketball on her fingertip.Bringing up student and teacher volunteers from the audience, McClurkin told the group they should work together a part of a TEAM—an acronym that stands for Talk, Empathize, Ask, and Mobilize. Each word shows a commitment to being a good teammate and encourages students to be caring to everyone they meet. These ideals, of course, also align with those of MHS.

With the Globetrotters’ world-famous theme music playing in the background, McClurkin ended the assembly by teaching a young student how to spin a basketball on her finger. Her fellow classmates cheered her on, inviting a huge smile from McClurkin as he reminded students to “always support each other.”

McClurkin’s visit to MHS was coordinated by the school in partnership with Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

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