Halloween Celebrations at Milton Hershey School
On Friday, Oct. 30, Milton Hershey School students celebrated Halloween in socially-distanced ways across campus.
In Elementary Division, students worked hard to earn 5,000 “Milt Money” dollars to wear costumes to school. The students achieved, and surpassed, their goal by earning one “Milt Money” dollar every time a student demonstrated commitment to health and safety by wearing their face covering properly. Students celebrated the holiday in their classrooms with sweet treats and fun activities throughout the day.
In Middle Division, the Student Government Association (SGA) organized a spirit week. Throughout the week, students participated in matching Monday, dressed to show support for their favorite sports team on Tuesday, wore crazy hair on Wednesday, and demonstrated their Spartan pride on Thursday during brown and gold day. The week concluded with a costume day on Friday. On Saturday, Oct. 31, Middle Division students will participate in a trunk or treat with their houseparents.
In Senior Division, each student was treated to a bag full of candy and spooky treats packaged by the SGA and Cultural Advisory Committee. SGA also wrote notes of appreciation to SD teachers as well. On Friday, students and staff were allowed to wear jeans and participate in a hallway decorating contest. In addition, MHS senior division students involved in the M.O.L.D. mentoring program are participating in a virtual pumpkin carving activity with their mentors.
The Halloween fun continues in student homes and TL buildings where all students will receive HERSHEY’S candy from President Pete Gurt ’85 and his wife Jane. Student homes also participated in a Halloween pumpkin decorating activity thanks to a donation from The Hershey Company.