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MHS Junior Earns Honorable Mention for Global Leadership Summit Project

Recently, Milton Hershey School junior, Mackenzie Lewis, received an honorable mention for a weShare project that was part of a Global Leadership Summit in Berlin, Germany this past summer. Mackenzie’s project was titled, “The Importance of Self-Expression.”

Student pose for a photo during the Global Leadership Summit

In June, Mackenzie and a group of 24 MHS high school students went on a 12-day educational tour through Germany and Switzerland as part of the school’s Multicultural and Global Education program. The students visited Berlin, Germany, and spent two days attending a Global Leadership Summit on the influence of technology.

“I learned that it’s important to be open-minded when traveling,” said Mackenzie. “During the trip, there were times when I could have easily sat out, but instead I decided to join in. Because of being open-minded and joining in I was able to meet new people and truly enjoy the experience.”

For her project, Mackenzie utilized an online platform called weShare to document her time on the educational tour, investigate a particular challenge during the trip, and then reflect on the experience once she returned home. Her guiding question for the project was, “Why is self-expression important in society?”

Milton Hershey School’s Multicultural and Global Education program provides high school students with opportunities to gain worldly experiences through international travel. The goal of the program is for students to gain a better understanding of themselves, different cultures, and the systems in which they live.

Congratulations Mackenzie on receiving this recognition!

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