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MHS Encourages Creativity and Reflection During Annual Poetry Slam

Milton Hershey School staff and students recently hosted their fourth poetry slam—an annual event designed to promote creative writing and help students develop the confidence to perform their original poetry in front of an audience.

More than 40 students and staff attended this year’s event, which was centered around the theme, “Turn the Page.” Students were encouraged to reflect on new beginnings and fresh starts when writing their poems.

During the poetry slam, students were asked to recite their poems in front of the audience. A panel of staff members judged their work for performance, content, and creativity.

Congratulations to the following high school students who placed in the top three at this year’s poetry slam:

  • Makeda Wilson – First place for her untitled poem.
  • Gracie Hamman – Second place for her poem, “Dreamy Truth.”
  • Dominique Dargan – Third place for her poem, “When You Were Here.”

Milton Hershey School provides students with an inclusive and accepting community to express themselves and discover their passion for creative writing. In and out of the classroom, MHS students learn to embrace mutual respect and act with empathy to build meaningful connections that last a lifetime.

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.