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MHS Elementary Students Get Excited About Reading

To promote literacy and build connections between Milton Hershey School alumni and elementary students, MHS recently hosted its annual Go R.E.D. (Read Every Day) Night.

More than 40 alumni returned to campus to read books to elementary schoolers, ranging in graduation years from 1946 to 2018.  President Pete Gurt ’85 also attended the event and engaged with elementary students.

“Go R.E.D. Night is a special elementary school tradition. The event is a celebration of reading and family, and creates excitement for our summer reading program,” said Jennifer Kemmery, English/Language Arts curriculum supervisor at MHS. “Our alumni are huge supporters of Go R.E.D. Night and share their love of reading with our elementary students.”

Alumni promote literacy

MHS students received various books as gifts and gained a deeper appreciation for reading and literacy. The Go R.E.D. program ensures students have access to quality books and state-of-the-art libraries throughout the year, so they can develop a consistent reading routine and a genuine appreciation for literacy.

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