MHS Presents at The Hershey Story Museum’s Business Partners in Education Breakfast
On Thursday, April 27, Milton Hershey School students and staff joined the local Hershey, Pennsylvania community at The Hershey Story Museum’s annual Business Partners in Education Breakfast. The event, which focuses on centering the community around education, brings together business leaders and educators to raise proceeds and awareness for the youth education programs at The Hershey Story Museum.
Students, staff, and leadership from across campus attended the breakfast, in addition to Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning staff, and several representatives from the Milton Hershey School Alumni Association. MHS President Pete Gurt ’85 served as the keynote speaker and shared updates on MHS, CHS, and the 14 East building, commonly known as the Hershey Community Center.
“Earlier this month, our Student Government Association held a leadership conference on our campus. It was on a Saturday morning—after a long school week and workweek for everyone there. There were more than 200 students who attended, but there were also some of the most prominent business leaders in our community—many representing our Hershey entities,” he shared. “These moments and these relationships will carry on long after our students graduate and be an inspiration to change their lives and the lives of their families.”
During his keynote address, MHS Visual and Performing Arts students from New Horizons select choir and the Spartan Band surprised the audience with a special performance which included several numbers. The performance excited the crowd for the day ahead and showcased the school’s talented student performers.
Attendees at the breakfast included several Hershey entity partners, including the M.S. Hershey Foundation, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, and The Hershey Company. These partnerships are important because they provide opportunities for MHS students to succeed. From offering internships, career-focused education, and mentorship relationships, our Hershey entity partners help expose MHS students to variety of career fields.
Gurt added: “Mr. Hershey would be proud to see his businesses, his town, and his school not only working together, but achieving more together.”
The event concluded with an awards ceremony honoring students who placed in the History Contest for Young Writers, which is hosted annually by The Hershey Story Museum.