MHS Recognizes Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Employee
On Oct. 7, Milton Hershey School proudly recognized Kelly Meyer of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts for her outstanding commitment to MHS students in coordinating internship and co-op experiences throughout the organization.
For nearly five years, Kelly has been a member of an advisory committee in the school’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. Local business leaders, industry experts, and MHS staff join this committee to create lessons, projects, job shadowing, and other work experiences for MHS students.
Kelly was instrumental in the placement of 26 MHS high school students with internship positions at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts as part of this summer’s Spartan Internship program. Overall, the internship program experienced its highest participation rate ever with 91 students completing internships at local businesses and organizations. Student experiences aligned with their chosen career paths and gave them opportunities to learn directly from professionals.
“We are grateful to Kelly for all she has done for our students. She understands the school’s commitment to technical training, internships, and apprenticeships and does everything in her power to set our students up for success,” said Dave Curry, MHS Director of Career and Technical Education. “By providing opportunities for students to learn, hands-on, outside of the classroom, Kelly is a shining example of how we are unified under the vision of our founder, Milton Hershey.”
Milton Hershey School’s CTE program prepares students to graduate both college and career-ready by combining tailor-made instruction and hands-on learning with the ability to gain industry-recognized certifications and real-life experience. Students are introduced to the 12 career pathways as early as elementary school and narrow their interest areas the remainder of their high school career.