Milton Hershey School Seniors Celebrate Final 100 Days
Friday, March 5 marked 100 days until graduation for the Milton Hershey School Class of 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigation strategies, physical distancing, and a combination of virtual and in-person learning, the 2020-21 school year has been unlike any other for these graduating seniors. To excite this senior class as they embark on their final days at MHS, the Student Government Association (SGA) planned activities and initiatives surrounding the 100th day.
“In a school deeply rooted in meaningful traditions, our senior class leaders are helping to re-define a year full of new and meaningful memories,” said MHS Student Government Association Coordinator, Michelle Weber. “One hundred days until graduation marks a pivotal countdown for our students. It is an opportunity to not only start counting down the days, but to truly start making EVERY day count.”
As part of the festivities, an official 100 days countdown banner was hung in Fisher Hall—a first for this graduating class. In addition, MHS students in Elementary and Middle Division wrote motivational notes to the graduating seniors, and staff showed up early on Friday to encourage the graduating seniors as they walked to school.
The seniors also were challenged to participate in 21 initiatives. The list includes 21 actions that will create 21 memories for each senior before they graduate. The list includes, writing thank you notes, wearing their class colors, thanking staff members and cafeteria workers, taking a physically distant selfie with a teacher, and enjoying special treats.
“The initiatives were created by the senior class SGA,” said MHS Teacher and Junior/Senior Class SGA Advisor John Karavage. “It provides the graduating seniors a way to unite together during a time that has caused them to be physically apart. While many things in our world have changed, the strong sense of pride and passion for what it means to be an MHS senior have remained constant. The opportunity to take part in these 21 initiatives is a way to showcase that pride and passion and highlight the final years of their MHS journey as a student.”