MHS Students Advance to National SkillsUSA Competition
On April 10-12, five Milton Hershey School students competed at the state SkillsUSA competition after placing first at the district competition in February. MHS students tested their career technical skills against 1,700 high school students from across Pennsylvania.
For the first time in school history, all five students received a medal at the state level. MHS sophomores Kloé Cunningham, Riley Hoppe, and Morgan Todd received gold medals for the Crime Scene Investigation category. They will advance to the National SkillsUSA competition on June 24-28.
MHS seniors Rachel Seymour and Matthew Ng were also recognized for their abilities, receiving silver medals in the Job Interview and Technical Drafting categories of competition.
Throughout the school year, MHS staff members have mentored students and held weekly training sessions to help them prepare for the competition. These experiences helped students learn from professionals in their chosen field and expand on their classroom learning.
SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry professionals working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. The MHS SkillsUSA chapter is connected to the school’s award-winning Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.