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MHS Students and Staff Participate in a Worldwide Coding Event

Starting on Friday, Dec. 4, Milton Hershey School students and staff are encouraged to participate in the worldwide Hour of Code event—a virtual opportunity where people of all experience levels complete programming activities online. The MHS community can participate individually or on a team of four to try to win special prizes.

Hour of Code Event

This MHS event was planned by two committees of students from MHS Computer and Coding Teacher Codie Smith’s class along with the Learning Resource Center’s Student Advisory Board. The committees worked alongside the LRC and MHS Computer Science Teacher Anthony O’Neal to plan and launch the event.

“The LRC believes in helping students learn new things by opening a book or through innovative technology,” said Jennifer Hendry, MHS Learning Resource Specialist. “This event gives us the opportunity to highlight a skill that can be used in many careers.”

MHS students at LRC

The event will kick off virtually on Dec. 4 at 7:00 p.m. and include alumni speakers, Jason Wolfe ’87 and Florinda Good-Gonzales ’19.

“With new coding electives on the way and a general need for programming education on the rise, this event is a great way to introduce coding to students who normally wouldn’t give it a second glance,” Hendry said.

This is a great opportunity for the MHS community to learn something new safely from the comfort of their own home. The online activities cover a variety of interests and difficulty levels that can be completed in an hour or less.


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