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MHS Students Empower Others During “Wildflower” Event

To celebrate the power of community and encourage their peers to find confidence, a group of Milton Hershey School senior girls recently organized a “Wildflower” event. The goal of the event was to celebrate inner beauty and recognize students who display kindness toward one another.

“The girls participated in confidence-building activities and heard from various speakers,” said Ariel Hopkins, coordinator of character development and religious programming at MHS. “The team of girls who planned the event wanted to remind their peers that they are beautiful and unique in their own way, just like wildflowers.”

MHS students created empowering "Wildflower" event

MHS seniors Nashaya Goodman, Re’Naye Waklatsi, and Thalia Vega spoke about self-identity and discovering the unique qualities that make each person beautiful. MHS alumna Shamira Miller ’17 also encouraged students by sharing her experiences and reminding them that their value, worth, and identity should not be defined by others.

The event helped students build positive connections with one another, giving them opportunities to write encouraging notes and share wildflower pins with others. During the event, MHS senior Sandy Good-Gonzales also received an award for her kind and compassionate spirit.

Through social and emotional skill-building, along with character and leadership development, Milton Hershey School students learn how to empower, support, and lead one another.

Learn more about our character and leadership development program.


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