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MHS Students Honored as October Rotary Students of the Month

Milton Hershey School seniors Portia Cruz and Michael Shorlo were recently selected as the October 2019 Rotary Students of the Month. They will each receive a certificate from the Rotary, are eligible for a scholarship, and will be recognized at a special luncheon this month.

Portia Cruz is from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and started at MHS as a ninth grader. She has flourished at school in her academic achievements, leadership qualities, and community service. Portia is active in a variety of the school’s programs, including the Student Government Association (SGA) where she serves as executive branch vice president. She is also vice president of National Honor Society and a member of the Spanish and Technical NHS. Portia also traveled to Costa Rica through the school’s Multicultural and Global Education program. In addition to her MHS studies and community involvement, Portia balances a part-time job. She hopes to attend Bucknell University next year to study finance.

Michael Shorlo, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, has been an MHS student since fourth grade. In addition to taking honors, AP, and college level courses, he is a member of the varsity wrestling team and manager of the varsity football team. He currently serves as student body president of SGA and leads the executive branch team. Michael is also active in SOUL, a sustainability group designed to help make MHS an eco-friendly campus. While at MHS, he participated in an international trip to Germany and Switzerland and, most recently, completed a computer science internship at Harrisburg University as part of the Spartan Internship program. Michael hopes to attend The Pennsylvania State University to study forensic science.

Milton Hershey School partners with the Rotary Club of Hershey to create leadership and community service opportunities for MHS students.

Please congratulate these seniors when you see them on campus!

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