Milton Hershey School Middle Division Student Learns About Engineering and Physics through Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
This summer, MHS seventh-grader Christian Schofield attended the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he grew his passion and skillset in the area of engineering.
Since enrolling at MHS in 2014, Christian has consistently earned excellent grades and has shown good character in and out of the classroom—growing his love for learning along the way. Michelle Schofield, Christian’s mother, noticed her son’s potential and knew she needed to help challenge Christian to reach higher.
Michelle’s passion for her son’s success, and the support she received from MHS, allowed Christian to apply and be accepted into the Center for Talented Youth—becoming the first MHS Middle Division student to ever be accepted into the program at Muhlenberg College.
“I am very proud to be Christian’s mother and on this journey with him,” shared Michelle. “Helping him reach his goals and dreams seemed beyond my scope until I realized how to use my resources.”
The Center for Talented Youth is a program designed to assist talented and gifted students in their pursuit of learning. During the three week program, every student has opportunities to participate in a rigorous educational experience—making lifelong friends along the way who share their passion for learning.
This opportunity allowed Christian to learn about the principles of engineering and learn about topics he may have never learned until college. Topics that helped solidify his dream of becoming an aerospace engineer for NASA.
“This program offered Christian an opportunity to engage in challenging academic work with other students who think like him and are aspiring to work in the same career field,” said Michelle. “He is also building on skills that MHS taught him: faith, integrity, self-management, decision making, and relationship skills. I am very proud of him.”