Milton Hershey School Female Students Are Inspired at Women in Law Event
On Saturday, Nov. 6, 30 Milton Hershey School Senior Division female students attended a session during the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Commission on Women in the Profession 2021 Fall Retreat. The group was specifically invited to the Public Service Project session, during which three MHS students presented on the MHS Career and Technical Education (CTE) program’s Law, Public Safety, and Security career pathway. They fielded questions from attendees and had the opportunity for one-on-one conversations with retreat participants.
“The women in law event was an opportunity to see the faces and hear the voices of success despite adversity,” said Nina Farley, MHS senior. “It was a chance to hear from women about the struggles they faced, and continue to face, and how they overcome them. It reminded me that I, too, have what it takes within myself to accomplish my goals. The women helped to instill within me a newfound sense of confidence in everything I have accomplished and where I am headed.”
The theme for the retreat was “Empowerment, Celebrating Success, and Overcoming Obstacles,” and the professionals who attended the retreat spoke highly of the MHS students who presented.
“Having the opportunity to work with the MHS students might have been more of a learning opportunity for me than it was for them,” said Gina L. Miller, Esq., retreat co-chair. “Going into the project, I knew that MHS students were very accomplished, but learning more about their level of sophistication and their fields of study—including opportunities for forensic investigations, mock trial, and public speaking—made it clear that these young women are on a direct path to success already.”
The MHS Law, Public Safety, and Security CTE career pathway is designed to help students prepare for a variety of careers. With a courtroom and forensics lab on campus to enhance classroom instruction, students learn about different types of law, the criminal justice process, and how to investigate crime scenes. They also develop their public speaking, legal writing, and research skills.