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Milton Hershey School Promotes Its Fourth-Grade Students to Middle Division

On Friday, June 10, Milton Hershey School celebrated its fourth-grade students who are being promoted to Middle Division. To begin the program, Amanda Smith, MHS Elementary Division Principal, welcomed guests and shared a moment with parents/sponsors.

“Today is a bittersweet day at Memorial Hall, we are so sad to see these awesome fourth-graders move on to Middle Division, but we are so excited to see what they will accomplish and do in the future,” shared Smith. “I feel so honored to have been able to watch these amazing young people grow and mature over the last few years.”

Each student was recognized by their teachers on stage, receiving a promotion certificate and a gift to honor their transition to Middle Division.

Milton Hershey School students earned awards for modeling good character

Additionally, several students also earned awards for their achievements inside and outside of the classroom. Students were recognized for following the MHS Sacred Values of commitment to mission, integrity, positive spirit, and mutual respect. Two students were also honored with “Good Citizenship” awards for their positive energy throughout all areas of their lives.

Milton Hershey School fourth-graders are presented with awards

Danielle Pierson, MHS Middle Division Assistant Principal, gave the students words of encouragement and a warm welcome as they take the next step forward in their journey at MHS.

“Each and every student who is sitting in these seats and being promoted today should feel proud of their accomplishments,” shared Pierson. “To the parents/sponsors, houseparents, teachers, and community members who made this milestone possible for these fourth-graders, we thank you. On behalf of everyone in Middle Division, congratulations and welcome to the next step of your MHS journey!”

To conclude the momentous occasion, Travis Smith, MHS Elementary Division Assistant Principal, wished the fourth-graders and their families well as they move on to middle school. He shared that he—and every teacher, houseparent, and staff member—in Elementary Division cannot wait to see all that the MHS Class of 2030 will accomplish in Middle Division and beyond.

Congratulations to these rising fifth-graders and their families for reaching this milestone at MHS!

Milton Hershey School students and their families celebrated after the ceremony


2022 Milton Hershey School Fourth-Grade Promotion Ceremony

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