Milton Hershey School Facilities, Athletes Showcased at Sporting Events
Milton Hershey School’s top-notch athletic facilities and talented athletes were on display on May 19 and 20 during two unique sporting events. The school hosted Mr. PA Football Elite College Showcase and a Team and Technique wrestling camp.
The Mr. PA Football Elite College Showcase brought more than 20 high school football teams and about a dozen college coaches to the MHS campus. The school’s varsity football Coach Jeff Boger said the event gave college football coaches a chance to see MHS athletes’ talent on their home turf.
“At MHS, we work hard to prepare these students for higher competition and appreciate the coaches coming here to see what our athletes have to offer,” said Boger.
Rylan Good, MHS Admissions Regional Recruiter, said events such as the Mr. PA Football Elite College Showcase are important opportunities to expose community members to MHS.
“We are trying to use our facilities to get MHS on the map in the athletic world,” Good said. “We want people to think of the school when they think of football.”
Similarly, the Team and Technique camp gave wrestlers from MHS and other schools the chance to perfect their skills on the mat. For many, it was their first time in the Spartan Center Athletic Complex. The complex includes basketball courts, strength training, aerobic rooms, a pool, and an indoor track.
Through the MHS athletics program, students learn so much more than just how to play a certain sport. Sports participation helps MHS students collaborate with their peers and work toward a common goal. Through this, they build strong character and leadership skills. Learning about defeat is a valuable lesson, as well.
Boger said joining the MHS athletics program 14 years ago was one of the best decisions he ever made.
“I love the opportunity to work with kids and know that I am making a difference in their lives,” Boger said.
MHS offers varsity and JV teams for 13 sports. More than 600 students participate annually. Our program has produced many championship seasons ending with state and district titles.