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Milton Hershey School Student Takes Third Place in Diversity Essay Contest

Over the summer, Milton Hershey School rising fifth-grader Iziah Lara was recognized for taking third place in the 2019 Dauphin County Cultural Diversity Essay Contest. Iziah’s essay answered the question, “How does diversity make our world a better place?” His essay spoke about how diversity teaches him to accept everyone.

“By winning this award, it makes me feel like I’ve inspired people,” said Iziah. “We’re all different, and we can help people who are different from us.”

Dauphin County Commission Mike Pries congratulates MHS student Iziah on placing third in a diversity essay contest.

Photo courtesy of Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries

Approximately 400 children ages 6 to 18 entered the contest. Iziah won for the age 6 to 10 category. He received a certificate and prize for his accomplishment from Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries who came to Iziah’s student home to give him his award.

“With young men like Iziah, the future of our great nation is in good hands,” said Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries.

Milton Hershey School aims to provide programs that enable each student to develop the skills for lifelong success. Through character and leadership development, a strong network of caring and trusted adults, and a safe and stable environment, MHS students become well-rounded, open-minded individuals who embrace diversity and become productive citizens.

Learn more about Milton Hershey School’s commitment to diversity and mutual respect.

Read Iziah’s essay.

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. View full Equal Opportunity Policy.