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Milton Hershey School Students Earn Top Honors in Rotary Contests

Milton Hershey School students took top honors in the Rotary Club of Hershey’s 2024 speech and essay contests. Each year, the club invites students from local high schools to submit speeches and essays focused on the Rotary Four Way Test – Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Milton Hershey School students recently captured honors in the Rotary Club of Hershey Speech and Essay Contests.

Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It closely resembles the MHS Sacred Values of commitment to mission, integrity, positive spirit, and mutual respect.

Milton Hershey valued loyalty, honesty, respect, and integrity. He expected both students and employees to uphold these values. Even the first school viewbook, dating back to 1912, emphasizes character.

Students who participated in the Rotary contests are enrolled in Paul Gaspich’s Law, Public Safety and Security (LPSS) class. Rotarians recognized the students during their weekly meeting on March 4. The first-place winners in each contest read their work during the meeting.

Winners of the speech contest are: Julianna Wiltshire, first; Preston Barnett, second; and Alyssa Garber, third. Winners of the essay contest are: Edwina Caulker, first; and Melynna Mangual, second.

“This is so significant that MHS LPSS students once again swept the top positions for Hershey Rotary contests,” Gaspich said.

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