Milton Hershey School Students Honored as February 2020 Students of the Month
Milton Hershey School seniors Alelia Pettus and Nathaniel Boyd recently were selected as the February 2020 Rotary Students of the Month. They each will receive a certificate from the Rotary, are eligible for a scholarship, and will be recognized at a special luncheon on Monday, Feb. 3.
Alelia Pettus is from Scranton, Pennsylvania and arrived at Milton Hershey School as a first-grader in 2008. She has flourished at MHS through her academic achievements, leadership qualities, and efforts to serve our school community. Alelia has volunteered as a junior chapel leader, supported the school’s Helping Hands program, and actively participated in the school’s mentoring program. She is a member of the Student Government Association Executive Branch serving as secretary of student advocacy, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, and serves as a Year-Round Experiences counselor during the summer. Alelia hopes to attend New York University, the University of Pittsburgh, or Duquesne University to study biology in order to attend medical school and pursue a career in dermatology.
Nathaniel Boyd is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and enrolled at Milton Hershey School in 2016 as a freshman in high school. He has challenged himself with a rigorous course load that has included Honors- and college-level courses. Nathaniel has been on the school’s varsity basketball and track and field teams, and is an active member of National Honor Society. He also volunteers his time as a mentor to Middle Division students. In the spring of 2019, Nathaniel traveled to Costa Rica through the school’s Multicultural and Global Education program. Also, he completed an internship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center as a research lab assistant in the area of breast cancer research. Nathaniel hopes to attend UCLA, Arizona State University, or the University of Houston to study biomedical engineering and aspires to own and operate his own research lab.
Milton Hershey School partners with the Rotary Club of Hershey to create leadership and community service opportunities for MHS students.
Please congratulate these seniors when you see them on campus!