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Student Leadership Conference Focuses on Building Connections and Being Golden

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Milton Hershey School’s Senior Division Student Government Association (SGA) held its sixth annual leadership conference at Catherine Hall. Students heard firsthand leadership experiences and insights from area business leaders as well as MHS board members, staff, and alumni.

More than 170 high school students rotated through various workshops throughout the day focused around this year’s conference theme: “Be Golden—Developing Our Passion and Perseverance to Accomplish Our Goals.”

“It’s amazing to see how students will take a day on their weekend and share it with community leaders, peers, and MHS alumni to better themselves and learn what it takes to be golden,” said Michelle Weber, MHS SGA Coordinator. “We want our students to experience what leadership is through the eyes of our local business community and MHS alumni. We were fortunate to have such well-versed professionals participate this year.”

Those professionals included executives and leaders from Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, Hershey Trust Company, The Hershey Company, and more.

The SGA leadership conference is held each year. SGA members create and execute the conference to help their peers build upon and strengthen their leadership and character skills from adult leaders.

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