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Summer 2018 at Milton Hershey School

Summer is in full swing at Milton Hershey School, and so is the school’s Year-Round Experiences (YRE) program. Throughout the summer, students have the opportunity to participate in a multitude of enriching activities, internship opportunities, and real-world experiences.

Keep up with MHS students’ summer learning activities by viewing highlights below.

Week 1

Students enjoyed swimming in the outdoor pool and the opening of the Spartan Ice Cream Center. The younger students reeled in the week fishing!

Week 2

This week, MHS elementary students participated in craft projects and built their own rockets. On Thursday, several students had the opportunity to participate in a soccer clinic with professional soccer player and Hershey native Christian Pulisic.


Week 3

This week, MHS elementary and middle school students used logic and creativity to make various arts and crafts, including marshmallow launchers and air plant terrariums. Students also spent time outside playing games while enjoying the warmth.


Week 4

As the first half of the summer comes to a close, MHS students on the baseball team viewed the Cuba baseball exhibit at The Hershey Story Museum. Other rising juniors and seniors completed their four-week internships, learning new skills in their preferred career areas.


Week 5

This week, several MHS elementary students gave back by packaging meals for the Rise Against Hunger organization that sends food to people in need around the world. One fourth-grader also received an award for her essay on cultural diversity. Four high school students continued to practice for their upcoming trip to the Junior Olympics for track and field at the end of July.


Week 6

This week, students enjoyed fun-filled activities despite the rain. Elementary students played dodgeball and made their own ice cream, and to end the week, third- through ninth-graders participated in a mud run.


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