Grace Wong – Senior Spotlight
This post originally appeared on MHSKids.org
When Grace Wong crosses the stage on Commencement day, she’ll join a long list of MHS graduates known as “lifers.” These alums enrolled at Milton Hershey School in pre-K, kindergarten, or first grade.
Originally from central Pennsylvania, Grace enrolled at MHS when she was 6 years old after her mom heard about the school from their pastor. She found her niche in the Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) department at MHS, performing with the marching band, taking piano lessons, and participating in Art Media. She also found a love of languages, specifically French – a language she was able to use when she traveled to Eastern Europe as part of the school’s Multicultural and Global Education initiative.
This fall, Grace will be attending Gettysburg College, but she hasn’t picked a major.
“I don’t know what I’m going to major in,” Grace said. “That’s why I’m currently enrolled in the Temple Program at MHS. If I pass all my classes, I’ll earn 17 credits and I’m hoping that will clear some room in my schedule so I can explore different fields at Gettysburg.”
Thanks to academic partnerships like the Temple Program, MHS students like Grace have the opportunity to experience college course work and become better equipped for postsecondary success.
“I’m excited to attend Gettysburg College,” Grace said. “I like their mission because it’s about service and helping others. Their motto is ‘Do great work.’ I really like that.”
For more than 100 years, Milton Hershey School has helped children to realize their full potential by offering a top-notch education to students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade from income-eligible families.
Milton Hershey School is a cost-free, private, coeducational school in Hershey, PA. The school offers state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technology and hundreds of extracurricular activities.
Milton and Catherine Hershey established the school in 1909 to provide a positive, structured home life year-round to help children gain the skills to be successful in all aspects of life.
Today, more than 2,000 students from across the U.S. attend Milton Hershey School. They have access to unique award-winning programs, experienced teachers and caring adult mentors.
Curriculum includes rigorous academics with opportunities for hands-on learning, after-school homework hours and tutoring assistance. Because class sizes are small, students get individualized attention and the opportunity to explore their own interests and abilities.
Milton Hershey School believes all children deserve the very best education regardless of their financial circumstances. A family’s income should not determine a child’s outcome.