2010-07-16 / Milestones

Locals Graduate Milton Hershey School

Two Queens County students graduated recently from Milton Hershey School (MHS), a privately endowed school located in Hershey, PA. They are Cesar Ramirez, son of Victoria Enriquez, Jamaica; and Brittney Whyms, niece of Charles Whyms, Far Rockaway.

Ramirez was admitted to MHS in 2002 where he was an active member of football, basketball, track and field (5th in Districts), baseball teams; member of varsity choir; and manager of the field hockey team. In addition, he was consistently listed on the School’s Honor Roll each marking period, and participated in both Mock Trial and the Big Brother Program. Ramirez was presented the Varsity “H” Medal, the most prestigious activity award given by Milton Hershey School. He will attend Lehigh University.

An MHS student since her admission in 2003, Whyms participated in basketball, cross country, and track and field. She also was awarded the Varsity “H” Medal. Whyms plans to attend college to further her education.

Founded in 1909 by chocolate industrialist Milton S. Hershey and his wife Catherine, Milton Hershey School is a private residential school, located in Hershey, PA, that provides a home, quality education, food, and clothing to students in financial and social need free-of-cost to the students and their families. For 100 years, the School has been a special place where children can open doors to a brighter future. For more information, visit the School’s website at www.mhs-pa.org or call 717-520-2000.

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