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News From Activities Director

    News from the Activities Director

Finally, the spring weather has emerged but sunshine has been hard to come by this year.  We have had many of our activities affected by the weather this spring.  Track, tennis, and golf have had meets postponed and rescheduled.  Through the adversity of not competing as much, our student-athletes are still working hard.

We just had our annual high school honor/activity awards night.  It was a huge success as we got to see multiple students get awards and be recognized for their accomplishments in the classroom and on the playing fields.   We have amazing students here at Hershey Public Schools and that was shown in a great way that night.

Our chorus and band programs competed at District music this year, as we hosted the District Music competition for the second year in a row.  A special thanks to Jadyn Johnson, Ian Nelson, Kristin Benjamin, Teresa Rotert, Sherri Laubner, Diana Connell and our entire staff for making it a huge success.

Our golf team and girl’s tennis teams have had many meets so far and have seen a lot of success.  They look forward to finishing their seasons strong.  Our tennis coach John Lehmer, is in his second year and has done an amazing job building on last year with the girls.  Some of our golfers have come away with individual medals from their meets this year.  Tennis already will be able to participate at state in Lincoln but golf will have to participate at Districts at Cambridge hoping to qualify for state.

The track and field team has seen a lot of success this year so far.  Congratulations to all of our track and field athletes and good luck the rest of the year.  On April 18th we held our 7th annual Mike Troxel Invitational.  It was a huge success; even if the weather didn’t cooperate at times.  Thank you for all the field judges, timers and pickers, and other volunteers that helped out.  I cannot run a track meet without your time and efforts.  I cannot thank you all enough!

School is only weeks away from being done and summer break will be here for us all.  It is crazy to think that the school year is almost over.  As I look back over this school year I could not be more proud of what this school has accomplished in all of our activities.  This year truly was another banner year and many memories were made that we all will cherish for a very long time.  I am excited to see what the rest of school year has in store for us. Congratulations to all of the seniors on a great high school career and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors!

Jared Thomsen

Hershey Public Schools

Activities Director/Assistant Principal