HHS announces April Students of the Month

Claire Sheppard, Copy Editor

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Jenny Kim, HHS senior, poses in the HHS library after being named April Student of the Month. She plans on attending the University of Virginia to study neuroscience and art. (Broadcaster/ Claire Sheppard)

Hershey High School (HHS) seniors, Jenny Kim and Ollie Herndon, were announced as April Students of the Month. These extraordinary students were chosen because of their hard work in HHS and in Hershey’s community.

Kim, female student of the month, is Co-President of student council, layout editor for the HHS yearbook, and a photographer for HHS Humans (an Instagram account dedicated to seniors at HHS).

When Kim was five, she moved to America from South Korea; she says one of her greatest accomplishments is learning the English language and making a future in the United States.

Kim plans on attending the University of Virginia to study neuroscience and art; she wants to be an ophthalmologist in the future.

Kim said, “I think what sets me apart from others is my dedication to not just being focused on one thing. I like to care for others but also want to grow as a person.”

Herndon, male student of the month, is involved in the marching band, Boy Scouts, Youth and Government, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Math Honor Society, and The Order of the Arrow (National Honors Society of the Boy Scouts of America).

He believes his greatest accomplishment is earning his Eagle Scout Award for Boy Scouts which took six years for him obtain. He also constructed a wooden tent platform at Camp Catherine to provide community members a place to camp and be outdoors.

Herndon plans on attending Bucknell University to study Political Science and then go to law school. He hopes one day to become a judge.

Both Kim and Herndon will receive honors at a Rotary Club luncheon. At the luncheon, they will present a short speech about their future plans and their accomplishments in high school. They will also be recognized at a Derry Township School Board meeting.  

Kim will also be recognized by the Federated Women’s Club in Hershey.