He could of took the easy road, but he didn’t. His journey began as a 6th grader at A-C Valley and ended up on the road less traveled. After all how many kids are willing to leave their home and parents to better themselves?
Seeking opportunity and change, his family enrolled him ino the Milton Hershey school, a cost-free, private, co-residential school and home for children from lower income families located in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
“Moving into a new environment you have never been exposed to can be difficult, my first two years at school were rough. Since 7th grade I started to get involved in sports and that seemed to change things for me. I participated in football, swimming, baseball, soccer and even wrestling.
It was his soccer coach who noticed he had a talent for running. In his first two years as a freshman and sophomore he became a state runner each year. His senior year was hampered by an injury he sustained.
Andrew’s freshman year he was awarded an international trip to Italy and Greece and the opportunity to explore each countries cuisine as his interests were in Culinary Arts at the time.
At Milton Hershey, Andrew earned $95,000 towards his college education.
Andrew plans on attending Penn College of Technology in the fall to study business.
“Milton Hershey prepared me and others for post graduatuion, I am grateful to be a part of the Milton Hershey experience.”
A road well traveled. Congratulations to Andrew for his courage to make himself better.
Andrew is the son of Lisa and Albert Brammer of Parker, PA.
Cards of congrats can be sent to Andrew Brammer, 329 Parker Pike, Parker, PA 16049.