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Smart Talk: Milton Hershey students get head start on college; Staying safe in cold weather

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Jan 6, 2015 3:52 PM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Wednesday, January 7, 2015:

It's called the College and Career Transition Program and it's designed to help students at the Milton Hershey School get a head start on their college careers.

The unique program involves 16 seniors from Milton Hershey who will complete a general-education course load of 15 college credits through Temple University-Harrisburg meaning the students will have college credits before graduating high school.  The courses will be taught on the Milton Hershey campus.

Appearing on Wednesday's Smart Talk to discuss the program are Bob Kemmery, Director of Career/Technical Education, Ken Brown, Financial Aid Coordinator, Tatiana Ariola, a student

-- all at the Milton Hershey School.


Bob Kemmery, Tatiana Ariola & Ken Brown

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Tatiana Ariola with her designs for the Hershey Bears.

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Also, the coldest temperatures of the year could be dangerous to those exposed or even people who don't heat their homes properly.

Pennsylvania's Physician General Dr. Carrie DeLone is on Smart Talk to provide tips on staying safe and healthy during extremely cold weather.

Dr. DeLone also provides an update on the spread of the flu during the winter season.

For more on ­­­this topic plus a deeper look at the changing tide of healthcare visit WITF's Transforming Health.  A partnership of WITF, Penn State Hershey Medical Center and WellSpan Health.


Dr. Carrie DeLone

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  • pretlow img 2015-01-07 10:02

    Great show today.... I would like to get more info and a contact number for the Milton Hershey college project .... I'm trying to start a similar project in chambersburg pa called S.O.S (save our sons) academy .... It's geared towards a mentorship coupled with football and soccer training starting from the 5th to 8th grade to create a better student athlete entering high school preparing for college ..... Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.