June 19, 2019

‘My Hometown’ – Emily Nothnagle


Emily Nothnagle | Hershey, Pennsylvania
Junior | Pistol

Q. What do you love most about your hometown?

A. My favorite thing about Hershey is how proud the town is of its history. Milton Hershey created the town when he started his chocolate factory there and everything in the town reflects that. Even the streetlights are shaped like Hershey Kisses!

Q. How do you describe your hometown in one word?

A. Sweet!

Q. What is your favorite memory from your hometown?

A. My favorite memory from my hometown is going to Hershey Park with friends.

Q. What do you miss most about your hometown?

A. I miss the smell of chocolate in the air.

Q. How often do you go home?

A. Unfortunately, I only go home twice a year. I spend all of winter break with my family and a few weeks in the summer before heading off to school or work!

Q. Does your family still live in your hometown and how long have they been living there?

A. My family still lives in Hershey, and they have been there for about 25 years.

Q. What is the biggest difference between your hometown and Columbus?

A. Hershey is a small suburb that makes most of its money from tourism and chocolate. It’s pretty homogeneous, especially compared to the vast array of cultural events in Columbus. There always seems to be something new going on in the city whereas Hershey tends to be very consistent.

Q. What is the most popular thing to do in your hometown?

A. The most popular thing to do in my hometown is to go to Hershey Park!

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Q. Is there anyone famous from your hometown?

A. Christian Pulisic is from Hershey!

Q. How has your hometown contributed to where you are today?

A. Hershey gave me tons of opportunities to get involved with a wide variety of extracurricular activities. I am so grateful to have been able to shoot with the Palmyra Pistol team and be involved in the HHS Music Department.

Q. What is the population of your hometown?

A. About 14,257 people live in Hershey.

Q. What sport is popular in your hometown?

A. Football is very popular back home.

Q. How many kids attended your high school?

A. I graduated in a class of 279 students, so my high school has about 1,120 kids in it.

Q. Is there local food your hometown is known for?

A. Hershey’s chocolate!

Q. What are your local sports teams?

A. The Hershey Bears hockey team is the only sports team in Hershey.

Q. Most prominent industry/line of work?

A. The most prominent line of work is working for Hershey Company in some way, whether it’s in Chocolate World, Hershey Park, or Hershey Foods.

Q. What do people from your hometown ask you?

A. People always ask me why I chose Ohio State instead of Penn State, but the answer is simple — the pistol team here is unparalleled. I could never give up the opportunity to be a Buckeye!

Q. If you could have grown up somewhere else, would you have?

A. Absolutely not! Growing up in Hershey made me into the person that I am, and I’m so grateful for all of the opportunities and experiences that I have had.

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