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Milton Hershey School Lifer Shares His Journey Forward

By Jediah Pritz ’23, Office of Communications Intern

The designation of “lifer” is granted to Milton Hershey School graduating seniors who enrolled at MHS in pre-K, kindergarten, or first grade. As you walk across the stage at your MHS graduation, your legacy as a lifer will be solidified among the more than 600 alumni that share this distinction. Recent graduate and varsity basketball player, Kyhree Green, shares his journey as a lifer and how basketball has helped him commit to his future.

Milton Hershey School senior Kyhree Green shares his journey during 11 years at the school.

Kyhree enrolled at MHS in 2012 as a first-grade student. Although he did not realize it at the time, enrolling at MHS saved him from the path he was on as a kid living in south Philadelphia.

In fact, Kyhree believes that he would not be where he is today without the many opportunities the school has provided him. MHS has played a significant role in making him who he is today, introducing him to healthy outlets at a young age.

At MHS he realized his love for sports, specifically basketball. He began playing the sport in seventh grade, eventually joining the varsity team. The connections he made with teammates while playing on the varsity team helped him successfully complete his senior year despite any challenges that Kyhree faced.

Kyhree Green shares his journey at Milton Hershey School where he played on the varsity basketball team.

Kyhree has gained more than friendships and a love of sports while at MHS. In fourth grade, he met his mentor, MHS Middle Division Assistant Principal Danielle Pierson, who he still stays in touch with.

As an MHS student for more than a decade, Kyhree knows success is much more than his wins in the classroom or on the court. He and his family made sacrifices so he could take the opportunity to attend MHS, changing the course of his life. Throughout his time at MHS, Kyhree gained friendships, a love of sports, and the drive to continue on the journey ahead of him.

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