Milton Hershey School Lifer Shares the Skills He Gained
Milton Hershey School has had more than 600 alumni enroll in pre-K, kindergarten, or first grade—or sometimes even earlier. At MHS, these students earn the distinction of being a “lifer” once they complete their 12 years of schooling and graduate. As we prepare to celebrate them at the school’s 89th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, June 11, we asked several of this year’s 18 lifers what their time at MHS has meant to them.
What does it mean to be an MHS lifer to you?
Being a lifer at MHS means you have grit. Those who have persevered through more than a decade at the school and did not give up achieved quite the accomplishment. Being a Milt is not easy. With the separation from family on a daily basis to the high expectations of MHS students, not just anyone can graduate from the school. To be a lifer means you took advantage of every opportunity and overcame all obstacles in front of you to create your own success.
How has your time at MHS helped prepare you for life after graduation?
What are you most looking forward to after graduation?
When you think about life after graduation from Milton Hershey School, as a lifer, what comes to mind?
Even when I am no longer an MHS student, I will remain a part of this community. Being a lifer or a Milt is a title that I get to keep for the rest of my life. My experiences here are what shaped me into the person I am today.