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Virtual Commencement Weekend

Celebrating the Class of 2020

Milton Hershey School celebrated Commencement Weekend, June 13-14, 2020, with a Virtual Commencement Ceremony and a Senior Celebration Car Processional. As a community, we recognized our seniors’ remarkable journeys and acknowledged this milestone achievement.

Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Rewatch the MHS Virtual Commencement Ceremony live stream and celebrate the Class of 2020. This event originally aired on Saturday, June 13, 2020.

Milton Hershey School students in the Class of 2020 gather together at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year for the annual Senior Pinning Ceremony.

Rising Above: A Year of Stories

Vibrant moments of student success and positive spirit tell the story of the Class of 2020. We reflect back on celebrating the MHS 110th anniversary at Founders Feast last fall, sharing art and music to lift spirits during tougher times this spring, and more.

These experiences forever will be a part of us. And, we will remember that even when we are apart, we are together.

Read the Full Senior Story Collection

Senior Celebration Car Processional

Rewatch the MHS Senior Celebration Car Processional live stream. This event originally aired on Sunday, June 14, 2020.


Senior Award Recipients

MHS recognized a special group of seniors at its Virtual Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, June 13, 2020—its award winners. The entire MHS community celebrates these students and their hard work and achievements.

  • Valedictorian: Kadin Becker
  • Salutatorian: David Li
  • Most Nearly Ideal Student: Alelia Pettus
Read the Full List of Award Winners

Universal Congratulations

Milton Hershey School recognizes the unique circumstances every graduate, everywhere, had to face this year. We commend your positive spirit. View two feature videos or watch our complete Commencement 2020 playlist.

MHS Honors the Class of 2020

Class of 2020 Senior Year Memories

MHS student Gabe Rojas interns at the Hershey Lodge.

Class of 2020 Statistics

The members of the MHS Class of 2020 have achieved so much—and we are so proud of their grit and determination. Learn more about this group of seniors by the numbers: scholastic accomplishments, athletic and Visual and Performing Arts success, post-graduation plans, and more.

See the Data at #MiltGrad2020

Senior Showcase

At Milton Hershey School, we see what our students can achieve when given the best resources in education. View two feature videos or watch our complete Class of 2020 playlist.

Thriving through Opportunities

Nathaniel Boyd embraced many opportunities to learn in the classroom, the court and field, and in real-world work experiences.

Transforming Thanks to Support

Valerie Callaghan grew as an individual and developed her higher education plan thanks to support from MHS trusted adults.

In the Milton Hershey School Class of 2020, there are 21 students who are lifers.

MHS Lifers

Milton Hershey School celebrates a special group of graduates each year called “lifers.” Lifers are students who begin at MHS in first grade or earlier and remain enrolled through graduation. There are 22 lifers in the Class of 2020.

Meet This Year's Lifers
Learn Why It's Significant

The Class of 1943's Commencement ceremony.

Graduation through the Years

As a 110-year-old school, Milton Hershey School has witnessed the graduation of nearly 11,000 students. Take a step back in time to compare graduations of years past to modern-day ceremonies.

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