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Commencement

Celebrating the Class of 2020

If this time in history has taught us anything, it is to embrace and celebrate the positive things in our lives. On Saturday, June 13, Milton Hershey School will hold a Virtual Commencement Ceremony, with elements including:

  • Personal recognition of each senior
  • Student speeches
  • A senior class video packed with memorable moments

We look forward to celebrating our seniors and acknowledging this milestone achievement. Read more about our soon-to-be graduates and their remarkable journeys.

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.

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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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