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Commencement Weekend 2021

Celebrating the Class of 2021

Milton Hershey School recognized the Class of 2021 on June 11-12, 2021, with a Virtual Commencement Ceremony and Senior Celebration Car Processional. Rewatch both event live streams and learn more about our newest graduates below.

Senior Celebration Car Processional

Watch a replay of the Senior Celebration Car Processional live stream held on June 12, 2021.


Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Rewatch the MHS Virtual Commencement Ceremony held on  June 11, 2021.

Milton Hershey School Senior Award Recipients Class of 2021

Senior Award Recipients

MHS recognized a special group of seniors at its Virtual Commencement Ceremony on Friday, June 11, 2021—its award winners. The entire MHS community celebrates these students and their hard work and achievements.

  • Valedictorian: Lydia Lausch
  • Salutatorian: Derrick Nhin
  • Most Nearly Ideal Senior: Elijah Espaillat
Milton Hershey School graduate of the Class of 2021 at Senior Celebration Car Processional

Resilience: A Year of Stories

Inspiring moments of resilience and adaptation tell the story of the Class of 2021. We reflect back on a year of positive spirit and keeping our future in focus.

These experiences forever will be a part of us. And, we will remember that although distanced, we are closer than ever.

Read the Full Senior Story Collection

Universal Congratulations

Milton Hershey School recognizes the resilient Class of 2021 and their many accomplishments from their time at MHS. View two feature videos or watch our complete Commencement 2021 playlist.

A Message from MHS Seniors

Class of 2021 Senior Year Memories

Milton Hershey School graduate of the Class of 2021 at Senior Celebration Car Processional

Class of 2021 Accomplishments

As a senior class, 237 students have benefited from a top-notch education, nurturing home life program, and comprehensive student health services. Learn more about their many accomplishments as a class.

MHS Class of 2021 Lifers

MHS Lifers: 16 in '21

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 16 lifers in the Class of 2021.

Meet MHS Lifer Makayla Jackson Meet This Year's Lifers Learn Why It's Significant

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 2021 playlist.

Persevering Despite Challenges

Senior Lydia Lausch continued to pursue her passion for music despite canceled competitions this school year.

Out-of-This-World Experience

Senior Russell Morse participated in the 2020-21 NASA HUNCH Culinary Challenge and saw a glimpse into his future dream job.

MHS Class of 1935 at graduation

Graduation Through the Years

With the Class of 2021, Milton Hershey School surpassed 11,000 graduates at its 87th Commencement Ceremony. Take a step back in time to compare graduations of years past to modern-day ceremonies.

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