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Commencement 2023

Celebrating the Class of 2023

Milton Hershey School recognized the Class of 2023 on June 11, 2023, with a special Commencement Ceremony at Giant Center. Rewatch the event livestream and learn more about our newest graduates below.

Commencement Ceremony

Rewatch the MHS Commencement Ceremony, originally held on Sunday, June 11 at 10 a.m. and celebrate the Class of 2023.

The ceremony included:

  • Personal recognition of each senior
  • Student speeches
  • A senior class video packed with memorable moments
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Milton Hershey School 2023 senior awards recipients stand with MHS President Gurt '85.

Senior Awards Recipients

On Sunday, June 4, MHS recognized members of the Class of 2023 for their achievements inside and outside the classroom. The entire MHS community celebrates these students and their accomplishments.

Read the Full List of Award Winners
Milton Hershey School student stands with a Dickinson College sweatshirt on.

Class of 2023 Accomplishments

As a senior class, 217 students achieve a new milestone by becoming graduates from MHS.

Learn More about their Accomplishments

Universal Congratulations

Milton Hershey School congratulates the phoenix Class of 2023 for all they’ve accomplished at MHS. We look forward to supporting them in the next chapter of their lives!

Watch the Class of 2023 Playlist

2023 Senior Reflections

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2023 Senior Year Look Back

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Milton Hershey School 2023 Alumnus of the Year speaks at Commencement.

2023 MHS Alumnus of the Year 

MHS named Robin Ferrer ’00 as the 2023 Alumnus of the Year in recognition of his commitment and dedication to providing quality health care and leadership to his community in New York City—even amidst a global pandemic. Ferrer is proud to receive this honor and be the first Hispanic alumnus to receive the prestigious award.

Read His Success StoryHear Robin’s Story

Senior Chapel and Awards Ceremony

To kick off end-of-year celebrations, the MHS Class of 2023 gathered on Sunday, June 4 for a Senior Chapel Service and Awards Ceremony in Founders Hall. The program included:

  • Senior speeches
  • Student readings
  • Musical performances

Celebrate the soon-to-be graduates by rewatching the ceremony livestream.

Read More about the Ceremony
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Milton Hershey School celebrates lifers in the Class of 2023.

MHS Lifers: From Day 1 to Day WON

MHS 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 18 lifers in the Class of 2023.

Meet This Year's LifersLearn Why It's Significant

Milton Hershey School seniors receive their class rings as a part of Commencement Weekend activities.

Fulfilling the Hersheys' Legacy

The Class of 2023 has now joined the more than 11,000 MHS alumni who have brought Mr. and Mrs. Hersheys’ vision to life. We are excited to celebrate this milestone and cheer them on in their next adventure.

Read Their StoriesClass of 2023 on Social Media

Senior Showcase

At MHS, our students are given the opportunity to find their passions inside and outside the classroom. View two feature videos, highlighting our graduating seniors and their accomplishments.

Becoming a Better Student-Athlete

Senior-athlete, Molli Hogbin, and her coach share their Day 1 stories and what it means to win at MHS.

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Incredible Opportunities through CTE

Senior Tia Willis-Cooper shares about the life skills and technical knowledge she has gained in her welding classes at MHS.

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Promotion Ceremonies

Along with celebrating the graduating class, this time period also marks a transition for our younger students. On Friday, June 9, MHS held Promotion Ceremonies for our fourth- and eighth-grade students who are moving on to their next scholastic division at MHS.

Read about Eighth-Grade Promotion CeremonyRead about Fourth-Grade Promotion Ceremony

Fourth-Grade Promotion Ceremony

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Eighth-Grade Promotion Ceremony

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Milton Hershey School celebrates Commencement in 1971.

Graduation through the Years

Commencement at MHS is like no other. Following the 89th Commencement Ceremony, take a step back in time to see the long-lasting traditions.

Read the StoryLearn about the Tradition of Class Rings

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