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Commencement 2023

Celebrating the Class of 2023

Milton Hershey School will recognize the Class of 2023 on Sunday, June 11, with a Commencement Ceremony at Giant Center. Learn more about the graduating class below and celebrate their accomplishments with our community.

Commencement Ceremony

Join us at a special Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, June 11, at 10 a.m. at Giant Center. For those who cannot make it in person, support the Class of 2023 by watching the livestream below.

The ceremony will include:

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

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

Fourth Grade Promotion Ceremony

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Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony

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Senior Chapel and Awards Ceremony

Tune in for the Senior Chapel and Awards Ceremony livestream on Sunday, June 4, at 10 a.m. to hear senior speeches, student readings, and more.

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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 graduate stands with her class ring.

Fulfilling the Hersheys' Legacy

The Class of 2023 is preparing to join 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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2023 Milton Hershey School Alumnus of the Year Robin Ferrer '00.

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 StoryNominate a Graduate

Milton Hershey School celebrates Commencement in 1971.

Graduation through the Years

Commencement at MHS is like no other. As we prepare to celebrate 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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