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.
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.
Class of 2023 Accomplishments
As a senior class, 217 students achieve a new milestone by becoming graduates from MHS.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.