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MHS Alumni Celebrate Being “Always a Spartan” During 2018 Homecoming Weekend

Always a Spartan – that was the theme of the 2018 homecoming weekend as hundreds of Milton Hershey School alumni returned to campus Sept. 21 through 23.

Alumni, students, staff, and parents/sponsors cheered on the Spartan football team, cheerleaders, and band during the homecoming game on Saturday, Sept. 22 against East Pennsboro. The Spartans defeated the Panthers 44-0. This improves the football team’s record for the season to 5-0.  Watch a live stream of the game.

MHS football player completing a run

Also on Saturday, MHS commemorated late president and alumnus William R. Fisher ’50 for his contributions and service to our home and school by naming a building in his honor. The high school building known as Senior Hall North was dedicated and renamed to ‘William R. Fisher Senior Hall North.’

William R. Fisher Senior Hall North

Throughout the weekend, alumni had an opportunity to reconnect during various events including: Spartan Hall of Fame induction ceremony, homecoming banquet, class reunions, memorial services, and more.

A special celebration was held Saturday evening recognizing the 50-year reunion of the Spartan Players. This group of alumni were the first to bring theater to MHS. Alumni and other theater-related organizations celebrated with a reception and an alumni glee club performance at Hershey Lodge.

Leading up to homecoming, current students showed their Spartan pride by participating in Spirit Week. Each day featured a different theme, and students decorated hallways in MHS brown and gold.

Learn more about programs and support available to MHS alumni, and see more photos from the weekend, on the newly-designed This website provides alumni the opportunity to stay connected with fellow graduates, obtain graduate resources, and give back to the school community.

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