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Milton Hershey School Begins Commencement Week with 2024 Senior Chapel and Awards Ceremony

One week before Milton Hershey School’s 90th Commencement Ceremony, energy and inspiration filled Founders Hall Auditorium for a special 2024 Senior Chapel and Awards Ceremony. The event was the seniors’ final MHS chapel service prior to their graduation on Sunday, June 9.

The service included student speeches, musical performances, prayers, and scripture readings.

“It doesn’t stop here, we are ready,” senior Rose Singleton said. “We will make MHS and each other proud as we move on to our next adventures.”

Senior Chris Koehler credited his peers for their kindness, creativity, leadership, and resilience. He encouraged them to find their light as they move into the next chapter of their lives.

“In a world that often feels overshadowed by darkness, uncertainty, and hardship, our lights are more important than ever,” he said. “It is through our collective light that we can accomplish our greatest Breakthrough, transforming our communities and world into something extraordinary.”

MHS Director of Religious Programs Will Ogle encouraged students to remember the MHS Sacred Values of Commitment to Mission, Integrity, Positive Spirit, and Mutual Respect as they prepare for the next stage of their journeys. He also reminded them to continue pushing for excellence and achieving personal Breakthrough moments.

“There are contributions you are going to bring to our world that we desperately need,” Ogle said. “Barriers are just breeding grounds for Breakthroughs, and there are Breakthroughs on the horizon for you.”

The service concluded with the song Breakthrough is Coming. The selection reminded seniors and their younger peers that there are extraordinary opportunities ahead.

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Rewatch the 2024 Senior Chapel and Awards Ceremony

Hear from  MHS seniors, Visual and Performing Arts groups, staff, and alumni at this special and unique celebration.

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