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Milton Hershey School Celebrates the Class of 2021 and Their Many Accomplishments

The Milton Hershey School Class of 2021 has persevered to a milestone moment in their lives—graduation. As a senior class, 237 students have benefited from a top-notch education, nurturing home life program, and comprehensive student health services.

Before MHS seniors graduate, they are equipped with the life skills and hands-on experience they need to be successful in college, career, and beyond. Generous school resources and thoughtful professional support instill in MHS graduates a solid foundation for the future.

Milton Hershey School senior on decision day

This year’s graduating class has accumulated $18.5 million in Continuing Education Scholarships (CES). Each MHS student has the opportunity to accrue a CES scholarship, totaling up to $95,000 and equating to a full ride for many.

Through the Graduate Programs for Success (GPS) Division, the Class of 2021 prepared for postsecondary opportunities with interview prep courses, career workshops, resume development classes, career assessment and research, and GPS college and career expos.

Although the pandemic impacted their scholastic calendars, MHS seniors continued to place nationally in recognized competitions, develop recipes for NASA, collaborate with Hershey entity partners through the Hershey Project Pathways, and obtain authentic work experiences through internships and cooperative programs.

Milton Hershey School senior works on NASA culinary competition at MHS

Russell, an MHS senior, plans to pursue a career in food sciences after attending culinary school.

Before graduation, the Class of 2021 will have completed over 900 college credits, 93 Spartan Internships, and participated in international travel experiences. Additionally, 100% of the class earned at least one state or nationally recognized certification.

MHS is excited to celebrate the Class of 2021 and all of their accomplishments during Commencement Weekend 2021 with a Virtual Commencement on Friday, June 11, 2021, and a Senior Celebration Car Processional on Saturday, June 12, 2021.

MHS Class of 2021 Lifers

A special group of seniors called “lifers” will graduate this June approximately 12 years after enrolling at MHS. Lifers are students who begin at MHS in first grade or earlier and remain enrolled through graduation. There are 16 lifers in the Class of 2021.

After MHS, the Class of 2021 plans to pursue various options:

  • 60% – Four-Year Degree Program
  • 22% – Two-year Degree Program
  • 8% – Workforce
  • 6% – Diploma & Certificate Program
  • 4% – Gap Semester/Year
Learn More About Graduate Outcomes and GPS Read the Full List of 2021 Senior Award Recipients

MHS Readies Students for Life After Graduation

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.