Milton Hershey School Holds Senior Celebration Car Processional for the Class of 2021
On Saturday, June 12, Milton Hershey School celebrated its newest graduates and their families by hosting a Senior Celebration Car Processional on campus. The Class of 2021 officially graduated on Friday, June 11, at a Virtual Commencement Ceremony—marking the school’s 87th Commencement Ceremony in school history.
As cars entered campus, participants tuned into Froggy Valley 100.1 FM for a live broadcast of the parade with Transitional Living staff, Ododo Walsh and Jonathan Small. At Copenhaver Center, Family Relations and Admissions staff greeted graduates with a custom 2021 car magnet to commemorate the day and dress up their vehicles for their final drive-through of campus.
Throughout the route, MHS staff members, grouped into department cheering sections, congratulated the graduates and wished them well on their next adventure. Senior Division teacher Mike DeAcosta served as DJ for the event and greeted cars with celebratory tunes.
MHS students across all three divisions also joined in on the fun, congratulating their Milt brothers and sisters with handmade signs of encouragement.
As the processional continued, graduates made their way to Memorial Hall, the elementary school where 54 of the 237 graduates began their scholastic careers. Here, they received their diplomas and crossed the stage in front of their families as the pinnacle of their MHS journey. Photographers captured this special moment for families to cherish for years to come.
To conclude the parade, MHS Alumni Relations staff officially welcomed each senior into the MHS alumni family—now celebrating over 11,000 graduates. Each Class of 2021 graduate received their MHS class ring, an everlasting symbol of the Spartan family.
“The Class of 2021 should be called the Resilient Class. They overcame so many unprecedented challenges during their senior year due to the global pandemic,” said Bob Ebert, MHS High School Principal. “We were excited to have the opportunity to celebrate this class’s many accomplishments in person along with their families. We are so proud of each and every senior crossing the stage.”
As the Class of 2021 prepares for their next steps after graduation, MHS is proud to celebrate their many accomplishments during their time at MHS. Next fall, the Class of 2021 plans to pursue the following postsecondary opportunities:
- 60% Four-Year College
- 22% Two-Year College and Technical School
- 8% Workforce
- 6% Diploma and Certificate Program
- 4% Gap Semester/Year