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Milton Hershey School Retirees Honored during Annual Luncheon

On Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, 209 retired employees of Milton Hershey School were recognized at the annual Retirees’ Holiday Luncheon at Hershey Lodge. It was a time to come together around the holidays, to honor the school’s 110 years of history, and to celebrate many golden moments among students, alumni, and staff.

Milton Hershey School retirees attended a holiday luncheon in their honor at Hershey Lodge.

MHS eighth-grader Christian Schofield reflected on his own golden moments and how school staff foster many of those experiences. He also thanked the retired employees for their contributions to the school, its students, and Mr. and Mrs. Hershey’s legacy.

Milton Hershey School eighth-grader Christian reflected on his own golden moments during the retirees holiday luncheon.

President Pete Gurt ’85 shared his gratitude to the group for the support and generosity they continue to provide within the MHS family. This type of commitment, he said, has been noticeable since the school was founded 110 year ago.

Milton Hershey School President Pete Gurt '85 spoke during the annual retirees luncheon.

“You have made every one of our students and alums feel significant,” President Gurt said. “This is the legacy we carry on today.”

The Middle Division chorus and jazz band provided entertainment with a variety of holiday songs. This showcase of MHS student talent brought smiles and joy to the group of retirees.

Milton Hershey School Middle Division chorus and band performing during the annual MHS retirees luncheon.

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