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Milton Hershey School Retirees Recognized at Annual Luncheon

On Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, retired employees of Milton Hershey School were honored at the annual Retirees’ Holiday Luncheon at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

President Pete Gurt ’85 thanked the group of more than 175 retirees for their commitment to mentoring and supporting students, and their continued role in the MHS community. President Gurt also reflected on the school’s latest milestones, including the current expansion plan to enroll 2,300 students, and shared how his mentors positively impacted the course of his life during his time as a student at MHS.

Board member Maria Trinh Kraus ’89 attended the event and Chairman Robert Heist ’82 provided remarks, thanking the retirees for their service to the MHS community.

2018 retirees luncheon

MHS senior Marrika Phillips addressed the retirees and shared how the MHS staff have helped her grow during her four years at the school.

“When I first came to MHS, some of the most influential people who pushed me to success were two of my teachers,” she said. “They opened up my view of the world and made me want to stand up for my beliefs. They taught me to never give up, and to work hard here at MHS so I can help my family back at home.”

Entertainment was provided by the MHS elementary choir, who performed a collection of holiday songs.

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