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Milton Hershey School Senior Hosts Event to Honor Lifetime Students

On Wednesday, May 31, Milton Hershey School gathered its 18 lifers who are preparing to graduate this June to honor their nearly 12 years of schooling at MHS. These students enrolled in pre-K, kindergarten, or first grade and share a special bond because of their tenure and experiences at the school.

One MHS Lifer, Beautifull Pyatt, spearheaded this special event as part of her spring internship with the MHS President’s Office. She wanted to honor the lifers and their mentors who supported them through three scholastic divisions at MHS.

Milton Hershey School Lifer Beautifull Pyatt spearheads a Lifer event ahead of Commencement.

MHS President Pete Gurt ’85 welcomed guests to the first-ever event and encouraged representatives of the Class of 2023 to persevere and lean on each other in whatever step comes next for them.

Lifers invited four guests who have made an impact on their time at the school. Many honorees invited their houseparents, friends, mentors, or internship supervisors to thank them for their guidance as they navigated elementary, middle, and high school.

Guests were able to socialize and congratulate the seniors, enjoy refreshments and appetizers, and hear from student speakers ahead of the school’s 89th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, June 11 at Giant Center.

Milton Hershey School Lifer speaking at Lifer event ahead of Commencement.

Beautifull hopes that this event will become an annual tradition to spotlight MHS lifers for their successes and bring this special group of seniors together to reminisce on their journeys.

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