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Milton Hershey School Seniors Celebrate Post-Graduate Plans

On Wednesday, May 31 Milton Hershey School seniors gathered to celebrate the diverse array of post-graduate plans within the Class of 2023. The students and staff members met on campus for this celebratory event with food trucks, games, a dunk tank, and other activities.

The second annual GPS Plan Celebration is a twist on National Decision Day. Originally created to celebrate MHS seniors’ finalization of their post-graduate plans, this event was held just days ahead of the school’s 89th Commencement Ceremony, on Sunday, June 11 at Giant Center.

One of the most important tools that MHS provides its soon-to-be young graduates, is the ability to find their passion and pursue it following their high school graduation. The Graduate Programs for Success Division (GPS) and Senior Division scholastic team works diligently with students during their senior year to finalize a plan for post-graduate success.

Following the Commencement Ceremony, MHS staff will continue to work with the Class of 2023 to ensure that they have the resources to follow through on the plan they created during their senior year. As part of the celebration, seniors and staff were asked to wear clothing that showcased their post-graduate choices, as they began to reflect and celebrate the end of their time at MHS.

This event was a collaboration with the GPS team, Transitional Living staff, and the Student Government Association. TL staff members who helped seniors learn to live more independently, college and career counselors who guided them as they developed their plans, and other staff were invited to congratulate the Class of 2023 their accomplishments.

Milton Hershey School student stands with a Culinary Institute of America sweatshirt on.

Over 50 percent of the Class of 2023 will pursue a four-year bachelor’s degree, while over 20 percent will pursue a 2-year associate or career and technical education program. Other members of the graduating class will pursue a certificate program, enter the world of work, join the military, and more.

Learn More about the Class of 2023

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