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Alumni Success StoriesCategory: Class of 2010-2019

MHS Graduates Making a Positive Impact

Thousands of Milton Hershey School graduates have found their own way to make a positive impact on the world. Their dedication to building an impactful life is, in part, due to the foundation built at MHS. Now, by sharing their stories, our alumni serve as role models and help set the foundation for new generations of Milts.

Read on to learn more about the accomplished alumni of Milton Hershey School.

Thalia Vega ’19

If there is any characteristic that embodies the spirit of 2019 alumna Thalia Vega, it is an unrelenting belief in herself – both her abilities and potential. It was this...

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Omaris Caceres ’16

For Omaris Caceres ’16, Milton Hershey School opened doors to a world of opportunity that has changed the course of her life and allowed her to give back in her...

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Stanford Maison ’19

Four years after graduating from Milton Hershey School, Stanford Maison ’19 gives back to his alma mater in a variety of ways while advancing his professional career. Maison is a...

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Chris Farnsworth ‘19

For Chris Farnsworth ’19, the discipline he gained while playing sports at Milton Hershey School created resilience amidst educational adversity he faced during the global pandemic in 2020. He was...

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Pedro Rodriguez ’18

Sometimes a basketball hoop can change the trajectory of a person’s life. For Pedro Rodriguez ’18, this is where his Milton Hershey School journey began. One year after Pedro’s brother...

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Rasheeda McLean ‘11

“Milton Hershey School is my foundation,” shared MHS alumna, Rasheeda McLean ’11. “The people who supported me at the school became my backbone. I’m already standing on solid ground because...

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Hannah (Hipple) Pietri ‘17

Hannah (Hipple) Pietri ’17, grew up with a love for culinary arts and being in the kitchen—a passion she shared with her grandmother, that only grew when she enrolled at...

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Nate Cunfer ’18

Milton Hershey School gives students the space to realize that they can chase their dreams, regardless of the situation from which they were born. Nate Cunfer ’18 was no exception....

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Sophia Fucci ’17

In elementary school, Sophia Fucci wanted to play soccer and participate in extracurricular activities. But, her family did not have the means to support her activities in McKinney, Texas. At...

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Ladayah Robinson ’18

At a young age, Ladayah Robinson and her three siblings from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were adopted by their grandparents. “My grandparents tried their best to be everything that we needed them...

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Lanae Dancy ’18

As a child in foster care, Lanae Dancy enrolled at Milton Hershey School in first grade to ensure she received a top-notch education. Lanae started to succeed at MHS through...

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Hannah Monette ’16

As a struggling seventh-grader, Hannah Monette was searching for something more. One day, at a doctor’s appointment, she started talking to a Milton Hershey School parent/sponsor about the opportunities that...

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Nicky Ren ’17

As a sixth-grader, Nicky Ren from Staten Island, New York, enrolled at Milton Hershey School with the support of his parents who wanted him to lead a better life. Between...

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Haley Dennis ’15

From the moment Haley Dennis ’15 saw an airplane takeoff, she knew that flight was in her future. What she didn’t realize was that her flight path would include moving...

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