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Alumni Success Stories

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.

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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2022 Alumna of the Year: Jocelyn Bioh ’01

Jocelyn Bioh ’01 has always loved performing and knew from her time at Milton Hershey School that she belonged in the arts. She was recently recognized as the MHS 2022...

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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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Christian Calle ’09

Growing up in Queens, New York, Christian Calle ’09 dreamed of a brighter future. He knew he wanted to attend college, but he wasn’t sure if the opportunity would happen....

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Ododo Walsh ’98

Milton Hershey School and New York City, though within neighboring states, are worlds apart when alumna Ododo Walsh ’98 reflects on her childhood in poverty. “I was living in New...

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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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2021 Alumna of the Year: Chris Cook ’81

Christine (Brennan) Cook ’81 has been teaching at Milton Hershey School for 35 years. She was recently recognized as the MHS 2021 Alumna of the Year. MHS has been her...

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Algene Sajery ’95

As a Milton Hershey School graduate, Algene Sajery ’95 not only gained a second family in Hershey, Pennsylvania—she also grew to love philanthropy and a commitment to service that was...

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