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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.

2019 Alumnus of the Year: William C.B. Harding ’78

William Charles Ballough Harding ’78 is changing lives by creating solutions to global healthcare challenges through the development of new and improved medical devices. As the chair of the 336...

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Troy Scott ’03

Growing up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Troy Scott ’03 recognized there were not many opportunities for him to excel. He enrolled at Milton Hershey School in fourth grade at the age...

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Abigail “Abbey” Johnson ’06

For Abigail “Abbey” Johnson ’06, Milton Hershey School is the foundation of what it means to have a healthy community. What she learned and experienced as a student at MHS...

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Elizabeth Cabrera ’14

Elizabeth Cabrera was in eighth grade when her family made the life-changing decision to enroll her at Milton Hershey School. Originally from State College, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth grew up in difficult...

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Josi Daugherty ’17

From an early age, Josi Daugherty ’17 had big dreams. Growing up just outside of Clearfield County, her guidance counselor told her family about Milton Hershey School when she was...

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Anastasios “Tom” Trispagonas ’99

Moving from house to house and school to school, Anastasios “Tom” Trispagonas ’99 was seeking stability and opportunity. It was when he saw the Hershey chocolate kiss-shaped street lights that...

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Holly Dixon ’17

Holly Dixon ’17 was in eighth grade when she enrolled at Milton Hershey School from Curwensville, Pennsylvania. She learned about MHS through a guidance counselor at her school. “My dad...

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Jeffrey Cornielle ’99

Jeffrey Cornielle ’99 is the Executive Officer of the Navy Fast Attack Nuclear Submarine USS Jefferson City (SSN 759) in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and the former commander of the Naval...

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Larry Lisenby ’73

Larry Lisenby ’73 was in fifth grade when he moved from Hamburg, New Jersey to Hershey, Pennsylvania to attend Milton Hershey School. As an orphan, he was being raised by...

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Tiffany Gonzalez ’05

Growing up in York, Pennsylvania, Tiffany Gonzalez ’05 was in eighth grade when her neighbor began attending Milton Hershey School. As an ambitious teen, Tiffany saw the opportunities her neighbor...

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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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Samantha Doucoure ’07

Samantha Doucoure ‘07 enrolled at Milton Hershey School when she was 12 years old from Sunbury, Pennsylvania. She followed in the footsteps of her older brother who enrolled a few...

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Shamar Manning ’18

Milton Hershey School Graduate Inspired to Mentor Inner-City Youth Shamar Manning ’18 enrolled at Milton Hershey School on Sept. 26, 2011. Coming from a life filled with crime and poverty,...

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Samantha Morrison-Wynn ’18

2018 Graduate Tells the Stories of Our Nation’s Veterans Samantha Morrison-Wynn ’18 began her journey at Milton Hershey School on September 26, 2011. As an 11-year-old has been through the...

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