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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.

Katie Muir ’18

MHS Alumna Pursues Passion for Education Through Internship with Pennsylvania Senate Katie Muir ’18 enrolled at Milton Hershey School on August 2, 2008 from Clearfield, Pennsylvania. As a third-grader coming...

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Elijah Conniff ’17

Elijah Conniff ’17 enrolled at Milton Hershey School when he was 9 years old as a fourth-grade student. He brought with him his passion to make a difference. Since graduating...

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Chris Sanborn ’99

When Chris Sanborn ’99 was in sixth-grade, he moved from Philadelphia to Hershey and enrolled at Milton Hershey School. Even at a young age, Chris realized MHS could help ease...

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Alaysha Rector ’05

As a nine-year-old growing up in Harrisburg, Alaysha Rector ’05 remembers a chaotic transition period after her parents’ divorce. In the midst of the chaos, her mother remained focused on...

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2018 Alumna of the Year: Wendy MacClinchy ’92

Wendy MacClinchy ’92 has dedicated her life to a simple, but powerful intention—to be an agent for good in the world. For nearly two decades, MacClinchy has focused her work...

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Jesper Andersson ’17

Jesper Andersson ’17 was in seventh grade when he began his journey to Milton Hershey School. Before he enrolled at MHS, Jesper called many places and many states home. “I...

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Brandon Hurd ’09

After moving from Charlotte, North Carolina to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Brandon Hurd ’09 enrolled at Milton Hershey School when he was 8 years old. “My mom had three kids and was...

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Deesha Dyer ’95: Alumni

The Secret to Confidence Before coming to Milton Hershey School, I spent a lot of time at my grandmother’s house. I always watched her balance a million things while still...

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Brienna Mundy ’04

“How am I ever going to do what I want in life?” That’s the question Brienna Mundy ’04 asked herself as a child growing up in York County. “At the...

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Maya Quarles ’10

As a seventh-grader, Maya Quarles ’10 began her education at Milton Hershey School after her family moved to Hershey, Pennsylvania from Florida. “When I was in elementary school in Florida,...

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Terryl Ferrell ’16

After enrolling at Milton Hershey School in seventh grade from Philadelphia, Terryl Ferrell ’16 was excited for the chance to get involved at school—an opportunity he didn’t have at home....

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Madison Sottasante ’15

As a seventh-grader from Elizabethtown, PA, Madison Sottasante ’15 enrolled at Milton Hershey School after her mother started searching for better opportunities. “My mom was a single mom for the...

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Aaron Dabney ’08

As an eighth grader from the south side of Chicago, Aaron Dabney ’08 was grieving the loss of some of his friends—who had been killed in gang violence—when he enrolled...

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Yanibel Collado ’15

When Yanibel Collado ’15 was in ninth grade, she enrolled at Milton Hershey School and found her passion for running. Originally from Freeport, New York, moving to a more rural...

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