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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.

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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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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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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