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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.

Jonathan Branam ’96

Jonathan Branam ’96 is a Milton Hershey School “lifer”—he enrolled at MHS in pre-kindergarten and lived at the school until he graduated. Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, he says coming to...

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2016 Alumnus of the Year: Johnny Mills ’75

Milton Hershey School named Johnny Mills ’75 the 2016 Alumnus of the Year, recognizing his talent as a renowned musician and the example of excellence and philanthropy he sets for...

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Roland Adewumi ’98

As a teen from Newark, New Jersey, Roland Adewumi ’98 enrolled at Milton Hershey School in 1994 when he was in ninth grade. It took time for him to adjust...

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Aimee Charles ’06

When Aimee Charles ’06 looks back on the day she enrolled at Milton Hershey School as a freshman, she remembers the bustle and excitement in Founders Hall. She was eager...

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Alphonso Nathan ’05

Alphonso Nathan ’05 is a glass half full kind of guy. He is someone who is excited about life and embraces everything it has to offer. “Every time someone talks...

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Rosemary Savage ’08

When Rosemary Savage ’08 enrolled at Milton Hershey School, she was an ambitious high schooler who had a clear focus on her academics. She also dreamt of becoming a family...

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Kay Oyegun ’05

As an eighth-grader, Kay Oyegun ’05 made one of the first moves of her life when she moved from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Hershey to attend Milton Hershey School. After hearing...

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Jay Jeanette Diaz Auxier ’02

Jay Jeanette Diaz Auxier ’02 was born to be a Spartan. At a very early age, she experienced incredible challenges that forced her to learn responsibility and independence. “I came...

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Fonati Ward ’01

When Fonati Ward ’01 describes her life, she sums it up in one word: ‘blessed.’ Fonati enrolled at Milton Hershey School as a third-grader and said it was divine intervention...

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Julie Viera ’09

As a fourth-grader, Julie Viera ’09 thought she was visiting a museum when she first stepped on the Milton Hershey School campus and learned she would live there. “Before I...

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Dr. Nadine Hokayem ’89

When Dr. Nadine Hokayem ’89 talks about Milton Hershey School, she gets nostalgic. “I instantly start reminiscing,” Nadine said. “I have wonderful memories. My experience with everyone at Milton Hershey...

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Rusty Ryan ’78

When Rusty Ryan ’78 was in elementary school, his father passed away. His mother enrolled Rusty and his brothers at Milton Hershey School. “I can still remember my first day,”...

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Steve Sciulli ’75

When Steve Sciulli ’75 was in third grade, his father passed away. His aunt introduced him to Milton Hershey School, and his family decided he should apply. “I applied, was...

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Brock Romano ’12

When Brock Romano ’12 enrolled as a sixth-grader at Milton Hershey School on April 2, 2006, he was excited to live near cows, have recreational opportunities, and most importantly, experience...

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