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Alumni Recognition

Wendy MacClinchy ’92, 2018 Alumna of the Year

“I am incredibly fortunate to be able to do such deeply fulfilling work. I claim no grand successes, nor deserve credit for any singular achievements. Anything remarkable I may have done has been the result of the contributions of so many others. I do hope I’ve been able to leave behind some good.”

Col. Eric Welsh ’84, 2017 Alumnus of the Year

“I believe Milton Hershey School saved my life. The school faculty and senior leaders taught me everything necessary to be successful in life and I always will endeavor to be worthy of their investment in me. In their everyday actions, they modeled the core values that matter so much to me—loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. MHS is my home and the people there will always be my family.”

Mason Symons ’07

“I was an angry kid. I had a really rough life growing up. [I’ve] been through a lot of things that kids my age shouldn’t have been through, but wrestling was my escape… …I believe everything happens for a reason. Wrecking my motorcycle put me on a different path and a different journey.”

Kay Oyegun ’05

“This has to be the expectation [for myself], not the exception. I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else besides sitting down with an idea and then putting it out there. It’s incredibly rewarding, but it’s also my life’s work. It’s a cumulative experience. It’s less about any one show in particular and more about the journey.”



Alumni Awards

Milton Hershey School celebrates the success of its alumni through three unique award programs.


MHS Lifer's Club

Alumni who started at the Milton Hershey School in Kindergarten, first grade, or earlier are known as Lifers.

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