Success Starts Here
Success Starts Here, a 30-minute program about the school, highlights the stories of students, staff, alumni and parents who have achieved success in their lives with the help of the school.
Success Starts Here: Garry Gilliam
Milton Hershey School is committed to the students it serves as well as its dedication to the alumni of the school. Its support that alumnus Garry Gilliam credits in part to his success in excelling at Penn State academically and athletically and in the NFL as a starting offensive lineman for the Seattle Seahawks.
Success Starts Here: The Harris Children
The Harris children are thriving students at Milton Hershey School. Read their story of perseverance that motivated them to move forward to achieve success.
Success Starts Here: The Akers
Milton Hershey School students live on our campus and enjoy a year-round Home Life program. The student home and houseparents are at the core of each child’s stability and well-being while they are here. Meet Melissa and Jonathan Akers who work hard everyday to help the young girls in their home.
Success Starts Here: Carrie Long
Milton Hershey School parent/sponsor Carrie Long enrolled three of her children at MHS and it was during those first few months that she realized she could change her life for the better. Read her inspiring story.
Success Starts Here: Tyeair Diggs
Tyeair Diggs enrolled at Milton Hershey School when he was in second grade. It did not take long before Tyeair was excelling academically, thriving in athletics and participating in the school’s Visual and Performing Arts program.
Student Retention at a High at Milton Hershey School
Our commitment to excellence shows in everything we do, and for more than 100 years, we have been providing a brighter future for our students. Learn more in this video about the school’s current retention rates.
Retention as of September 2015 – 98.3%
Retention for 2014-15 School Year – 92.2%