Two Carbon County students graduated recently from Milton Hershey School® (MHS), a privately endowed school located in Hershey. They are Nicolette DeJohn, daughter of Nicholas DeJohn, Junedale; and Rosanna Riggio, daughter of Grace Riggio, Lehighton.

Nicolette was admitted to MHS in 1999 where she was an active member of the Central PA Youth Ballet, Cheerleading, Junior Chapel, and the Leo Club. During the High School Awards Program, she was awarded the Spartan Pride Award. Nicolette also was honored with the Varsity "H" Medal, the most prestigious activity award given by Milton Hershey School. She plans to enlist in the US Navy.

An MHS student since her admission in 2007, Rosanna participated in Cheerleading, Varsity Choir, Gospel Choir, Softball, Halo, and Tumbling. Rosanna will attend Bloomsburg University to major in American Sign Language.

Founded in 1909 by chocolate industrialist Milton S. Hershey and his wife Catherine, Milton Hershey School is a private residential school, located in Hershey, PA, that provides a home, quality education, food, and clothing to students in financial and social need free-of-cost to the students and their families. For 100 years, the School has been a special place where children can open doors to a brighter future. For more information, visit the School's website at or call 717-520-2000.