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  • Academy Award®-winning documentary filmmaker Cynthia Wade spent a year following the lives of several new MHS students. Their stories, as well as the experiences of others touched by the MHS experience, are chronicled in this full-length documentary. Feature 1:13:55

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Each student that comes to MHS has a story. Each of their stories combined make up the larger story of MHS: lives are changed; lives are made whole; lives are made better through Milton Hershey School.

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MHS Student to Participate in Miss Teen of America Pageant

A Milton Hershey School student will compete in the 2014 Miss Teen of America Scholarship & Recognition Pageant.

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Milton Hershey School Grad to Be Inducted into Millersville University Athletic Hall of Fame

Roger Smith, a 1985 graduate of Milton Hershey School® (MHS), received word this week that he will be inducted into the Millersville University (MU) Athletic Hall of Fame in October for his outstanding performance on the Millersville Marauder football team.

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MHS Employee & Wife Lose More than 350 Pounds Combined

Milton Hershey School employee Neil Hunsinger '98 and his wife Jayme are receiving national attention for their weight loss efforts and improved healthy lifestyle.

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Prestigious Accreditation Obtained by Graphic Communication Technologies Program

The Graphic Communication Technologies program was awarded PrintEd accreditation from the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundatioon Technologies program was awarded PrintEd accreditation from the Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation.

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Senior is a Central Penn Parent "Caped Crusader"

Each month, Central Penn Parent features a child who is doing great things. In June 2014, Milton Hershey School Senior Stephanie Velez was chosen.

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The Hershey Company-Minneapolis Office to Display Milton Hershey School Student Artwork

The Hershey Company’s Minneapolis, MN office will feature the artwork of several Milton Hershey School® students.

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Milton Hershey School Senior Honored with Manada Conservancy Environmental Achievement Award

The 2014 Manada Conservancy Environmental Achievement award has been awarded to Milton Hershey School (MHS) Senior Christopher Fink.

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Milton Hershey School Presents at Partners 4 Connections in Education Bridges Conference

MHS Experts discuss Higher Education programs & opportunities for underprivileged children

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Fourth Graders Get Hands-On During Annual Career Day

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Former Spartan Garry Gilliam Reaches NFL with Seahawks

MHS Communications spoke with 2009 MHS Alum Garry Gilliam after he signed with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks.

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It All Adds Up: Milton Hershey students excel in math contests

Milton Hershey School students recently competed in two math contests, MathCounts and Math24.

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Teeny Tiny Students Read Then Meet Teeny Tiny Donkey

MHS students from Mrs. Cook's kindergarten class have been reading Teeny Tiny Ernest, a book that shows it's not the size but the heart that matters.

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MHS Students Donate to Ronald McDonald House

Milton Hershey School students helped raise more than $1,000 for the Hershey Ronald McDonald House.

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Two Spartans Earn Local Student-Athlete Award

The 2014 nominees of the C.S. Pop Kelchner Award included two MHS students. Seniors Faatimah Curry and Noah Klemens were chosen to represent MHS.

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Unsung Spartan Award 2014

Bill Coskey '79 was awarded the M.S. Hershey Unsung Spartan Award, which honors a lifetime of service to the Deed of Trust, to MHS children, and to the ideals of Milton S. Hershey.

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Milts Go to Washington

A group of Milton Hershey School high school students were called to an after school meeting last week and got a major surprise— a visit to the White House!

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Business Students Dive in Milton Hershey 'Shark Tank'

A group of Milton Hershey School high school students got to use their negotiating skills in their business class ‘MHS Shark Tank’ competition.

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Eighth Graders Explore Career Options

Milton Hershey School eighth graders got to explore the 11 career options available to them for intensive study and certification as part of the school's Career/Technical Education program.

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Music In Our Schools Month at Milton Hershey School

While music is always pumping at Milton Hershey School, in March we take a moment to celebrate Music in Our Schools Month by taking a glimpse at our students and programs.

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Boys’ Basketball Honored with Sportsmanship Award

The Milton Hershey School boys’ basketball team was honored with the Central Penn Basketball Officials’ Association Crawford Hunter Memorial Sportsmanship Award.

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Spring Alliance Schools Fair at Milton Hershey School Held March 12

Choosing a college is one of the biggest decisions a high school student will make. Milton Hershey School (MHS) is hoping to make the process easier by inviting area high school students to attend the Spring Alliance Schools Fair on Wednesday, March 12, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., in the Founders Hall Dining Room.

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Milton Hershey Middle Schoolers Talk Homesickness

One of the biggest retention hurdles we face at Milton Hershey School is homesickness. A student’s attachment to home and family is natural and healthy, and there are ways we all can help students cope with and overcome these feelings.

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Third Graders Organize American History Museum on Campus

Memorial Hall was alive with history recently when 3rd-grade students presented the Hall of Presidents and American History.

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Catherine Hall Students’ Math Skills Take Flight

A group of Catherine Hall students took the skills they learned in math class and used them for a real-world experience—and built bird houses.

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Winning on the Field and with the Field

The turf at Milton Hershey School® (MHS) recently caught the eye of the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), which awarded MHS the 2013 “National Football Field of the Year Award.”

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Seize the Opportunity

Would you like to learn more about the opportunity of a lifetime that awaits MHS students? Open new doors and provide new opportunities for your child's future. Learn more about MHS and how to apply.

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A rewarding career!

Looking for a career that gives you more than just a paycheck? Maybe it's time you thought about becoming a houseparent at Milton Hershey School. Find out what being a houseparent means and how it can change your life.

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Nine Students Recognized with Chairman’s Award for Excellence Medallion

During the February meeting of the Board of Managers, the School recognized nine students from across all divisions for upholding the Sacred Values and embodying the spirit of Milton and Catherine Hershey.

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Hershey Business-Readiness Program Wins National Award

The Hershey Honors Authentic Business Management Program, which is a collaboration between Milton Hershey School and The Hershey Company, won an award for Outstanding Business/Education Partnership.

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Five Milton Hershey School Students Earn Keystone Degree

During the Pennsylvania FFA Association’s Mid-Winter Convention, five Milton Hershey School FFA members received their Keystone Degree, which is the highest degree a member can receive from the PA FFA Association.

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Mock Trial Provides Courtroom Experience for aspiring students

Students in the Law, Public Safety, and Security career pathway got hands-on experience with a Mock Trial hosted by Milton Hershey School. Students acted as lawyers and witness in a simulated civil trial before a jury of area attorneys and law students.

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Milt Proves to be a Master Showman at the PA Farm Show

Eli Shirk's dedication paid off big time this year, as he took home the top prize for Aleah, his Jr. Hereford, in the Hereford Early Spring Heifer Calves Category. Eli also earned a master showmanship award for his presentation in the ring.

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Staff Health & Wellness Committee Take 'Active Meeting" Approach for a Spin

There is a new trend hitting the corporate world-- and it involves getting fit—not before or after work, but during meetings.

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Mock Interviews prepare 7th graders

Seventh graders completed mock interviews for a "job" this week to help prepare them for their career paths. Students had to make a resume, prepare answers for interview questions, and dress professionally.

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Milton Hershey students donate to St. Jude

Using proceeds from the Halloween "Haunted Backstage" event, Milton Hershey School Senior Division students were able to donate money to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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Holiday Concerts Open to the Public

Milton Hershey School is hosting several student holiday music concerts that are open to the public. The concerts are held in the festively-adorned Founders Hall rotunda.

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Graphic Communication Technologies Program Receives National Award

The Printing Industries of America (PIA) presented the 2013 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence to the Graphic Communication Technologies program at Milton Hershey School.

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Fourth Grade Swimmers Make a Big Splash on Deep Water Test

An astounding 98 percent of 4th graders have already passed the Deep Water Test. In previous years, 50 percent to 63 percent of students accomplished this feat.

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Piece of History: MHS Unveils Architectural Fragment Garden

The Milton Hershey School Heritage Center at Kinderhaus unveiled the John J. Daniel Architectural Fragment Garden. The garden is named in honor of John J. Daniel, long-time superintendent of the Junior Division.

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Milton Hershey School Alum, Former NYPD Detective Speaks to Students

Milton Hershey School alum Robert Rodriguez ‘89 will gladly drive from his New York state home to the MHS campus any day, if it means taking some time out of his retirement to speak to students he is happy to help out.

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Community Business Leaders Honored for Career Tech Efforts at MHS

Three business leaders in the community were recently awarded for their partnerships with the Milton Hershey School® Career/Technical Education program.

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Milton Hershey Graphic Technologies Program Gets National Acclaim

Milton Hershey School’s® Graphic Communication Technologies program has won the 2013 Frederick D. Kagy Education Award of Excellence. It is the first time a Pennsylvania school has won the national award.

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Guitar Ensemble Strikes the Right Chord

Congratulations to the MHS Guitar Ensemble and their director Mr. Randy Rhoades for being selected to perform as part of the Pennsylvania Music Educators (PMEA) State Conference in March.

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MHS rallies around houseparents' son battling cancer

Gabe Kerchner, the son of Milton Hershey School houseparents, was diagnosed with brain cancer. He decided to raise money at the Four Diamonds 5K Run and Fun Walk event, which helps support sick children. The MHS community came out to support him.

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Spartan Students Use Ice Cream Tips to Help Medical Center

On Sept. 30, student interns from the Spartan Ice Cream Center met with Michaelean Crimmins of the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to present a check for $362 to be used to support the Child Life Program.

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Health Science Students Get Hands-On Experience in Patient Transport

Students in Linda Rooney Davis’ Health Science Core Skills Class got hands-on experience in patient transport recently when EMS personnel from Penn State Hershey Life Lion brought an ambulance to campus and taught the students how to properly secure a patient on a stretcher and remove the stretcher from an ambulance.

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Milton Hershey School Alum, Board Member Visits Law, Public Safety, & Security Class

Robert C. Heist, a Milton Hershey School 1982 graduate, talks to Law Public Safety and Security classes.

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Global Photojournalist John Robaton’s Work on Display

The works of distinguished photojournalist and Milton Hershey School® 1958 alum John Robaton will kick off the MHS Fall Art Show on Friday, September 27 in the MHS Clyde Stacks Visual Arts Center Gallery.

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Milton Hershey's 156th Birthday

A celebration of Milton Hershey's birthday on Sept. 13, including information about activities planned and trivia about his birthday.

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MHS scholarship funds kickstart graduate's career in medicine

2008 Milton Hershey School graduate Larry Klomps was interviewed by witf's Craig Layne on the school's "unique effort to fund its graduates' higher education hopes." Klomps is a recent graduate of Penn State University as he pursues a medical degree.

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Opening Day Assembly '13-'14

Milton Hershey School Interim President John Estey and Senior VP & Chief Operating Officer Peter Gurt ’85 welcomed back students during the opening assembly, featuring guest speaker Dr. Robert R. Jennings, President of Lincoln University.

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Badge of Honor: Jr. Police Academy Camp Creates Student-Police Bond

During Junior Police Academy Camp, Derry Twp. Police Officers volunteer a week of their time and service to instruct a group of students and teach them all of the” ins and outs” of becoming a police officer.

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Bike Rodeo Gives Students Handle on Safety

As part of October Fitness Activity of the Month, Milton Hershey School held a bike rodeo to teach students bike safety tips.

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Hershey’s buried pennies show impact of Civil War

In the summer of 1863, as brother armies prepared to battle on the fields at Gettysburg, a young Milton Hershey was watching and listening as his neighbors and family in rural Derry Township scrambled to pack up their belongings and flee from General Lee’s soldiers.

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Milton Hershey School Graduate to Star on TNT Reality Show '72 Hours'

Milton Hershey School 2001 alumnus Aurita Maldonado will star in the new reality series, “72 Hours,” on the TNT network. The premiere airs Friday, July 19, at 10 p.m

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Familiar Faces Back at MHS

Like the old saying goes, “when one door closes, another one opens.” For Milton Hershey School alums Anna Scull and Chris Spinogatti, it’s a familiar door they are opening, but just from a different view. Both hail from the 2007 class, and both are starting the 2013-14 school year as new employees for the School.

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Milton Hershey School Student & Houseparent Share Bond of Firefighting

Now heading into his senior year at MHS, Chris shares a special bond with the Hershey Vol. Fire Company Deputy Chief and Chris’ MHS houseparent, Rodney Sonderman.

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Volunteer Effort Helps Students'
Families Make Ends Meet

At the end of the school day, Francis Bernier is hard at work preparing food boxes to be sent home with students whose families need a little extra help.

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Milton Hershey School Graduate Goes from Homeless to College Bound

Carlos Anavitate had a challenging road before entering Milton Hershey School at age 15. His family moved from home to home, and it was when they were living at Water Street Ministries, a homeless shelter in Lancaster, Pa, that Carlos attended an informational session offered by MHS

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The Amazing (Milton Hershey) Race

Milton Hershey School’s Middle Division held its second annual “Amazing Race” challenge. It is a way for students to get active by trying new things and working together as a team through a series of obstacles - and some of them are pretty gross.

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Human Memory Author Visits Health Science Students

A local author and creator of health/science program recently visited Milton Hershey School.

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Something's Fishy: Students Help Trout Stocking Program

Students slipped into hip boots to help the AEE staff catch, transport and release the trout in the wild.

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