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This is My MHS Story

The voices of Milton Hershey School are all distinct, but each extraordinary in their own way. The “This is My MHS Blog” tells the stories of our extraordinary students, teachers, houseparents, parents and sponsors, and graduates. Each contributor has their own unique story. Read on to learn what brought them to MHS, the impact it has had, and the impact they hope to impart on the lives of others.

Everyday Hero: Olivia Weidemann

Everyday Heroes at MHS: A campaign acknowledging employees at MHS who are often found behind the scenes and show up every day to make a difference in the lives of...

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MHS Flex Houseparents Focus on Health and Wellness

By Daniel Bass, MHS Flex Houseparent It is an uphill battle in America to live a healthy lifestyle, but every small choice can have an impact on future health outcomes....

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Role Models, Houseparents through Generations

Featuring MHS alumna Shannon Butler ’98, Houseparent My parents separated when I was 10 or 11 years old, and my siblings and I were separated when that occurred. I left...

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The Meaning of Enrollment Day at MHS

At Milton Hershey School, students discover opportunities that have the power to transform their lives. It all starts the day they enroll at MHS. On that day, students and their...

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MHS Everyday Hero: Katey Fishter

MHS Everyday Heroes: A campaign highlighting employees who are found behind-the-scenes and show up every day to make a difference in the lives of our students. Katey Fishter, Medical Scheduling...

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MHS Teacher Shares Art Activities that Help Students Creatively Work Through Emotions

Featuring John Davis, MHS Art Educator and Gallery Coordinator Did you know that coloring, sketching, and creating can help with navigating emotions? As the pandemic continues to produce anxiety and...

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Why Parents/Sponsors are Thankful for Milton Hershey School

Parents/sponsors are a key part of the Milton Hershey School family. They want what is best for the children in their lives. Through a safe living environment, character development, and...

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Begin Every Day with Two Words: Be Significant

By Dennis Moore, MHS Senior Division Science Teacher When I leave my house every morning, I think of two words—be significant. It’s my responsibility to be significant in the lives...

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TL Supervisor Inspires MHS Students to Commit to Health and Fitness

By Jonathan Small, Transitional Living Area Supervisor Growing up, my dad was nicknamed “Peter Pan” because of his youthful energy. I always thought that was a great characteristic and in...

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MHS Parent/Sponsor Plays Important Role in Student’s Success

Milton Hershey School encourages parents/sponsors to be active members in their student’s journey at MHS. According to houseparents Clinton and Jill Singletary, parent/sponsor Catherine [Cait] Gabriel is an exceptional role...

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