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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.

MHS Houseparent with Military Background Provides Valuable Structure for Students

As past camp counselors, Corey and Jennifer Caugherty found themselves ready for a new youth-focused role when responding to a local classified advertisement for Milton Hershey School’s houseparent opportunity. “Being...

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Young MHS Students Turn Pizza Chefs During YRE

In the summer months, students in pre-K through 12th grade participate in age-appropriate activities that make learning fun through Milton Hershey School’s Year-Round Experiences (YRE) program. During creative lessons and...

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MHS Elementary Division Expand on Piano Skills During YRE

Milton Hershey School students are exposed to Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) classes, activities, and after-school groups from pre-K through 12th grade. This early introduction allows MHS students the ability...

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MHS Empty Nester Houseparents Make a Difference in Student Homes

Milton Hershey School relies on over 200 houseparent couples to oversee student homes and provide structure for the more than 2,000 MHS students who live on campus. Houseparent couples shape...

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MHS Students Create Positivity Rocks

During an uncertain time in Milton Hershey School history John Davis, Coordinator of Visual Arts for MHS, created a 4-week focus arts series for Year-Round Experience (YRE) to encourage students...

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How to Create a Sensory Garden at Home

Throughout the summer of 2018, Milton Hershey School teachers, students, and staff built an outdoor sensory garden in the enclosed courtyard of Memorial Hall. The sensory garden is part of...

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MHS Changed Us – Spartans At Heart

By DeRaya Royster ’20 As soon-to-be graduates of Milton Hershey School, we are faced with the reality of the real world. As seniors, we share similar memories from our time...

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Alumnae, Colleagues, Friends—A Conversation

Thy Traditions Dear, the Milton Hershey School Alumni Relations magazine, talked with Fonati Abrokwa ’01 and Ododo Walsh ’98 about the challenges and rewards of working where they once played,...

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Three Things MHS Has Taught Me Before Graduation

By Gabriel Rojas Gomez ’20 1) It is important to embrace the desert. If there’s one mentality we can take away from our days at Milton Hershey School, it is...

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Pandemic Challenges Class of 2020—We Prevail

By Amber Kostelnik ’20 On March 13, 2020, my graduating class was challenged with uncertainty. Unsure of what the outcome could be, we stayed positive. For three months, we had...

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