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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 Music Teacher’s Perspective on Trauma-Informed Music Education

By David Knott It’s hard to really know what others are going through and how they are mentally and emotionally navigating the world around them. Especially in challenging and uncertain...

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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, High School 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 of...

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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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Role Modeling in Many Ways

By Morgan Espenshade, Eighth-Grade Social Studies Teacher After student teaching at Milton Hershey School in 2011, MHS employees encouraged me to apply for an open teacher position. I applied for...

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Mentoring Other Parents/Sponsors Through the MHS Journey

By Karen Sowu, Parent/Sponsor of Daniel Sowu ’01 My son Daniel attended Milton Hershey School from 1994 to 2001. He graduated from MHS and went to college in Minnesota where...

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Professional Actors Seek Houseparent Role at Milton Hershey School

Stephen and Jessica Atherholt left their lives as professional actors to pursue a career as houseparents at Milton Hershey School. They came to MHS because of a theatre relationship and...

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Working in a “Teacher Paradise”

By Andrew Hurst, Sixth-Grade Math Teacher Growing up in the area, I always knew about Milton Hershey School. When I was in high school, I used to play against MHS....

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My Favorite Thing About MHS

Milton Hershey School nurtures and educates children in social and financial need to lead fulfilling and productive lives. MHS Middle Division students share their favorite thing about MHS and why...

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