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The voices of Milton Hershey School are all distinct, but each extraordinary in their own way. MHS blog tells the stories of our extraordinary students, staff, houseparents, parents/sponsors, and graduates. 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.

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Milton Hershey School’s First Gold Star Boy

Fifty-six Milton Hershey School alumni died in defense of our country, offering the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The Gold Star Alumni roster includes graduates from eight decades, starting with...

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Milton Hershey School Twin Lifers Reflect on Personal Growth

Twins Brittney and Bridgette Thompson will graduate in June with the distinction of being Milton Hershey School lifers. MHS has had more than 600 alumni enroll in pre-K, kindergarten, or...

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Milton Hershey School Helped Lifer Seek Excellence

Jose Aviles will graduate in June with the distinction of being a Milton Hershey School lifer. MHS has had more than 600 alumni enroll in pre-K, kindergarten, or first grade....

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Milton Hershey School Lifer Is Prepared for Her Future

Elizabeth Konneh will graduate in June with the distinction of being a Milton Hershey School lifer. MHS has had more than 600 alumni enroll in pre-K, kindergarten, or first grade....

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Milton Hershey School Lifer Grateful for Education and Support

Jaiylah Gonzalez will graduate in June with the distinction of being a Milton Hershey School lifer. MHS has had more than 600 alumni enroll in pre-K, kindergarten, or first grade....

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William Dearden ’40 – A Dream Fulfilled 

During the Great Depression, enrollment to the Hershey Industrial School – now Milton Hershey School – increased three-fold. By 1935, the school expanded to over 800 students, one of which...

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Milton Hershey School Lifer Appreciates Opportunities

Jalynn Braxton will graduate in June with the distinction of being a Milton Hershey School lifer. MHS has had more than 600 alumni enroll in pre-K, kindergarten, or first grade....

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Milton Hershey School Houseparents are Professional Difference Makers

By Julie M. Reese, MHS Houseparent My husband, Gregory, and I believe wholeheartedly that we are difference-makers. Through our careers, we impact the lives of children at Milton Hershey School...

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We Work at Milton Hershey School: The Esquibel Family Shares Their Houseparent Experience

By Andrea and Dustin Esquibel, MHS Houseparents Nearly two years ago, we moved from Wichita, Kansas to Hershey, Pennsylvania to become Milton Hershey School houseparents. What we didn’t know then...

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A Titanic Tale: How The Hersheys Narrowly Avoided Tragedy

Milton and Catherine Hershey were frequent travelers throughout the world. Photographs and postcards from their adventures were later placed into albums to be shared with visitors of their home. What...

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