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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 Compass Project Guides Moral Development

By Ododo Walsh ’98, Senior Director of Home Life Services In today’s rapidly changing world, academic excellence alone is not enough to prepare students for success. To succeed in a...

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Milton Hershey School Celebrates Mr. Hershey’s 166th Birthday

By Pete Gurt ’85, MHS President At Milton Hershey School, birthdays are special and have always been reasons to celebrate. In fact, since the early days of the school, all...

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The History of Birthday Celebrations at Milton Hershey School

Each year at Milton Hershey School, we celebrate the birthday of our founder Milton S. Hershey. These celebrations have been part of MHS tradition since the school’s early years and...

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Creative Ideas to Celebrate Literacy and Nurture a Love for Reading

By Jennifer Hendry, MHS Learning Resource Specialist As a librarian, I celebrate literacy every day. I understand the importance of helping our school community embrace literacy and lifelong learning. I...

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Milton Hershey School Begins a Breakthrough Year

By Pete Gurt ’85, MHS President For nearly a decade, our Opening of School Assembly has featured themes that both inspire and challenge the Milton Hershey School community. In 2014,...

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Milton Hershey School Teachers Share Advice for a Breakthrough Year

Each year, Milton Hershey School starts the new school year with a celebration better than before. Teachers are such an important part of that celebration and day-to-day life at MHS....

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Milton Hershey School Teacher Offers 10 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten

By Gary Swanson, Milton Hershey School Kindergarten Teacher As parents, you want to prepare your child for the challenges that lie ahead. One of the greatest challenges for young students...

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Milton Hershey School Whole Child Expert Presents Tips to Engage Children Outdoors

Featuring MHS Assistant Director of Psychological Services Dr. Mike Valle Milton Hershey School’s 7,000-acre campus gives students ample opportunities to explore playgrounds, athletic fields, and green spaces. When students explore...

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Milton Hershey School Senior Appreciates Value of Athletics Program

By Jediah Pritz ’23, Office of Communications Intern Milton Hershey School students receive inspiration from teachers, administrators, and each other. I appreciate the opportunity to reflect on a fellow member...

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Milton Hershey School Lifer Shares His Journey Forward

By Jediah Pritz ’23, Office of Communications Intern The designation of “lifer” is granted to Milton Hershey School graduating seniors who enrolled at MHS in pre-K, kindergarten, or first grade....

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