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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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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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A Strong Legacy of Women Leaders at Milton Hershey School

By Soleil Carrion Del Toro, MHS Vice President of Finance and Shared Services Stories of women lifting one another up are often celebrated, but the greater influence we’ve had throughout...

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Milton Hershey School Diver Ranks in State Competition

Milton Hershey School senior Marc Danielson experienced a Breakthrough moment when he placed 16th in the 2024 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys 2A Swimming and Diving Championships. Marc’s accomplishment is...

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Music Education at Milton Hershey School is Changing Lives

By David Knott, Middle Division Music Teacher  March is a month when celebrations and reflections on music education take center stage across the country. Here at Milton Hershey School, our...

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Family Weekends Provide Opportunities for Connection

By Family Relations Department Milton Hershey School Family Weekends allow families to connect with resources to best support their children and develop relationships within the MHS community. These weekends also...

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Milton and Catherine Hershey: The Love Story That Changed the World

He was humble and kind. She was lighthearted and witty. Together, Milton and Catherine Hershey were a perfect pair whose inspiring example and unconditional love endure today. It all began...

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Thank You, Milton Hershey

By Khloe Walker, MHS Junior To Milton Snavely Hershey, Thank you for making chocolate. To most people around the world, it’s not a big deal. I mean, anyone could live...

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Milton Hershey School Senior Reflects on Impact of Agriculture and Environmental Education Activities

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is an annual tradition for the state’s agriculture and farming community. Each year, Milton Hershey School students bring what they’ve learned in the classroom and in...

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Pennsylvania Farm Show a Milton Hershey School Tradition

The Pennsylvania Farm Show is a time-honored tradition for Milton Hershey School students. This event builds on the MHS Agricultural and Environmental Education (AEE) program, expanding through school clubs and...

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