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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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Our Journey to Houseparenting at Milton Hershey School

By Erika and Brian Roberson, MHS Houseparents Different roads lead students, staff, teachers, and houseparents to Milton Hershey School. Sometimes those roads are winding, bumpy, and every so often full...

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How Milton Hershey School Pre-Apprenticeship Program Prepared Me for Workforce

By Allen Snyder, MHS Senior In August, Milton Hershey School gave me the opportunity to participate in the Pre-Apprenticeship Program. Students in the program completed a two-week training that helped...

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Milton Hershey School Teacher Uses Army Lessons in Classroom

By Paul Gaspich, MHS Law, Public Safety and Security teacher As I reflect on my life this Veterans Day, I realize I am so blessed and appreciative to be the...

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Defining Success at Milton Hershey School

For more than a century, Milton Hershey School has focused on empowering student success through a whole child approach to education. At the core of the school’s robust curriculum is...

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Milton S. Hershey Gave His Fortune to Impact Thousands

On Nov. 11, 1918, crowds loudly paraded through city streets across the world to celebrate the end of World War I. Peace after four years of fighting brought new hope...

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The News of Milton Hershey’s Gift

Milton Hershey was a man of few words and swift decisions. After World War I ended on November 11, 1918, and sugar prices rose, Milton Hershey wanted to expand his...

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Early Childhood Education is the Key to Life-Long Success

By Pete Gurt ’85, MHS and CHS President Nelson Mandela once said that “education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world.” In leading this change,...

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What a Chocolate Bar Means to a Milton Hershey School Graduate

By Katie Muir ’18 Through the years, chocolate has taken on many different meanings in my life. As a child, it represented a warm summer night making s’mores and catching...

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Milton Hershey School Visual and Performing Arts Student Develops a Sense of Belonging

By Katharine Peters, MHS Senior When I enrolled at Milton Hershey School in eighth grade, I was blown away by the sheer variety of activities available to me and my...

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Guiding Student Change as Milton Hershey School Houseparents

By David and Beverly-Ann Fraser, Senior Division Houseparents As students transition from Middle to Senior Division, the anticipation of enjoying new freedoms like the use of cell phones and other...

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