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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.

From Luck to Love: Together, We Can Rise

By Tony Sedun, an MHS Middle Division Teacher “Change comes hard in America, but it comes constantly.” These words were written by the American novelist and journalist Anna Quindlen in...

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Online Learning Tips for Teachers and Parents

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new set of norms that now guide daily life. For children, parents, and educators in Pennsylvania and across the country, this new normal has...

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A Career Through Conversation

Having grown up in Manheim, Pennsylvania, Rob Timlin knew that Milton Hershey School existed, but would not know the impact the school could have on a child’s life until many...

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Mentoring: A Lifestyle

Lindsey Young grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania knowing about the “school on the hill”, but never thought her passion for working with teenagers would bring her to Milton Hershey School....

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The Importance of Oral Health—Providing Comprehensive Dental Services at Milton Hershey School

Walking into Copenhaver Center, it’s hard to miss the tooth flag hanging off the wall. It marks the entrance to the dental clinic for Milton Hershey School’s high school students....

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A Career of Growth

Courtney Williams, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native, found out about Milton Hershey School from her friends and family who worked and attended the school for years. After receiving her bachelor’s degree...

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Training for Hills

Our student home is located on top of a hill. We have a great view and our basement doesn’t flood when it rains. It’s wonderful living on top of a...

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Envisioning Great Things for Our Grandchildren

By Michael and Roberta, grandparents and sponsors for Dominic, Gregory, and Shania We enrolled three of our grandchildren, Shania, Gregory, and Dominic at Milton Hershey School for several reasons.  After...

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The Tradition of Hospitality Started by Milton and Catherine Hershey

Milton and Catherine Hershey created the rich tradition of hospitality in their lives and extended it to Milton Hershey School. The town of Hershey and the school were both created...

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Perseverance and the Days I Will Always Remember

By Helena Taylor, a senior at MHS For the most part our eyes allow us to see. As an essential body part, our eyes give us vision which allows us...

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