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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, staff, houseparents, parents/sponsors, and graduates. Each contributor has their own 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.

IT Staff Member Values Human Connections and School Mission

By Deborah McGrew, Information Technology Student Support Coordinator I started working at Milton Hershey School in 1999. In Information Technology, there are several smaller departments. My roles as an IT...

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MHS Everyday Hero: Hilda Dimopoulos

Everyday Heroes at MHS: A campaign acknowledging employees at MHS who are often found behind the scenes and show up every day to make a difference in the lives of...

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Working at Milton Hershey School is a “Badge of Honor”

By Chad Patterson, MHS Cook I worked in the restaurant industry for 13 years and decided to go to culinary school because I’d been cooking for well over 20 years....

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MHS Everyday Hero: Richard Little

Everyday Heroes at MHS: A campaign acknowledging employees at MHS who are often found behind the scenes and show up every day to make a difference in the lives of...

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Milton Hershey School Students Value Diversity

Milton Hershey School is a welcoming school and home for over 2,000 students from many different cultures. By modeling diversity and inclusion, MHS enhances experiences for students and staff while...

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What It’s Like to Be a Kid at Milton Hershey School

Milton Hershey School gives students the opportunities and resources to be their greatest selves. Staff provide nurturing guidance and support to assist children with everything from their basic needs to...

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Milton Hershey School is My Life

By Braden Maines ’80, MHS Alumnus and Custodian Milton Hershey School is an amazingly unique place. It’s impacted thousands of alumni and employees. It goes back a few years for...

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Milton Hershey School Nurse Finds Family Throughout Career Journey

By John Berarducci, MHS Senior Division Nurse I didn’t always know I wanted to become a nurse. My major in college was pre-dental. After graduating, I ended up working for...

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National Nutrition Month: 10 Tips to Achieve a Healthy Lifestyle

By Roberta Tripp, MS RD LDN, MHS Nutritionist As one of three registered dietitians at Milton Hershey School, I work with students, parents/sponsors, and faculty on creating healthy habits to...

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Professional Referrals Offer Life-Changing Opportunities

Milton Hershey School is filled with opportunities for students to be nurtured and educated so they can go on to lead fulfilling and productive lives. How students find out about...

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