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Author: Susanna Compare

Milton Hershey School: A Pretty Neat Place to Be

By Braylen Campbell, MHS Fourth-Grader When I arrived at my Milton Hershey School student home on enrollment day, I couldn’t believe how big it was and that I would get...

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Milton Hershey School Class Reflections: Learning to Face My Fears

By Jaison Nieves ’22, MHS Alumnus During the five years I attended Milton Hershey School, I’ve changed and grown beyond what I thought was possible—because I was encouraged to face...

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Milton Hershey School Class Reflections: The Definition of Family

By Wyatt Oatman ’22, MHS Alumnus My story at Milton Hershey School began in October 2016, when I was a seventh-grader, with a single understanding of the word family. I...

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A Lifetime of Memories from Milton Hershey School

Born in 1922, Lee E. Owen ’40 enrolled at Hershey Industrial School—before it became Milton Hershey School—in 1934 when he was 12 years old. He graduated in 1940—one of the...

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Why I Came Back to Milton Hershey School as a Houseparent

By Joel Smith ’02, MHS Houseparent Developing my style of houseparenting came from my houseparents. They helped me so much and led me to become a more responsible person. They...

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One Father Finds Educational Opportunities at Milton Hershey School

For William Brewer, father of two Milton Hershey School students, offering his children a top-notch education was not a wish, but a necessity. His son, Austin, was attending their local...

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An Impactful Career: Houseparenting at Milton Hershey School

By Ashley Hoover, MHS Houseparent Our journey to houseparenting at Milton Hershey School started long before 2013. We were tired of clocking in and out at a job every day...

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Milton Hershey School Class Reflections: The Gift I Needed

By Angel Perrett ’22, MHS Alumna As a first-grader, coming to Milton Hershey School was all I ever thought about. Using my imagination, I wore down my brown Crayola crayons...

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Milton Hershey School Houseparents Turned the Light Back on in My Life

By Myron McCurdy ’82, MHS Elementary Division Home Life Administrator My siblings and I lost our father and our mother, so when I first came to Milton Hershey School, I...

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Milton Hershey School Lifer Shares the Skills and Relationships She’s Gained

Milton Hershey School has had more than 600 alumni enroll in either kindergarten or first grade—or sometimes even earlier. At MHS, these students earn the distinction of being a “lifer” once they...

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