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My MHS BlogCategory: Historical: From the Vault

Milton Hershey School’s First Gold Star Boy

Fifty-seven Milton Hershey School alumni died in defense of our country, offering the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. The Gold Star Alumni roster includes graduates from eight decades, starting with...

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William Dearden ’40 – A Dream Fulfilled 

During the Great Depression, enrollment to the Hershey Industrial School – now Milton Hershey School – increased three-fold. By 1935, the school expanded to over 800 students, one of which...

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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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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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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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Role Models, Houseparents through Generations

Milton and Catherine Hershey created a home and school to give children in need a stable childhood. They communicated what they wanted the school to be in the Deed of...

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The History of Birthday Celebrations at Milton Hershey School

Each year at Milton Hershey School, we celebrate the birthday of our founder Milton S. Hershey. These celebrations have been part of MHS tradition since the school’s early years and...

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Founders Hall Auditorium: A Chapel, Performing Space, and So Much More

By Pastor William Ogle, MHS Director of Religious Programs I can remember the first time I walked into the Founders Hall Auditorium. In the fall of 2011, my wife and...

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The History of Little League Baseball at Milton Hershey School

From the very beginning, Milton Hershey School placed a priority on students’ health and well-being, as described in the Deed of Trust. The Deed states: “Due regard shall be paid...

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