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My MHS BlogCategory: Historical: From the Vault

Showing Care with Baking

The Deed of Trust creating the Milton Hershey School contained information on what was to be provided for the students. In addition to providing for daily needs by taking care...

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My Milton Hershey School Houseparents Made Such an Impact

By Bill Hunking ’74, MHS Campus Safety Systems Coordinator I enrolled at Milton Hershey School on April 15, 1963. I enrolled at Kinderhaus. It wasn’t long before I started to...

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Legacy of Dental Care at Milton Hershey School Brings Smiles

While growing up, Milton Hershey moved several times, attended seven different schools, and did not receive the best dental care. Because of this, his wife, Catherine, caringly looked after him...

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Milton S. Hershey: A Mother’s Love and Inspiration

In 1909, our founders, Milton and Catherine Hershey, had the foresight to create a home and school for orphan boys that focused on giving them the opportunities they needed to...

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Milton Hershey School Station Wagons Create Family Memories

As Milton Hershey School expanded, so did the campus. When the school began the farmhome program in 1929, these homes spanned in all directions. The opening of the Junior-Senior High...

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Milton Hershey School Reveals Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas is a special time for any child, and it is no different at Milton Hershey School. MHS students, whether they are at school or in their student home, enjoy...

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Milton Hershey School Remembers Its Founders Week Traditions

Prior to the annual tradition of Milton Hershey School’s (MHS) senior class tree planting, commemorating Founders Week was celebrated in several ways. Recent discoveries from newspaper archives have revealed various...

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Milton Hershey School Homecoming Through the Years

In 1930, a group of Hershey Industrial School alumni met to form a Hershey Industrial School Alumni Association. Superintendent George E. Copenhaver appointed Arthur R. Whiteman ‘27 as President. The...

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Milton Hershey School Enrolls Its First Female Students

When asked by a reporter for the New York Times in 1923 about his reasons for setting up the school as he did and to include just boys, Milton Hershey...

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Embracing Diversity: Groundbreaking Memories

There have been many changes since Milton Hershey School was created in 1909, yet Milton and Catherine’s mission to give as many students as possible “real homes, real comforts, education,...

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