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New Spartan Academy: Where Milton Hershey School Students Start

By Alyssa Hostetter, MHS Family Relations and New Student Transitions Counselor New beginnings can foster both excitement and fear—especially for children. Milton Hershey School is dedicated to ensuring that new...

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A Grandparent’s Wish Comes True at Milton Hershey School

Bruce Pike and his wife, JoAnn, became guardians of their grandchildren three years ago in Jacksonville, Florida. Not long after, both grandparents began searching for an opportunity to help them...

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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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A Mothers’ Sacrifice and Vision Resulted in Opportunity at Milton Hershey School

Not everyone’s journey to Milton Hershey School is the same. At the core of every journey, though, is the selflessness of a person who wanted the children in their care...

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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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MHS Psychologist Helps Families Prepare for the Holidays with Mental Health Tips

By Kristen Parys, Ph.D., NCSP, MHS Psychologist The holiday season can be filled with joy, but it also can be stressful and challenging for some. Whether families are navigating change,...

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Parents/Sponsors Share Pride and Gratitude for Milton Hershey School

Featuring Kelly and Bob Dunaway—Ayden’s grandparents, MHS parents/sponsors In the spring of 2021, several outstanding Milton Hershey School parents/sponsors were honored with the 2021 Parent/Sponsor of the Year Award developed...

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Milton Hershey School Parent/Sponsor Writes an Open Letter to the School

Featuring Rosanna MacKinnon, MHS parent/sponsor to Victor Escobar ’21 Dear President Gurt and Milton Hershey School Teachers and Staff: My name is Rosanna MacKinnon. My son Victor Escobar graduated from...

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Milton Hershey School Empowers Parents/Sponsors with SEL Workshops

As part of the Our Future in Focus 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, Milton Hershey School is working to strengthen partnerships with parents/sponsors to deepen the sense of belonging, contributions, and collaboration...

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Why Parents/Sponsors are Thankful for Milton Hershey School

Parents/sponsors are a key part of the Milton Hershey School family. They want what is best for the children in their lives. Through a safe living environment, character development, and...

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