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Character and Leadership Development: Jacob’s Story

When Jacob enrolled at Milton Hershey School as a seventh-grader, his dad encouraged him to be a leader. As he completed middle school and entered high school, Jacob’s houseparents also...

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Health and Wellness: Sabrina’s Story

Sabrina began her journey at MHS in 2009 as a fifth grader. While she understood the importance of health and wellness, it wasn’t until she entered the school’s Transitional Living...

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Education Never Ends: The Goals of a First-Generation College Student

By Malaysia, a senior at MHS When I enrolled at Milton Hershey School, I was given unlimited access to books, technology, and the expertise of our faculty and staff—all the...

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Serving Others With Love

By Brandi, a senior at MHS I don’t think there are enough words in the dictionary to describe the impact of serving others and going out of your way to...

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Finding Purpose in the Face of Challenges

By Tyler, a senior at MHS True purpose can come in unexpected ways. We may discover it tomorrow, or it may be revealed once we’re older. Some are able to...

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New Year, New Me

By Sam, a senior at MHS What does 2017 mean for me? It means a close to my time at MHS—a journey that has been quite incredible. My senior year...

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My Journey Toward Trust, Mutual Respect and Kindheartedness

By Ashley, a junior at MHS When I first walked into the open arms of Milton Hershey School, I thought I would never find an adult to connect with because...

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The Power of Mentorship

By Natasha, a sophomore at MHS The mentorship program at MHS has made my life more positive now that I know I have someone to rely on and trust. It...

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A Spark of Holiday Magic

By Josi, a senior at MHS On Aug. 2, 2008, I walked into a dome building that consisted of high ceilings, marble flooring, huge chandeliers, and hundreds of people. As...

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How Being an Advocate Helps Others—and Myself

Written by Susanna, a junior at MHS When I think of the word “advocate,” the first thought that pops into my mind is the future I hope to create for...

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