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Milton Hershey School Students Value Diversity

Milton Hershey School is a welcoming school and home for over 2,000 students from many different cultures. By modeling diversity and inclusion, MHS enhances experiences for students and staff while highlighting the importance of working together and learning from each other’s unique differences. MHS Elementary Division students share the importance of living in a diverse community.

Eli Payano, MHS student values diversity

Eli, MHS student

It doesn’t matter about differences. What matters is being friends with others. My housemates and I are all different. Noah is smaller than I am, and he wears different shoes. Tyler has blonde hair, blue eyes, and different skin. We’re all friends and respect each other. Mutual respect is one of our Sacred Values. It means treating others how you want to be treated. I want to be treated kindly so I’m kind to others.

Aria Chapman, MHS student values diversity

Aria, MHS student

At MHS, the kids are all nice to me. We play together. When I’m down, my friends help me up. If you don’t have friends, you would be lonely so it’s important to have friends and respect each other.

Amani Walker, MHS student values diversity

Amani, MHS student

My friends at MHS make me laugh. We all have different color skin. Some of my friends have the same color hair, but others don’t. We are all different heights. And we have different birthdays and foods that we like. The students at MHS are all kind, and I’m kind to them. That’s what the Golden Rule says.

Denise Suffian, MHS student values diversity

Denise, MHS student

At MHS, I make a lot of good friends. My housesisters are really good friends, and also my classmates are my friends. I like how the students at MHS are nice and kind. We help each other and listen to each other. We’re different colors, have different types of hair, and we’re all named differently. If everyone were named Denise, it would be confusing. It’s good to be different.

Tyler Wagner, MHS student values diversity

Tyler, MHS student

My friends and I are all at MHS, and we all have different personalities. No one is perfect, and no one is the same as me. My mom and I aren’t the same. It would be boring if everyone were the same. And if we all knew everything, that would be boring too because then we wouldn’t go to school.


Being a Kid at Milton Hershey School – We All Have Differences

Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.