Milton Hershey School: A Pretty Neat Place to Be
By Braylen Campbell, MHS Fourth-Grader
When I arrived at my Milton Hershey School student home on enrollment day, I couldn’t believe how big it was and that I would get to live here. I have my own room with a roommate and a large backyard to play outside. I knew right away that MHS was a pretty neat place to be.
My grandmother enrolled me at MHS so that I could have a better education and more opportunities than I was offered in Roanoke, Virginia—and now, I know that she was right. From going to Hersheypark to learning new things in school, I can’t imagine my life without MHS.
I’ve been able to play sports like dodgeball, kickball, baseball, soccer, and basketball. The opportunities don’t just end with sports. I’ve learned how to play the baritone and in Middle Division, I plan to play more instruments. These experiences would not be possible without my houseparents and teachers, who are always there for me.
MHS has taught me that I don’t have to be what others told me I would be. I can be whatever I want to be, and I’m in control of my future. When I grow up, I think I want to become a musician or a professional athlete. I know that no matter what I want to do after I graduate from MHS, this community will help me get there.