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This is My MHS Story

The voices of Milton Hershey School are all distinct, but each extraordinary in their own way. The “This is My MHS Blog” tells the stories of our extraordinary students, teachers, houseparents, parents and sponsors, and graduates. Each contributor has their own unique story. Read on to learn what brought them to MHS, the impact it has had, and the impact they hope to impart on the lives of others.

What It Means to be a Role Model

By Kenny, a freshman at MHS I came to Milton Hershey School in 2013 when I was in fifth grade. I was very shy when I first came, and I...

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The History of Swimming at MHS

When Milton and Catherine Hershey founded the school and created the Deed of Trust, exercise and activity were crucial parts of the community they envisioned. The Deed of Trust specified...

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Hear From MHS Students

When students enroll at Milton Hershey School, they have the tools, resources, and support they need to fulfill their potential and discover their interests. When they enroll at MHS and...

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Basketball: The Earliest Team Sport in MHS History

Exercise and recreation have been important parts of Milton Hershey School since it was founded in 1909. Milton Hershey expressed this priority in a Success Magazine interview when he said,...

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Our Life Purpose

By Sarah Donaher, a houseparent Before I met my husband Terry, I had never heard of Milton Hershey School. I knew of Hershey’s chocolate, but because I didn’t grow up...

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Why My New Year’s Resolution Is Different This Year

By Lily, a senior at MHS “This year, I’m going to get Distinguished Honor Roll.” “This year, I will finally start working out.” “This year, I will de-stress.” New Year’s...

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Nature Activities for Outdoor Learning

There’s a growing body of evidence that shows time spent in nature, otherwise known as green time, can lead to increased psychological, emotional, and physical well-being. By encouraging students to...

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How to Build 21st Century Skills Through Academics

Preparing students for the 21st century world is an important part of academic programming. By developing skills like collaboration, problem-solving, and mutual respect for others, students are more likely to...

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Back-to-School Teaching Ideas

Throughout the school year, engaging students in the learning process requires creativity and positivity. Especially on the first day of school, it is important to help students feel comfortable and...

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5 Christmas Memories from Milton Hershey School Alumni

In the early days at Hershey Industrial School—now known as Milton Hershey School—Christmas was a magical time. Students celebrated with programs featuring songs, speeches, and visits from Santa Claus. During...

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