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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.

Role Modeling in Many Ways

By Morgan Espenshade, MHS Middle Division Social Studies Teacher After student teaching at Milton Hershey School in 2011, MHS employees encouraged me to apply for an open teacher position. I...

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Mentoring Other Parents/Sponsors Through the MHS Journey

By Karen Sowu, Parent/Sponsor of Daniel Sowu ’01 My son Daniel attended Milton Hershey School from 1994 to 2001. He graduated from MHS and went to college in Minnesota where...

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Professional Actors Seek Houseparent Role at Milton Hershey School

Stephen and Jessica Atherholt left their lives as professional actors to pursue a career as houseparents at Milton Hershey School. They came to MHS because of a theatre relationship and...

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Working in a “Teacher Paradise”

By Andrew Hurst, MHS Middle Division Math Teacher Growing up in the area, I always knew about Milton Hershey School. When I was in high school, I used to play...

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My Favorite Thing About MHS

Milton Hershey School nurtures and educates children in social and financial need to lead fulfilling and productive lives. MHS Middle Division students share their favorite thing about MHS and why...

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MHS Family Focuses on the Future

As a life-sustaining organization, Milton Hershey School never closed its doors during the COVID-19 pandemic. MHS continues to fulfill its mission while implementing safety measures to maintain the health and...

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Giving Back, Teaching at MHS

By Jason Moffitt, MHS Senior Division English Teacher I have a special connection to Milton Hershey School. My sister’s children are all MHS graduates. I always wanted to be a...

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MHS Student From Scranton, PA Prepares for College

By Cora Frishko, 11th-grade student As a Senior Division student at Milton Hershey School, I am pushing myself to be the best version of myself and learn new things every...

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Advice to New MHS Students

On Monday, Oct. 26, Milton Hershey School welcomes 53 new students to campus for Fall Enrollment Day 2020. To welcome these new students, MHS interviewed four Middle Division students and...

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Giving and Receiving Unwavering Support

By Cori Bertsch, MHS Elementary Division Teacher When I first came to Milton Hershey School and went through the interview process, I was blown away. I feel as an educator,...

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