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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.

Every Woman Has Potential—You Just Have to Find It

By Kloé, an MHS sophomore As a child, I always looked up to my Aunt Jessica. She was the one person other than my mother who would take me out...

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Who I Want to Be

By Dominique, a sophomore at MHS When I was in ninth grade, the boys were already defining my exercise abilities in gym class. As a competitive, athletic girl who was...

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Life as a Baby Lawyer

By I’yonna, a senior at MHS Amicus curiae is Latin for the phrase, “friend of the court.” As a child, I never really had friends so to entertain myself, I...

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Female Empowerment Starts Within Yourself

By Liz, a senior at MHS It has taken a lot for me to become the woman I am today, and I still have a long way to go. At...

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A Career That Makes a Difference

Growing up in the city of Detroit, Duane Mayfield was always passionate about mentoring youth. When he and his wife Angel were looking to relocate, he began searching the web...

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Creativity: The Secret to Success in the Trades

Jazzy, a Milton Hershey School senior, already has experience building homes for others. After taking specialized construction and carpentry classes through Milton Hershey School’s Career and Technical Education program,  she...

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5 Winter Traditions at Milton Hershey School

When Milton and Catherine Hershey founded Milton Hershey School, they wanted students to have proper recreation and plenty of opportunities to stay active. The winter time was no exception. Ice...

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Sharing the Gift of Travel and Culture

A Life-Changing Trip Across the World Brought Kimberly Ross ’02 Home Milton Hershey School teacher and alumna Kimberly Ross ’02 has a few life-altering moments that are forever imprinted in...

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10 High School Students Shared Their Intentions for 2019

The Power of New Year Intentions, Not Resolutions This year, instead of focusing on New Year’s resolutions, the Milton Hershey School community is setting intentions for the year. Inspired by...

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How to Become Extraordinary

By Clare Ogle, a Milton Hershey School Houseparent We watch a lot of movies in our student home, and my favorite type are probably the ones that are based on...

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