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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.

Grandparents Encourage Enrollment at MHS

By Haley Shurock, 10th grade I became a student at Milton Hershey School because of my grandparents, who are my guardians. My grandma heard about the school because she lived...

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MHS Senior Gives Advice to Freshmen

By Lussevikueno (Picose) Gomes, 12th grade Dear freshmen class, It is hard to believe that in the next four years you will graduate from Milton Hershey School. Before you get...

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MHS Houseparents Use Military Background to Foster Positive Character

Marty and Angela Brand started their youth-minded careers working within their church for more than 12 years. With experience in mentoring children, they decided they may be a good fit...

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Our Futures Are Bright At MHS

By Danielle Peirson, MHS Fourth Grade Teacher Over the summer, I found myself thinking about the new school year. As questions lingered about what our new normal would be, I...

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MHS Houseparent with Military Background Provides Valuable Structure for Students

As past camp counselors, Corey and Jennifer Caugherty found themselves ready for a new youth-focused role when responding to a local classified advertisement for Milton Hershey School’s houseparent opportunity. “Being...

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Young MHS Students Turn Pizza Chefs During YRE

In the summer months, students in pre-K through 12th grade participate in age-appropriate activities that make learning fun through Milton Hershey School’s Year-Round Experiences (YRE) program. During creative lessons and...

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MHS Elementary Division Expand on Piano Skills During YRE

Milton Hershey School students are exposed to Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) classes, activities, and after-school groups from pre-K through 12th grade. This early introduction allows MHS students the ability...

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MHS Empty Nester Houseparents Make a Difference in Student Home

Milton Hershey School relies on over 200 houseparent couples to oversee student homes and provide structure for the more than 2,000 MHS students who live on campus. Houseparent couples shape...

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MHS Students Create Positivity Rocks

During an uncertain time in Milton Hershey School history John Davis, Coordinator of Visual Arts for MHS, created a 4-week focus arts series for Year-Round Experience (YRE) to encourage students...

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How to Create a Sensory Garden at Home

Throughout the summer of 2018, Milton Hershey School teachers, students, and staff built an outdoor sensory garden in the enclosed courtyard of Memorial Hall. The sensory garden is part of...

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