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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.

Seize the Opportunities—It Is Our Time

By Brianna Ferguson ’20 In life, particularly at Milton Hershey School, we are given opportunities. We must be willing to seize these opportunities, despite the risks. As a junior in...

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Be The Change, Class of 2020—From Your Hopeful Classmate

By Riley Barcklow ’20 Milton Hershey School is unlike any other institution. We have sacred values. We learn to cook, clean, and make our beds. We have staff that treat...

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Who We Are

By Tony Sedun, an MHS Middle Division Teacher Stripes on zebras. Spots on koalas’ noses. Nose prints on cows. Fingerprints on people. These are the marks of individuality in the...

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Traditional Recipes from Milton Hershey School

Our founder, Milton Hershey, grew up eating traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dishes. Some of his favorites included chicken and waffles, Schnitz un’ Knepp (ham with apples and dumplings), and chicken pot pie....

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Six Tips for Taking a Brain Break

By Adria Miller and Mary Readinger, Milton Hershey School Senior Division Behavior Support Specialists Like many school districts across Pennsylvania, Milton Hershey School students have transitioned to online learning as...

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How to Create Your Own Victory Garden During COVID-19

By: Taryn Hogeland and Jason Smith, Milton Hershey School Agricultural and Environmental Education staff Victory gardens are deep in our American history after traumas of war and during stressful times...

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Creative Ways to Be Golden and Show Positive Spirit Toward Others

By Adria Miller and Mary Readinger, Milton Hershey School Senior Division Behavior Support Specialists Milton Hershey said: “What I want to do is to find a practical use for what...

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The History of Family Weekends at MHS

Mother’s Day weekend is more special at Milton Hershey School because that is when we celebrate Spring Family Weekend. The first Parent Weekend was sponsored by the Hershey Industrial School...

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Seven Tips for Good Sleep Hygiene

By Adria Miller and Mary Readinger, Milton Hershey School Senior Division Behavior Support Specialists Teens need eight to 10 hours of sleep per night, but often do not get near...

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We’re Not Alone on this Rollercoaster Ride

By Casey Ainsworth, an MHS Middle Division Teacher Spring brings with it a lot to look forward to. Longer days, warmth, trees and plants blooming, and a lot of social...

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