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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, staff, houseparents, parents/sponsors, and graduates. Each contributor has their own 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.

Milton Hershey School Mail Clerk Keeps Community Connected Amidst COVID-19

As we cannot be physically together due to the pandemic, sending mail and packages has become an alternative to in-person interactions for birthdays, celebrations, and more. Mail is exceptionally important...

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Being Part of a Community is Biggest Blessing for MHS Dental Hygienist

By Beth Zimmerman, MHS Dental Hygienist When I was 16, I decided I wanted to become a dental hygienist. In this role at Milton Hershey School, I clean teeth, take...

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Milton Hershey School Enrolls Its First Female Students

When asked by a reporter for the New York Times in 1923 about his reasons for setting up the school as he did and to include just boys, Milton Hershey...

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MHS Everyday Hero: Emily Singer

Everyday Heroes at MHS: A campaign acknowledging employees at MHS who are often found behind the scenes and show up every day to make a difference in the lives of...

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Milton Hershey School Shares Ways to Celebrate Read Across America Day

By Jennifer Hendry, MHS Learning Resource Specialist Reading is a powerful tool. Readers can explore faraway places and meet new friends in the pages of a good book. Read Across...

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Embracing Diversity: Groundbreaking Memories

There have been many changes since Milton Hershey School was created in 1909, yet Milton and Catherine’s mission to give as many students as possible “real homes, real comforts, education,...

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Little Moments, Big Impact in Student Health Services

By Jerome Pressley, MHS Senior Division Psychotherapist As a psychotherapist at Milton Hershey School, my role is to assist students by providing therapy. As a psychology department, we care for...

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MHS Everyday Hero: Leo Fulginiti

Everyday Heroes at MHS: A campaign acknowledging employees at MHS who are often found behind the scenes and show up every day to make a difference in the lives of...

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Helping Students Succeed by Meeting Their Basic Needs

By Linda Breisch, MHS Assistant Director of Nursing You cannot reach your potential in any part of life unless you have your basic needs met, and that includes your health....

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MHS Houseparents Recognized for Recruitment Efforts

Milton Hershey School employs over 200 houseparent couples to oversee student homes in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Houseparents provide MHS students a structured, caring, home away from home while they receive a...

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Milton Hershey School does not discriminate in admissions or other programs and services on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, religious creed or disability. Read important MHS policies on equal opportunity and diversity, equal employment opportunity, and more.