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The voices of Milton Hershey School are all distinct, but each extraordinary in their own way. MHS blog tells the stories of our extraordinary students, staff, houseparents, parents/sponsors, and graduates. 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.

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Milton Hershey School Teacher Celebrates Diverse Perspectives in Her History Classroom

By Kelly O’Brien, MHS Senior Division Teacher I’ve learned in my eight years of teaching social studies and history at Milton Hershey School that my job is always evolving, and...

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Milton Hershey School Celebrates Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During Black History Month

By A.J. Rinaldi, MHS Home Life Administrator As we reflect during Black History Month, we turn to Dr. Matin Luther King Jr. as an example of leadership, love, peace, humility,...

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Milton Hershey School Girls’ Basketball Coach Helps Her Players Win On and Off the Court

By Tina Klotzbeecher-Thomas, MHS Head Girls’ Basketball Coach I’ve loved the game of basketball since I was young. After playing at Millersville University, where I met my husband, we knew...

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Career and Technical Education is the Bridge to Success at Milton Hershey School

By Rachael Mann, MHS Director of Career and Technical Education Career and Technical Education (CTE) has always played an important role in my life. I’ve built my career on the...

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Milton Hershey School Student Embraces Learning How to Swim

By Conner Darnofall, MHS Senior When I enrolled at Milton Hershey School from Warren, Pennsylvania, in fifth grade, I didn’t know how to swim. I never had the opportunity to...

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Milton Hershey School Agriculture Student Extends Learning to the Pennsylvania Farm Show

By Jenna Allencastre-Doersom, MHS Senior When I enrolled at Milton Hershey School in second grade, I was determined to get involved with the school’s Agriculture and Environmental Education (AEE) program....

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Milton Hershey School Class Ring Represents a Journey

By Karleigh Hunter, MHS Senior After arriving back from Thanksgiving break, there was a larger-than-life replica of the Milton Hershey School senior class ring in Founders Hall. Every day since,...

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Milton Hershey School Embraces Family Moments at Gertrude Gurt Family Center

By Jay Garvey, MHS Family Relations Manager In early 2022, the Milton Hershey School Family Relations team opened the Gertrude Gurt Family Center as a landing space on campus to...

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Houseparenting at Milton Hershey School through the Holidays

By Ashley Hoover, MHS Houseparent The holidays are upon us once again. The only place on Earth that can match the magic, beauty, and bustle of the North Pole at...

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Fostering an Environment of Leadership at Milton Hershey School

By Sharice Johnson, MHS Coordinator of Student and Staff Engagement Students do not become strong leaders by default. They become strong leaders by learning from the adults around them, whether...

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