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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.

An Everlasting Community

A high school senior shares his perspective on starting the new year strong By Ethan, an MHS senior Beginning a new year isn’t always easy, but the goals you set...

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MHS Teacher: Tony Sedun

The Gift of the Game “White or black?” I say with a smile. The student states his preference and we begin setting up the board. Green and white squares—64 squares...

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Finding Purpose Through Mentorship

From financial services and banking to restaurant management, volleyball coaching, and marketing consultation, Tennekah Williams has a diverse range of work experience. Throughout her career, one of her biggest passions...

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Breaking Barriers and Providing Stability

More than 20 years ago, Jonathan and Melissa Akers lived in New York City and worked in corporate America. After their daughter was born, they moved to the Pocono Mountains...

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MHS Students Share Their Favorite Holiday Traditions

Throughout November and December, Milton Hershey School is filled with holiday magic as students come together as a community to create memories and traditions. Some of these traditions go back...

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Eugene Lowe’s Connection with General Eisenhower

Eugene Lowe, known as Gene, came to The Hershey Industrial School on Dec. 13, 1928 at the age of five. In high school, he studied carpentry and played on the...

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10 Ways to Commit to a Healthy Lifestyle This Winter

A healthy lifestyle has several short and long-term benefits, including academic success, mental well-being, reduced risk for disease, improved moods, and higher energy levels. However, across the country, many families...

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A Creative Way to Share Enthusiasm

The act of giving often sounds easy, but it truly takes a giving heart to share something with another person in hopes of brightening their day. That’s exactly what the...

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Christmas Memories

Both Milton and Catherine had very simple, meager childhoods, and Christmas for both was most likely celebrated with little fanfare. Yet, Milton Hershey recognized the holiday by giving each employee...

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Senior Suitcase Program

Milton and Catherine Hershey’s mission was to give students in the school, “real homes, real comforts, education, and training, so they would be useful and happy citizens.” Milton Hershey explained...

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