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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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Our Mother is a Milton Hershey School Houseparent and Our Hero

By Kayla and Lauryn Washington, Daughters of MHS Houseparents When our parents—Karen and Leno Washington—first became Milton Hershey School houseparents more than two decades ago, we were nine and two...

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Four MHS Fourth Grade Students Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week

In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, four Milton Hershey School fourth-graders shared who their favorite teachers are and why they are thankful for them. At MHS we are grateful for...

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The Importance of Family Engagement at Milton Hershey School

By Jay Garvey, MHS Family Relations Manager We like to think of Milton Hershey School as way more than a school—it’s a community that rallies to guide, mentor, and support...

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Milton Hershey School AEE Expert Shares 10 Ways to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle While Gardening

As spring rolls in, the outdoors change and become full of life. During this transition to warmer weather, many people want to start gardening. But, the cost and complexity stops...

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Children’s Books Reflect Milton Hershey School Sacred Values

Milton Hershey School is excited to celebrate World Book Day on April 23. Milton S. Hershey valued loyalty, honesty, respect, and integrity. He expected both students and employees to uphold...

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Children Benefit When Educators Learn from Each Other

By Senate Alexander ’06, Executive Director of Catherine Hershey Schools for Early Learning Education is a lifelong journey—something that leaders in the early learning field especially understand and appreciate. Many...

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Milton Hershey School Students Become Leaders by Learning from Others

By Beautifull Pyatt, MHS Senior I want to gain as much knowledge and understanding from others as I can. Everyone has something to offer. Since enrolling at Milton Hershey School...

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Milton Hershey School Senior Models after Catherine Hershey

By Brianna Kapel, MHS Senior Did you know that the creation of Milton Hershey School was Catherine Hershey’s idea? So often this piece of history is forgotten. Mrs. Hershey played...

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One Milton Hershey School Student’s Passion for Hands-On Learning Extends Beyond Classroom

By Jocelyn Crist, MHS Eighth Grader Since I can remember, I have loved using my hands to learn. From working on actual cars in a mechanic shop to taking apart...

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I Love My Job: Milton Hershey School Teacher, Mentor, and Swimming Coach

By Heather Dougherty, MHS Teacher and Head Swimming and Diving Coach  For many people, one job is enough. But for me, as a parent of three active children, staying busy...

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