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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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Guiding Student Change as Milton Hershey School Houseparents

By David and Beverly-Ann Fraser, Senior Division Houseparents As students transition from Middle to Senior Division, the anticipation of enjoying new freedoms like the use of cell phones and other...

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Milton Hershey School Houseparent Support System is Strong

By Josh Pearson, MHS Home Life Hiring Manager and Former Houseparent When Milton Hershey School called us to inform us we were hired to be houseparents, my wife Sarah and...

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Milton Hershey School Psychologists Share Tips on Navigating Middle School

By Michelle Allen and Allison Carrier, Middle Division Psychologists Middle school is a time to make friends, explore interests, discover talents, and learn new things. Students are also experiencing a...

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Role Models, Houseparents through Generations

Milton and Catherine Hershey created a home and school to give children in need a stable childhood. They communicated what they wanted the school to be in the Deed of...

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Milton Hershey School Compass Project Guides Moral Development

By Ododo Walsh ’98, Senior Director of Home Life Services In today’s rapidly changing world, academic excellence alone is not enough to prepare students for success. To succeed in a...

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Milton Hershey School Celebrates Mr. Hershey’s 166th Birthday

By Pete Gurt ’85, MHS President At Milton Hershey School, birthdays are special and have always been reasons to celebrate. In fact, since the early days of the school, all...

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The History of Birthday Celebrations at Milton Hershey School

Each year at Milton Hershey School, we celebrate the birthday of our founder Milton S. Hershey. These celebrations have been part of MHS tradition since the school’s early years and...

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Creative Ideas to Celebrate Literacy and Nurture a Love for Reading

By Jennifer Hendry, MHS Learning Resource Specialist As a librarian, I celebrate literacy every day. I understand the importance of helping our school community embrace literacy and lifelong learning. I...

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Milton Hershey School Begins a Breakthrough Year

By Pete Gurt ’85, MHS President For nearly a decade, our Opening of School Assembly has featured themes that both inspire and challenge the Milton Hershey School community. In 2014,...

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Milton Hershey School Teachers Share Advice for a Breakthrough Year

Each year, Milton Hershey School starts the new school year with a celebration better than before. Teachers are such an important part of that celebration and day-to-day life at MHS....

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