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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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Houseparenting: The Career That Changed My Life

By Kelly Stipe, Former MHS Houseparent On Sunday, June 12, we watched online as a number of the boys we nurtured, mentored, and cared for as houseparents, walked across the...

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Milton Hershey School Class Reflections: What I Didn’t Know I Would Learn

By Madison Rodriguez ’22, MHS Alumna July 30, 2018 will always hold a special place in my heart. This was the day I enrolled at Milton Hershey School. I was...

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A World of Opportunities at Milton Hershey School

By Cash Godwin, MHS Fifth-Grader Growing up in Middletown, New Jersey, opportunities to be challenged in the classroom were few and far between. I wanted to succeed and knew that...

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Milton Hershey School: A Pretty Neat Place to Be

By Braylen Campbell, MHS Fourth-Grader When I arrived at my Milton Hershey School student home on enrollment day, I couldn’t believe how big it was and that I would get...

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Milton Hershey School Class Reflections: Learning to Face My Fears

By Jaison Nieves ’22, MHS Alumnus During the five years I attended Milton Hershey School, I’ve changed and grown beyond what I thought was possible—because I was encouraged to face...

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Milton Hershey School Class Reflections: The Definition of Family

By Wyatt Oatman ’22, MHS Alumnus My story at Milton Hershey School began in October 2016, when I was a seventh-grader, with a single understanding of the word family. I...

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A Lifetime of Memories from Milton Hershey School

Born in 1922, Lee E. Owen ’40 enrolled at Hershey Industrial School—before it became Milton Hershey School—in 1934 when he was 12 years old. He graduated in 1940—one of the...

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Why I Came Back to Milton Hershey School as a Houseparent

By Joel Smith ’02, MHS Houseparent Developing my style of houseparenting came from my houseparents. They helped me so much and led me to become a more responsible person. They...

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One Father Finds Educational Opportunities at Milton Hershey School

For William Brewer, father of two Milton Hershey School students, offering his children a top-notch education was not a wish, but a necessity. His son, Austin, was attending their local...

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An Impactful Career: Houseparenting at Milton Hershey School

By Ashley Hoover, MHS Houseparent Our journey to houseparenting at Milton Hershey School started long before 2013. We were tired of clocking in and out at a job every day...

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