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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.

How to Create a Sensory Garden at Home

Throughout the summer of 2018, Milton Hershey School teachers, students, and staff built an outdoor sensory garden in the enclosed courtyard of Memorial Hall. The sensory garden is part of...

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MHS Changed Us – Spartans At Heart

By DeRaya Royster ’20 As soon-to-be graduates of Milton Hershey School, we are faced with the reality of the real world. As seniors, we share similar memories from our time...

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Alumnae, Colleagues, Friends—A Conversation

Thy Traditions Dear, the Milton Hershey School Alumni Relations magazine, talked with Fonati Abrokwa ’01 and Ododo Walsh ’98 about the challenges and rewards of working where they once played,...

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Three Things MHS Has Taught Me Before Graduation

By Gabriel Rojas Gomez ’20 1) It is important to embrace the desert. If there’s one mentality we can take away from our days at Milton Hershey School, it is...

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Pandemic Challenges Class of 2020—We Prevail

By Amber Kostelnik ’20 On March 13, 2020, my graduating class was challenged with uncertainty. Unsure of what the outcome could be, we stayed positive. For three months, we had...

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Seize the Opportunities—It Is Our Time

By Brianna Ferguson ’20 In life, particularly at Milton Hershey School, we are given opportunities. We must be willing to seize these opportunities, despite the risks. As a junior in...

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Be The Change, Class of 2020—From Your Hopeful Classmate

By Riley Barcklow ’20 Milton Hershey School is unlike any other institution. We have sacred values. We learn to cook, clean, and make our beds. We have staff that treat...

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Who We Are

By Tony Sedun, an MHS Middle Division Teacher Stripes on zebras. Spots on koalas’ noses. Nose prints on cows. Fingerprints on people. These are the marks of individuality in the...

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Traditional Recipes from Milton Hershey School

Our founder, Milton Hershey, grew up eating traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dishes. Some of his favorites included chicken and waffles, Schnitz un’ Knepp (ham with apples and dumplings), and chicken pot pie....

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Six Tips for Taking a Brain Break

By Adria Miller and Mary Readinger, Milton Hershey School Senior Division Behavior Support Specialists Like many school districts across Pennsylvania, Milton Hershey School students have transitioned to online learning as...

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