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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.

Tips to Maintaining Self-Care During COVID-19

By Adria Miller and Mary Readinger, Milton Hershey School Senior Division Behavior Support Specialists Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Milton Hershey School and our home communities are faced with...

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Help from my Housefather

By Elijah Espaillat ’21 My palms are sweaty. I walk into the auditorium where people are smiling like they just won the jackpot. My thoughts bang in my head as...

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My Milton Hershey School Family

By Arlene Samayoa-Rodas ’22 As I traveled the long car ride to an unknown place, little did I know I was traveling to a place that would become another home....

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Our COVID-19 Response: Flexibility

By Clare Ogle, a Milton Hershey School Houseparent When you start as a houseparent at Milton Hershey School you start in a roll called a flex houseparent. You go around...

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Be the Reason Someone Smiles

By Tyler J. Baker, an MHS Senior Division English teacher Making a difference has always been a passion of mine. After college, I started to develop a life philosophy and...

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From Luck to Love: Together, We Can Rise

By Tony Sedun, an MHS Middle Division Teacher “Change comes hard in America, but it comes constantly.” These words were written by the American novelist and journalist Anna Quindlen in...

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A Career Through Conversation

Having grown up in Manheim, Pennsylvania, Rob Timlin knew that Milton Hershey School existed, but would not know the impact the school could have on a child’s life until many...

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Mentoring: A Lifestyle

Lindsey Young grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania knowing about the “school on the hill”, but never thought her passion for working with teenagers would bring her to Milton Hershey School....

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The Importance of Oral Health—Providing Comprehensive Dental Services at Milton Hershey School

Walking into Copenhaver Center, it’s hard to miss the tooth flag hanging off the wall. It marks the entrance to the dental clinic for Milton Hershey School’s high school students....

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A Career of Growth

Courtney Williams, a Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native, found out about Milton Hershey School from her friends and family who worked and attended the school for years. After receiving her bachelor’s degree...

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