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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, staff, houseparents, parents/sponsors, and graduates. Each contributor has their own 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.

Milton Hershey Uses Personal Experiences to Create Hands-On Learning Opportunities for Students

When Milton and Catherine Hershey created the Hershey Industrial School in 1909 (now Milton Hershey School), Milton looked back on his own life and early work experiences as a foundation...

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MHS Everyday Hero: Brie Albright

Everyday Heroes at MHS: A campaign acknowledging employees at MHS who are often found behind the scenes and show up every day to make a difference in the lives of...

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Physical Distancing and Virtual Education Hasn’t Stopped Milton Hershey School’s Hands-On Approach to Learning

Milton Hershey School’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) program, and its 12 career pathways, prepare students for college or career. In fact, this curriculum has been ingrained in the school’s...

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Mentoring at MHS Has a Powerful Impact, Even When Virtual

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Mentoring Our Leaders’ Development (M.O.L D.) program at Milton Hershey School switched to virtual for the 2020-21 school year. Students and staff paired as...

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Everyday Hero: Olivia Weidemann

Everyday Heroes at MHS: A campaign acknowledging employees at MHS who are often found behind the scenes and show up every day to make a difference in the lives of...

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MHS Flex Houseparents Focus on Health and Wellness

By Daniel Bass, MHS Flex Houseparent It is an uphill battle in America to live a healthy lifestyle, but every small choice can have an impact on future health outcomes....

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Role Models, Houseparents through Generations

Featuring MHS alumna Shannon Butler ’98, Houseparent My parents separated when I was 10 or 11 years old, and my siblings and I were separated when that occurred. I left...

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The Meaning of Enrollment Day at MHS

At Milton Hershey School, students discover opportunities that have the power to transform their lives. It all starts the day they enroll at MHS. On that day, students and their...

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MHS Everyday Hero: Katey Fishter

MHS Everyday Heroes: A campaign highlighting employees who are found behind-the-scenes and show up every day to make a difference in the lives of our students. Katey Fishter, Medical Scheduling...

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Milton Hershey School Teacher Shares Art Activities that Help Students Creatively Work Through Emotions

Featuring John Davis, MHS Art Educator and Gallery Coordinator Did you know that coloring, sketching, and creating can help with navigating emotions? As the pandemic continues to produce anxiety and...

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