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My MHS Blog

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.

The First 5 Minutes

By Kendra Poff, MHS Third Grade Teacher I can’t believe I have officially begun my third year here at Milton Hershey School! As I began to prepare for a new...

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Tanya Alfonso: Houseparent Trainer

When I look into our students’ eyes, I see a reflection of me from when I was their age. Even though I did not attend MHS, by all accounts I...

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As Seen on TV: Sharing My Success

One of my favorite things to do is to talk about MHS to people who don’t know all that it is. Yeah, some questions get redundant and annoying to answer,...

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Shining in the Courtroom: Leila Asemani, Intern

Milton Hershey School junior Leila Asemani shines when she’s practicing her mock trial skills in the school’s courtroom classroom, so it’s no surprise that she is spending the summer before...

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Starting My Next Chapter

By Tatiana ’15 Since my last blog, I received some BIG news that I had been waiting to hear for what felt like an eternity. I was accepted to the...

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Denise Witmer: Alumni

Every Milton Hershey student has a story and a date. My date is August 30, 1982 and my MHS story is similar to that of many of the students enrolled...

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Catherine Hershey: A Shortened Life Remembered (1872-1915)

March 25, 2015, marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Catherine Hershey. March is also Women’s History Month, a time to highlight the contributions of women to events in...

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The Power of One: The Making of a Champ

Champayne “Champ” Hess ’10 recognizes the importance of mentors and how influential one person can be in helping us achieve our goals. She just finished a storybook field hockey season...

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Tatiana: Alumni

On Aug. 1, 2009 at 13 years old, I started my journey at Milton Hershey School. My name is Tatiana and, this is my MHS story. I, unlike many of...

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