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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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Sam Duah – Senior Spotlight

As a child growing up in Newark, New Jersey, Sam Duah says he lived in an area that wasn’t the best for him and his siblings. When he entered eighth...

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Jesper Andersson – Senior Spotlight

As a young child, Jesper Andersson moved around from city to city with his family. As his parents tried to provide for Jesper and his younger sister, several setbacks got...

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Elijah Conniff – Senior Spotlight

Eli’s Pathway to Penn—Milton Hershey School senior shares his story of inspiration and hope to the Ivy League Elijah Conniff’s unstable life got a little steadier on January 20, 2009....

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The Significance of Milton Hershey School “Lifers”

When Milton and Catherine Hershey founded Hershey Industrial School in 1909, they saw the value in enrolling students at a young age and nurturing and educating them through graduation. In...

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The Beginning of Change

By Danielle Peirson, an MHS Fourth-Grade Teacher The end of the year is an exciting time when testing ends and reflection begins. I reflect back to where we started and...

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Grace Wong – Senior Spotlight

When Grace Wong crosses the stage on Commencement day, she’ll join a long list of MHS graduates known as “lifers.” These alums enrolled at Milton Hershey School in pre-K, kindergarten,...

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Thank a Teacher Day: 4 Ways Teachers Are Making an Impact

On May 8, 2018, the nation is celebrating Thank a Teacher Day. At Milton Hershey School, we celebrate our teachers every day as they help students develop good study habits,...

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Andre Sumler – Senior Spotlight

When Andre Sumler enrolled at Milton Hershey School as a freshman, he was already passionate about music. “My entire childhood was music,” said Andre. “If I wasn’t singing, I was...

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Chiemela Anyanwu – Senior Spotlight

When Chiemela Anyanwu was in seventh grade, she enrolled at Milton Hershey School after her family decided it was the best opportunity for her to succeed. “I had a pretty...

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Playing Games

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent The schedule at Milton Hershey School is rewarding but rigorous—especially in Senior Division. There are chores to be done, rooms to keep clean, study...

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