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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. 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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A ‘Fiercely Compassionate’ Approach to Student Mental Health

By Dr. Danielle Budash Newkam, MHS Psychologist How should educators see the children in their care? Whether they’re teaching, coaching, mentoring or treating them, perceptions of children are more critical than...

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My Journey as a Student Athlete and Soccer Player at Milton Hershey School

By Gage Thomas, MHS Junior Being a member of Milton Hershey School’s soccer team has significantly shaped my experience as an MHS student. First and foremost, being a part of...

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From One Milton Hershey School Graduate to Another: Thank You

By Pete Gurt ’85, MHS President On Aug. 19, 1985, Kimberly (Bishop) Elenberg enrolled at the best home and school on earth in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and on Nov. 18, 2022,...

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What I’ve Learned as a Student Athlete at Milton Hershey School

By Megan Forthofer, MHS Senior Being a member of the field hockey team has shaped my Milton Hershey School experience by giving me an outlet, helping me to make new...

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It Takes a Village: Milton Hershey School is a Supportive Community

Featuring Sarah Pearson and Alyssa Hostetter, MHS Family Relations Counselors Milton Hershey School is more than a school. We are a community made up of teachers, administrators, staff, houseparents, parents/sponsors,...

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Caregivers Often Need Care Too

By Laura Schmidt, MHS Director of Marketing Communications When a Milton Hershey School employee shares about their job or talks about where they work and the students they serve, often...

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Milton Hershey School Houseparent Shares the Joy of Coming Home

By Sheldon Green ’88, MHS Houseparent I enrolled at Milton Hershey School on Jan. 3, 1981. Exactly 28 years later, I came home and started a new career with my...

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From Houseparenting to Hiring at Milton Hershey School

By Jacqui Niel, MHS Houseparent Recruiter and Former MHS Houseparent When I started working at Milton Hershey School, I had no idea how I would fit in to what seemed...

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Founders Hall Auditorium: A Chapel, Performing Space, and So Much More

By Pastor William Ogle, MHS Director of Religious Programs I can remember the first time I walked into the Founders Hall Auditorium. In the fall of 2011, my wife and...

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Celebrating My Heritage through Performing at Milton Hershey School

By Sophia Lozada-Delzell, MHS Senior The first time that I tested my musical abilities was in seventh grade when I auditioned to be a cast member in Milton Hershey School’s...

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