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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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Built on Sugar: Hershey in Cuba

Did you know Milton Hershey had a personal and professional interest in Cuba? To help ensure a steady supply of sugar for his chocolate, Milton Hershey began to acquire land...

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Words of Wisdom and Keys to Success for Commencement

As Milton Hershey School prepares for the Class of 2016’s Commencement – the biggest in school history – our seniors are making decisions on colleges, careers, and future goals. To...

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What Does the World Need?

By Alex, a senior at MHS The funny thing is, I swear I just got here yesterday – yesterday being six short years ago. Looking back, it went fast. You...

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Shaking Things Up

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent My husband is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, but he can be a total snob when it comes to milkshakes. He’s...

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How I Found Myself Through Serving Others

By Desirea, a senior at MHS From a young age, I was always interested in helping others. I was raised in a house full of children – there are currently...

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Filled to Overflow

By Olivia, a senior at MHS I enjoy being active in whatever means possible, especially in service, Christian ideals, leadership, academics and exploration. On Sunday mornings, I teach a group...

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Where I’m Supposed to Be

How does Denise make her classroom feel like home for her students? “I want my classroom to be a safe place where they can be adventurous, learn, experiment, be themselves,...

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There is Always Enough

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent Feeding twelve high school boys, a husband, a toddler and my food-loving infant is no short order. In a week, we typically go through...

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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent That’s the comment I heard from a dear friend after posting our student home’s Christmas photo. It’s the first year we have taken a...

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The Moment Everything Changed

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent It’s funny how you can go about living your life and then something happens and everything changes. For us, that moment was about five...

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