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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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Finding Purpose in the Face of Challenges

By Tyler, a senior at MHS True purpose can come in unexpected ways. We may discover it tomorrow, or it may be revealed once we’re older. Some are able to...

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New Year, New Me

By Sam, a senior at MHS What does 2017 mean for me? It means a close to my time at MHS—a journey that has been quite incredible. My senior year...

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Don’t Let the Feeling Fade

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent In addition to my houseparenting duties, I have the privilege of helping with New Spartan Academy. This is the program that all new students...

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My Journey Toward Trust, Mutual Respect and Kindheartedness

By Ashley, a junior at MHS When I first walked into the open arms of Milton Hershey School, I thought I would never find an adult to connect with because...

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The Power of Mentorship

By Natasha, a sophomore at MHS The mentorship program at MHS has made my life more positive now that I know I have someone to rely on and trust. It...

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A Spark of Holiday Magic

By Josi, a senior at MHS On Aug. 2, 2008, I walked into a dome building that consisted of high ceilings, marble flooring, huge chandeliers, and hundreds of people. As...

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Milton Hershey and Walt Disney—What Do They Have in Common?

Milton Hershey and Walt Disney were iconic visionaries. Two men who believed in the power of dreaming and two leaders who had a lot in common. Hershey and Disney both...

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9 Christmas Traditions at Milton Hershey School

Throughout Milton Hershey School history, the Christmas season has been a busy time with many rich traditions including pageants, programs, parties, and caroling—and even the occasional box of candy from...

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4 Ways to Bring STEAM to Life for Elementary Students

Featuring Dr. Jaunine Fouché, MHS Science Curriculum Supervisor At Milton Hershey School, our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum is a major part of students’ education beginning in...

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How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Food

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, in 2015 one in seven Americans and more than 12 million families struggled with hunger. Not being able to afford balanced meals...

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