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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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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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5 Thanksgiving Traditions from Milton Hershey School History

It’s fitting that the Deed of Trust creating Hershey Industrial School—now known as Milton Hershey School—was signed by Mr. and Mrs. Hershey on November 15, 1909 during the season of...

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Getting Hands On with Nature Through After-School Environmental Program

This fall, the MHS Environmental Center led a Middle Division after-school activity program called the AEE Sampler. The goal was to provide hands-on, highly-engaging activities that allowed middle school students...

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How Being an Advocate Helps Others—and Myself

Written by Susanna, a junior at MHS When I think of the word “advocate,” the first thought that pops into my mind is the future I hope to create for...

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The Long Game

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent When it comes to houseparenting, I like to tell people that we’re playing the long game. When we’re dealing with people, especially teens, we...

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Four Things You Didn’t Know About Catherine Hershey

One of the best aspects of working in the Department of School History at Milton Hershey School is making history come alive for our students and enabling them to see...

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How I’m Building Relationships with First-Year Students

By Tanya Alfonso, MHS Home Life Administrator First-year newly enrolled MHS students in first through fourth grade have the distinct advantage of participating in the MHS co-pilot program. Adult staff...

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