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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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Service Learning in Ghana: A Series of Reflections

Reflection One: Building Lifelong Connections By Gabby, an MHS senior I have been extremely blessed to travel to Ghana with Milton Hershey School’s Multicultural and Global Education program this past...

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Say What? The Battle Against One-Word Answers

By Clare Olge, an MHS houseparent Have you ever asked a teenage boy about his day?    Regardless of how you phrase the question, it’s typical to get a one-word...

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The Transformation of Milton Hershey School’s Recreation Program

When Milton Hershey was giving a reporter a tour of the school in 1924, they encountered a group of excited boys that were participating in the school’s recreation program. When...

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Green Time: The Relationship Between Nature, Personal Growth and Academic Success

There’s a growing body of evidence that shows time spent in nature, otherwise known as green time, can lead to increased psychological, emotional, and physical well-being. According to a USA...

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Reducing Summer Learning Loss with Year-Round Experiences Summer Program

For many students across the U.S., summer is full of vacations, time spent outdoors, and gatherings with friends and family. These activities are fun and relaxing, but they don’t always...

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Getting a Taste of the Culinary World: Kiana’s Internship at The Hotel Hershey

Inspired by her family’s home-cooked meals growing up, Kiana joined the Culinary Arts/Restaurant Management Services career pathway at Milton Hershey School when she realized cooking was her true passion. Through...

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Planting Her Roots in the Field of Agriculture: Sophia’s Environmental Internship

Sophia, a rising senior at Milton Hershey School, is passionate about plants and environmental science and dreams of pursuing a career in this field. She chose the Agriculture and Natural...

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How Schools Can Help Graduates Achieve their Definition of Post-Grad Success

The national high school graduation rate hit a record high in 2012-13 at 81 percent. However, it wasn’t a positive outlook in families with the lowest designated income levels. Approximately...

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Engaging the Crowd and Gaining Professionalism: Leah’s Training and Development Internship

This summer, Leah started her first job ever. As a rising senior at Milton Hershey School, she had the opportunity to intern in the Training and Development office for Hershey...

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Top 7 Pieces of Historic Architecture and Landscaping on MHS Campus

“There is not a person alive who should not plant a tree – not for the shade that you’ll enjoy, but for those who are coming after.” –Milton Hershey To...

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