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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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Building Connections and Life Skills through Governor’s Office Internship

As a rising senior at Milton Hershey School, Gabby is spending her summer building connections with local government officials and making a difference in her community through her internship at...

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National Safety Month: 5 Summer Safety Tips for Students and Families

As we celebrate the arrival of the summer solstice and start planning our outdoor activities and summer vacations, being prepared for emergency situations can help your plans go off without...

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Understanding Poverty through “Chocolate and Poverty” Training

For 16 years, Mark Brezitski has served as an admissions counselor at Milton Hershey School. While every day is different for the admissions team, training professionals on the effects of...

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How Millennials Are Changing the World

By Eli, an upcoming senior at MHS Say the word “millennials” to anyone over the age of 40 and watch as a look of disgust falls over their face. Lazy,...

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The Marathon Called Houseparenting

I am not built for running, but I’ve always wanted to be a runner. So through lots of practice, time and effort, I have worked up to running long distances—including...

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From Hershey, Pennsylvania to Hershey, Cuba

By Chanel ’11 As a 2011 graduate of Milton Hershey School, I learned various lessons that have made a huge impact on my life and how I view the world....

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A Timeline of MHS Commencements through the Years

Commencement is a momentous occasion at Milton Hershey School. For MHS students, this campus has not only been their school but also a home away from home. In the early...

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Mental Health Awareness: Starting the Conversation about Depression

For 16 years, Milton Hershey School graduate Troy Scott has experienced the personal effects of mental illness. The first time he experienced depression was during his freshman year at Milton...

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Health Blog: A Closer Look at Brain Development in Low-Income Children

Featuring Dr. Beth Shaw, MHS Executive Director of Student Support Services Redirecting brain development through evidence-based interventions For more than century, Milton Hershey School has been nurturing students by providing...

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Dental Services: Helping Children Brush up on Oral Hygiene

Featuring Dr. Denise Alston, MHS Director of Dental Services What do you think about when someone mentions health epidemics? You may immediately think of the flu, meningitis or measles, but...

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