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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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Being Thankful For the Love of the Hersheys

By Denise Witmer, MHS alumna and elementary school teacher Mr. and Mrs. Hershey founded an amazing school. They used their finances to supply students with a home, educational and vocational...

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Milton’s Christmas Workshop

I am blessed to serve on many committees and task forces at Milton Hershey School that focus on honoring our school’s mission. I presently have the distinct privilege of being...

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Feeling Thankful for My MHS Family

By Tatiana ’15 As my first semester at Rochester Institute of Technology comes to an end, I’ve been very busy. Balancing classes, a social life and healthy habits-like sleeping and...

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Young Milton Hershey School Graduate Offers Advice in Time Management Book

Miriam Oladipo ’15 recently was published in the book 15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management: The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and...

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The Perfect Fit

By Tatiana ’15 A few months into college life, I can already tell how prepared I am compared to my peers. I moved in at Rochester Institute of Technology on...

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The Power of One

By Denise Witmer, MHS Second Grade Teacher and MHS Alumna As I was thinking about what to write about for this month’s blog, I began to think about this year’s...

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The First Five Minutes

By Kendra Poff, MHS Elementary Division Teacher I can’t believe I have officially begun my third year here at Milton Hershey School! As I began to prepare for a new...

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Tanya Alfonso: Houseparent Trainer

When I look into our students’ eyes, I see a reflection of me from when I was their age. Even though I did not attend MHS, by all accounts I...

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As Seen on TV: Sharing My Success

One of my favorite things to do is to talk about MHS to people who don’t know all that it is. Yeah, some questions get redundant and annoying to answer,...

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Shining in the Courtroom: Leila Asemani, Intern

Milton Hershey School junior Leila Asemani shines when she’s practicing her mock trial skills in the school’s courtroom classroom, so it’s no surprise that she is spending the summer before...

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