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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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The Moment Everything Changed

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent It’s funny how you can go about living your life and then something happens and everything changes. For us, that moment was about five...

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How Schools Can Help Break the Cycle of Poverty: A Whole Child Approach

More than 16 million children in the United States-nearly one out of four-live below the federal poverty level with their families earning less than $23,550 annually. These low-income households face...

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The True Meaning of Family

By Tatiana ’15 I’ve learned over the years that what defines family is not solely blood relation. Family consists of the people who support and love you, and the people...

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It Was Kitty’s Idea

The Milton Hershey School, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, began as a dream and vision shared by chocolate magnate Milton Hershey and his wife, Catherine. Unable to have children of their...

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Milton and Kitty: A Love Story

Imagine the shock Milton Hershey’s mother must have felt when in 1898 he arrived home in Lancaster from a weekend away with an attractive young bride. Fanny Hershey was not...

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To My Students Past and Present

By Kendra Poff, an MHS Third Grade Teacher I remember three years ago walking into Founders Hall for my final interview. One of the questions I was asked was, “Why...

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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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