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American Essence Magazine Shares the Story of Milton Hershey School and its Philanthropic Founders

Unable to have children of their own, Milton and Catherine Hershey decided to leave a gift that would allow thousands of kids to achieve their dreams. In 1909, they founded...

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Ododo Walsh ’98

Milton Hershey School and New York City, though within neighboring states, are worlds apart when alumna Ododo Walsh ’98 reflects on her childhood in poverty. “I was living in New...

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Milton Hershey School Alumna Receives Top Military Award

Milton Hershey School graduate and 2012 Alumna of the year, Captain Kimberly Elenberg ’88, recently received the third-highest award issued by the Department of Defense—the Defense Meritorious Service Medal. The...

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Milton Hershey School Homecoming Through the Years

In 1930, a group of Hershey Industrial School alumni met to form a Hershey Industrial School Alumni Association. Superintendent George E. Copenhaver appointed Arthur R. Whiteman ‘27 as President. The...

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Without Houseparents, Milton Hershey School Alumna, Staff Member Says She May Not Have Graduated

By Lorraine Romberger ’83, MHS Alumni Relations Manager The encouragement of houseparents can really make a difference in a student’s success at MHS. When I transitioned to MHS, it was...

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Milton Hershey School Alumnus, Staff Reciprocates Guidance from Houseparents

By Tylor Teel ’11, MHS Transitional Living Assistant When I was a student at MHS, I had one set of houseparents while I was in Middle Division and another couple...

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Houseparents Laid the Foundation for Alumna’s Fulfilling Career at Milton Hershey School

By Amanda Massanet ’08, MHS Houseparent I know it’s a very difficult decision for parents/sponsors to send their children to Milton Hershey School. I know that firsthand because I went...

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Milton Hershey School Facilities Staff, Lifer Shares Memories of His Houseparents

By Neil Hunsinger ’98, MHS Facilities Coordinator I attended Milton Hershey School from kindergarten through 12th grade and graduated as an MHS lifer. From the start in elementary school, I...

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FOX43 Showcases the Important Role of Houseparents on Father’s Day

Featuring Mike King, MHS houseparent, and Mike Campbell, MHS Director of Year-Round Experiences Fox43 reporter Madeline Cuddihy visited Milton Hershey School in advance of Father’s Day to learn how two...

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Milton Hershey School Residential Education Professional, Alumna Inspired by Influence of Houseparents

By Quad Abdul-Aziz ’15, MHS Transitional Living Assistant I came to MHS in fifth grade so I was here from the ages of 10 to 18. My houseparents played a...

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