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Anthony Oakley ’82

When asked for a specific characteristic he learned at Milton Hershey School, Anthony Oakley ’82 is quick to share his respect for other people and his strong work ethic. Anthony...

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Andre Wright ’90

As the youngest of six children in his family, Andre Wright ’90 enrolled at Milton Hershey School in fifth grade when his mother started noticing more violence in the area...

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Erica Ratiner ’93

When Erica Ratiner ’93 toured Milton Hershey School, she made the decision to apply. She enrolled at MHS at the end of her seventh-grade year and had access to opportunities...

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Jeff Cooke, Sr. ’83

Jeff Cooke, Sr. ’83 describes his time at Milton Hershey School as transformative. When he was growing up he recognized that he was headed down a bad path, not because...

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Alexandra Cruz ’07

When asked to describe Milton Hershey School, Alexandra Cruz ’07 automatically thought of the word ‘welcoming.’ “Because I came from similar backgrounds to everybody else, it didn’t matter what I’d...

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Jason Brown ’99

From a young age, Milton Hershey School was a place of opportunity for Jason Brown ’99 and his twin brother. MHS had fresh air, comfort, and sports teams — things...

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Ashley Altman ’07

Ashley Altman ’07 enrolled at Milton Hershey School for financial and social reasons. While she knew what it was like to get good grades, she did not have the financial...

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Gabriella Harris ’08

Gabriella Harris ’08 says if she could use one word to describe her experience at Milton Hershey School, it would be blessed. “I was taken out of an environment that...

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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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Joshua Arledge ’15

From a young age, Joshua Arledge ’15 dreamed of a different life. Growing up in rural South Carolina with 10 brothers and sisters in a four-bedroom trailer, Joshua always hoped...

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