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A Letter to Our Community

We are greatly pained by the recent events across our nation. They prove more than ever that a divide exists throughout the country and must be addressed by real action,...

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Milton Hershey School Student Takes Third Place in Diversity Essay Contest

Over the summer, Milton Hershey School rising fifth-grader Iziah Lara was recognized for taking third place in the 2019 Dauphin County Cultural Diversity Essay Contest. Iziah’s essay answered the question,...

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Jared T. Ross ’18

From camping in Badlands National Park in South Dakota to buying a cowboy hat in Montana, Jared T. Ross’ ’18 summer was nothing short of adventurous. Jared was exactly one-month...

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MHS Students Learn About Hispanic Culture and Heritage Through Mentorship Program With The Hershey Company

On Friday, May 31, employees from The Hershey Company came to Milton Hershey School to listen to presentations by MHS Spanish students. All school year, the senior Spanish students participated...

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Perseverance and the Days I Will Always Remember

By Helena Taylor, a senior at MHS For the most part our eyes allow us to see. As an essential body part, our eyes give us vision which allows us...

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Embracing Diversity to Fulfill Milton Hershey School’s Mission

Milton Hershey School, a home and school for over 2,000 students, has experienced many changes over the years. In 1924, Mr. Hershey told the Literary Digest that, “Other rich men...

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A Welcoming Community

As an MHS houseparent supervisor, Tanya Alfonso is part of a caring team that works diligently every day to ensure students living on campus feel supported and comfortable to be...

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How to Help Students Understand and Celebrate Diversity

At Milton Hershey School, we have students and families from many different cultures who practice various religions, speak many languages, and come from different parts of the country. There is...

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Cassandra Wentzel ’05

Cassandra Wentzel ’05 remembers the day she encouraged her grandparents to call and learn more about Milton Hershey School. It was a pivotal moment that has come full circle for...

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Julie Viera ’09

As a fourth-grader, Julie Viera ’09 thought she was visiting a museum when she first stepped on the Milton Hershey School campus and learned she would live there. “Before I...

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