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Milton Hershey School Theme Homes Help Students Perfect Skills

Residents of two Milton Hershey School student homes share a common interest in saving lives. Student home Union Canal and student home Grant have been designated as first responder theme...

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Milton Hershey School Student Home Celebrates Countdown to Christmas

December can be challenging for many Milton Hershey School students. Some go home for Thanksgiving and eagerly await Christmas break. The school hosts several special events, such as Milton’s Christmas...

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What a Chocolate Bar Means to a Milton Hershey School Graduate

By Katie Muir ’18 Through the years, chocolate has taken on many different meanings in my life. As a child, it represented a warm summer night making s’mores and catching...

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Role Models, Houseparents through Generations

Milton and Catherine Hershey created a home and school to give children in need a stable childhood. They communicated what they wanted the school to be in the Deed of...

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Milton Hershey School Compass Project Guides Moral Development

By Ododo Walsh ’98, Senior Director of Home Life Services In today’s rapidly changing world, academic excellence alone is not enough to prepare students for success. To succeed in a...

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The History of Birthday Celebrations at Milton Hershey School

Each year at Milton Hershey School, we celebrate the birthday of our founder Milton S. Hershey. These celebrations have been part of MHS tradition since the school’s early years and...

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Milton Hershey School Transition Dinners Prepare Students for New School Year

Milton Hershey School houseparents who will soon welcome new students recently met and shared a meal with those who will be in their care. Transition dinners are held annually before...

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Milton Hershey School Honors Parents/Sponsors with a Community Event and Awards Ceremony

Over the weekend, the Milton Hershey School community, including students, staff, parents/sponsors, alumni, and Hershey community partners, came together for a special event during Spring Family Weekend. On Saturday, May...

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Local Couple Becomes Milton Hershey School Houseparents to Impact Community

By Karen and Leno Washington, MHS Houseparents After growing up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and meeting in high school, we knew this area would always be our home. We never considered,...

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A Dream of Being a Houseparent at Milton Hershey School

By Dedra Doutrich, MHS Houseparent Recruiter and Former MHS Houseparent When I first learned about the role of houseparenting, my husband, Justin, and I knew that there was something special...

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