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How to Create a Sensory Garden at Home

Throughout the summer of 2018, Milton Hershey School teachers, students, and staff built an outdoor sensory garden in the enclosed courtyard of Memorial Hall. The sensory garden is part of...

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Alumnae, Colleagues, Friends—A Conversation

Thy Traditions Dear, the Milton Hershey School Alumni Relations magazine, talked with Fonati Abrokwa ’01 and Ododo Walsh ’98 about the challenges and rewards of working where they once played,...

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Help from my Housefather

By Elijah Espaillat ’21 My palms are sweaty. I walk into the auditorium where people are smiling like they just won the jackpot. My thoughts bang in my head as...

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My Milton Hershey School Family

By Arlene Samayoa-Rodas ’22 As I traveled the long car ride to an unknown place, little did I know I was traveling to a place that would become another home....

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Rebecca Jay ’17

Rebecca Jay ’17 enrolled at Milton Hershey School as a freshman. After spending most of her childhood in foster care she was excited to find a place with stability and...

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Joel Smith ’02

Joel Smith ’02 enrolled at Milton Hershey School from Sicklerville, New Jersey as a sixth-grader. With a single mother raising four children and going to college, Joel found MHS as...

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Marilyn Weaver ’03

Marilyn Weaver ’03 enrolled at Milton Hershey School (MHS) from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania when her family made the hard and selfless decision to give her the opportunity of a lifetime....

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Training for Hills

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent Our student home is located on top of a hill. We have a great view and our basement doesn’t flood when it rains. It’s...

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Arielle McInnis-Simoncelli ’07

Arielle McInnis-Simoncelli ’07 enrolled at Milton Hershey School in 1995 as a first-grader. Coming from a life lacking opportunity, Arielle, her sister Jasmine ’08, and their mother dreamed of a...

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MHS Housefathers Are Passing Healthy Lifestyles to Their Students

This school year, a group of Milton Hershey School housefathers decided to take their soccer skills to the next level by creating a competitive team. As role models for the...

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