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Milton Hershey School Reveals Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas is a special time for any child, and it is no different at Milton Hershey School. MHS students, whether they are at school or in their student home, enjoy...

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Milton Hershey School Launches Its Virtual Founders Hall Visitors Center

More than 50 years ago, Milton Hershey School dedicated an iconic building on campus, Founders Hall, to our founders, Milton and Catherine Hershey. Inside this stately monument lives the Founders...

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Milton Hershey School Remembers Its Founders Week Traditions

Prior to the annual tradition of Milton Hershey School’s (MHS) senior class tree planting, commemorating Founders Week was celebrated in several ways. Recent discoveries from newspaper archives have revealed various...

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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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Publications Across Pennsylvania and New York Commemorate Catherine Hershey’s Birthday

Featuring Pete Gurt, Milton Hershey School President While many central Pennsylvanians know Catherine Hershey as the wife of Milton Hershey and a founder of Milton Hershey School, few know just...

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A Life of Giving: Celebrating Catherine Hershey’s 150th Birthday

By Pete Gurt ’85, Milton Hershey School President There are many important dates in the history of Milton Hershey School, but one of these noteworthy occasions happened decades before the...

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Milton Hershey School Hosts Facebook Live for Women’s History Month

In honor of Women’s History Month, Milton Hershey School (MHS) hosted a Facebook Live roundtable discussion on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. As a global month that celebrates the achievements of...

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Milton Hershey School Enrolls Its First Female Students

When asked by a reporter for the New York Times in 1923 about his reasons for setting up the school as he did and to include just boys, Milton Hershey...

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Embracing Diversity: Groundbreaking Memories

There have been many changes since Milton Hershey School was created in 1909, yet Milton and Catherine’s mission to give as many students as possible “real homes, real comforts, education,...

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Milton Hershey Uses Personal Experiences to Create Hands-On Learning Opportunities for Students

When Milton and Catherine Hershey created the Hershey Industrial School in 1909 (now Milton Hershey School), Milton looked back on his own life and early hands-on learning experiences as a...

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