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Legacy of Dental Care at Milton Hershey School Brings Smiles

While growing up, Milton Hershey moved several times, attended seven different schools, and did not receive the best dental care. Because of this, his wife, Catherine, caringly looked after him...

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Milton S. Hershey: A Mother’s Love and Inspiration

In 1909, our founders, Milton and Catherine Hershey, had the foresight to create a home and school for orphan boys that focused on giving them the opportunities they needed to...

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Milton Hershey School Station Wagons Create Family Memories

As Milton Hershey School expanded, so did the campus. When the school began the farmhome program in 1929, these homes spanned in all directions. The opening of the Junior-Senior High...

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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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