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MHS Freshmen Explore History’s Triumphs and Tragedies on National History Day

On Friday, Jan. 25, Milton Hershey School freshmen participated in the school’s third-annual National History Day competition. Students selected an individual, idea, or event in history and conducted research in...

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5 Winter Traditions at Milton Hershey School

When Milton and Catherine Hershey founded Milton Hershey School, they wanted students to have proper recreation and plenty of opportunities to stay active. The winter time was no exception. Ice...

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MHS Students Share Their Favorite Holiday Traditions

Throughout November and December, Milton Hershey School is filled with holiday magic as students come together as a community to create memories and traditions. Some of these traditions go back...

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Eugene Lowe’s Connection with General Eisenhower

Eugene Lowe, known as Gene, came to The Hershey Industrial School on Dec. 13, 1928 at the age of five. In high school, he studied carpentry and played on the...

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Milton Hershey School Releases 2017-18 Annual Report

Milton Hershey School is proud to share its 2017-18 Brown and Gold Annual Report. This report provides insight into the excellent education, award-winning programs, and dedicated staff who empower our...

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Christmas Memories

Both Milton and Catherine had very simple, meager childhoods, and Christmas for both was most likely celebrated with little fanfare. Yet, Milton Hershey recognized the holiday by giving each employee...

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Senior Suitcase Program

Milton and Catherine Hershey’s mission was to give students in the school, “real homes, real comforts, education, and training, so they would be useful and happy citizens.” Milton Hershey explained...

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The Gift of Thanksgiving Traditions

It is fitting that the Deed of Trust creating Hershey Industrial School was signed by Mr. and Mrs. Hershey on November 15, 1909—during the season of harvest and thanksgiving. Giving,...

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Founders Day: Giving the Gift of Stock

In the fall of 1918, the big news of the world was World War I, waging since the summer of 1914. The war officially ended on Nov. 11, 1918. Two...

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MHS Community Pays Tribute to Milton and Catherine Hershey During Annual Founders Week Assembly

During the 2018 Founders Week Assembly, the Milton Hershey School community gathered to reflect on founders Milton and Catherine Hershey and celebrate the school that more than 2,000 students call...

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