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Tag: Student Character and Leadership

How Being an Advocate Helps Others—and Myself

Written by Susanna, a junior at MHS When I think of the word “advocate,” the first thought that pops into my mind is the future I hope to create for...

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Milton Hershey School STEAM and SEL Curriculums Receive National Recognition

National education writer Tom Vander Ark and author of the Getting Smarter blog recently highlighted Milton Hershey School’s STEAM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and arts) program as well as the...

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Kate Casey ’95

When Kate Casey ’95 enrolled at Milton Hershey School as a ninth-grader, she immediately connected with people due to their shared life experiences. Kate helped organize a school-wide event in...

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Virgil Whitsett ’81

When Virgil Whitsett ’81 was eight years old, he enrolled at Milton Hershey School after his science teacher recommended the school to his mother. “My father died when I was...

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Carlos Anavitate-Bermudez ’13

Carlos Anavitate-Bermudez ’13 enrolled at Milton Hershey School in 2010, and he remembers the day clearly because it was the day his life changed. “I was homeless with my grandma...

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Lynn Scully ’81

Lynn Scully ’81 describes her experience at Milton Hershey School as life-changing. “[When] I was enrolled, my mother was trying to raise three daughters on minimum wage,” Lynn said. “She...

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Ashley Barriner-Byrd ’01

From a young age, Ashley Barriner-Byrd ’01 wanted to see the world. Her mother was a flight attendant and told her stories about traveling. When Ashley arrived at Milton Hershey...

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Tom Connelly ’72

If there’s one piece of advice Tom Connelly ’72 would pass along to current and future students at Milton Hershey School, it’s to find something that enriches your life. “Take...

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Garry Gilliam ’09

Garry Gilliam ’09 enrolled at Milton Hershey School when he was seven years old. His mother, Thelma Shifflet, knew it was the best decision she could make for her young...

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Self-Improvement Month: Building the Character and Leadership Employers Value

In a 2014 CareerBuilder study, 77 percent of employers surveyed said “soft skills” associated with workers’ personalities are equally as important as job-related skills. Employers are looking for people who...

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