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Nov. 14, 2022

Milton Hershey School Students and Staff Celebrate Founders Feast and Senior Milestone

On Sunday, Nov. 13, Milton Hershey School students and staff gathered at Hershey Lodge for the annual Founders Feast. Since 2014, Founders Feast has been an opportunity for more than...

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Nov. 7, 2022

Milton Hershey School Founders Week Begins with a School-Wide Assembly

Milton Hershey School kicked off a weeklong celebration of the school’s founders, Milton and Catherine Hershey, with a Founders Week Assembly. Nearly 113 years after the Hersheys signed the Deed...

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Sept. 29, 2022

Milton Hershey School Community Rededicates Founders Hall

On Sept. 13, 1970, Milton Hershey School dedicated the iconic Founders Hall to the legacy of the school’s founders—Milton and Catherine Hershey. Fifty-two years later, on Sept. 28, 2022, MHS...

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Nov. 8, 2021

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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March 31, 2021

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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Nov. 23, 2020

Giving Thanks at Milton Hershey School for Thanksgiving

For 113 years, the Milton Hershey School community has celebrated founders Milton and Catherine Hershey in November—the month we focus on giving thanks. The Thanksgiving holiday at MHS has been...

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Nov. 16, 2020

A History of Student Health Services Provided for the Milton Hershey School Community

Featuring Chris Rich, MHS Senior Manager of Student Health Services Shortly after marrying Milton S. Hershey, Catherine Hershey joined and was an active member of Lancaster Charity Society, an organization...

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Nov. 6, 2020

Then and Now: MHS Founders Week Traditions

When creating the Hershey Industrial School (now Milton Hershey School), Milton and Catherine Hershey knew they wanted to help children and families in need. They communicated their vision for the...

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Nov. 2, 2020

Milton Hershey School Honors Milton Hershey’s Legacy

Milton Hershey School lives as a breathing testament to Milton S. Hershey’s life and family. Although he came from humble beginnings, he grew into the resilient creator of The Hershey...

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Oct. 23, 2020

The History of the Milton Hershey School Fish Fountain

More than fifty years ago, Milton Hershey School designed a building that could both be a lasting tribute to the school’s founders, Milton and Catherine Hershey, and a central location...

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