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5 Things You May Not Know About The Hershey Chocolate Company

This post originally appeared on ThisNThatWithOlivia.com

Did you know that Milton Hershey had his hands in more than just Hershey’s Milk Chocolate? While in Hershey, PA, I learned a great deal about the history of The Hershey Chocolate Company and wanted to share a few things with you. Milton Hershey was an inspiring businessman and I am delighted to see his legacy live on in the many aspects of Hershey!

Milton Hershey School has helped children realize their full potential for more than 100 years by offering a top-notch education to students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade for income eligible families. This school is a cost-free, private, co-educational school in Hershey, PA. This school was established in 1909 by Milton & Catherine Hershey to provide a positive, structured home life – year round – to help children gain the skills to be successful in all aspects of life. Today more than 2,000 students from across the US attend MHS. They have access to unique award-winning programs, experienced teachers and caring adult mentors, state-of-the-art facilities, sports, music, arts and advanced technology. Students also have the opportunity to earn continuing education scholarships. On average, 80% of graduating seniors plan to pursue some type of postsecondary education to expand on the knowledge and skills learned at MHS. MHS is committed to helping students achieve a life full of possibilities. Every time you eat Hershey’s chocolate or visit Hersheypark, you’re helping fund the Milton Hershey School. If that’s not motivation to eat more chocolate, I don’t know what is!  You can learn more about this amazing school by going to MHSKids.org.

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