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Milton Hershey School: The School Built on Abundant Opportunities

Milton S. Hershey once said, “If we had helped a hundred children it would have all been worthwhile.” Milton Hershey School (MHS) is a home and school for students from low income that provides the necessities of life and more. The school has now grown to have helped more than 11,000 graduates and I am on my way to become one of them.

I have been impacted greatly by all that MHS has done for me. August 11, 2014, a day that will always be engraved into my heart, is the day that I enrolled at MHS as a fourth grader. This was the first of many opportunities the school has gifted me. In the fourth grade, I got to play the drums, which I loved to do—something my family could not afford.

In middle school, I got to do so much more. I participated in choir, track and field, tried out for musicals, and even got my first job during my eighth-grade summer. I went on vacation and met the higher-ups at MHS. All opportunities that I would not find anywhere else.

In high school, I found a lot of my passions. I started taking dance classes and joined New Horizons (a show choir). I participated in Model UN, the Student Government Association, and worked at The Project Market. I was also given the opportunity to go to a college camp for a week and intern on the Communications & Corporate Relations team at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts in The Hershey Press Building, all because of the school.

The abundant opportunities at MHS are infinite. I was never afraid to ask because the worst answer was “no,” and the staff at MHS always encouraged me. MHS gave me a home, friends, and life-long connections. All opportunities that I would never have received anywhere else. MHS will always give you the tools to live; you just have to know how to use them.


Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company is proud to help fulfill the dream of our founder, Milton S. Hershey, by providing value to Milton Hershey School in its mission of helping students lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives - just as Mr. Hershey intended.