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What has Milton Hershey School done for me?

Our core purpose at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts (HE&R) is to provide value to Milton Hershey School (MHS), the largest home and school in the world, as it continues to provide opportunities for children in need.

HE&R provides both financial and human support in countless ways; one of which is an internship program. Makaylah, a senior at MHS, spent time with the Communications teams this past summer. While she was interning with the Communications Team, she had the opportunity to write for Stories.HersheyPA.com. Perfect timing, during the first week of her senior year, Makaylah shares what Milton Hershey School has done for her.

I remember the first time I got a letter in the mail from Milton Hershey School. You could say I was confused. I went online and began to research it and, as you can see, I liked what I found. I signed up for more letters and information, and my mother and I attended one of the informative dinners. After that, everything was set in place. I filled out an application and got set up for an interview.

On April 22, 2013, I came for my interview. 

I cried the whole way as we pulled into the campus Health Center. I couldn’t believe the amazing fresh start I would have in such an exquisite place.
Makaylah Elliott, Milton Hershey School Senior

I went in open-minded and completely nailed my interview. The whole way home I just kept hoping they would call and say I was accepted. On July 12, 2013, my dreams came true. They called and informed me I was accepted and needed to be on campus on August 4, 2013.

Over the last four years, I can honestly say I am truly living a fantasy life. This school has blessed me with dental and medical care, internships, unbreakable bonds, and most importantly, scholarship assistance so I can achieve my goal of going to college. Growing up, I always watched my mother struggle so I knew college would be a hard task for her. Now, thanks to MHS, I can take the stress off her shoulder.

On June 10, 2018, I will be a graduate of Milton Hershey School and off to my next chapter at Millersville University. When I think about it, I could not be more proud to be an alumni and call Milton Hershey School my second home. I could never thank Mr. Hershey enough for all the blessings, opportunities, and overwhelming memories he has given me.