MHS Helped Prepare Student for Valuable Career in Cancer Research

A co-residential academic institution serving students in pre-K through 12th grade, Milton Hershey School provides more than 2,000 students from low-income families with a cost-free education. Milton Hershey School focuses on delivering students a comprehensive and top-notch education that prepares them to lead a successful life.

MHS helps students achieve their goals and lead productive lives. MHS 2015 Alumnus of the Year, the director of a pediatric cancer research lab at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. J. Anthony Graves, PhD, MD, enrolled at the school when he was 14 and quickly developed his leadership abilities. He participated in the school’s various academic and athletic programs. In addition to valuable learning opportunities, Dr. Graves explains that the school provided him with the nurturing environment and positive relationships that set him on the path to become a successful student and award-winning researcher.

MHS president Pete Gurt notes that Dr. Graves exemplifies how MHS’s principles, such as service to others and hard work, can be applied in the real world to meaningful causes.

Houseparent, a Rewarding Career Choice

A residential school in Pennsylvania, the Milton Hershey school provides a top-notch education to students from families of lower income. During their time at the Milton Hershey School, students stay in home-like environments with eight to 12 other students of their same gender and age group, and are cared for by houseparents. Becoming a houseparent can be a rewarding career choice for people who enjoy working with young people.

Houseparents assist with school work and activities, and helping students maintain the shared living environment. Working as a houseparent can give individuals the satisfaction of knowing they have had a meaningful impact on the lives of youth.

Milton Hershey School and Community Service

Founded in 1909, the Milton Hershey School offers a top-notch education to students from families of lower income, all at no-cost. In addition to rigorous academics and quality extracurricular activities, all students at the Milton Hershey School participate in giving back to the surrounding communities.

It has become an annual tradition at Milton Hershey School to open the school year by recognizing the generosity of Milton and Catherine Hershey by performing community service. This year, students participated in projects in Derry and South Hanover townships, and other communities throughout Dauphin, Lebanon, York and Lancaster counties.

“We have the power to impact one life at a time, and that is the idea behind Community Day,” said MHS President Peter G. Gurt ’85.

In all, 2,000 students participated in the day of service and hundreds of MHS employees joined them in their commitment to giving back.

Ice Cream Shop Provides Experiential Learning for Students

For more than a century, Milton Hershey School has provided a top-notch education at no cost to students from income-eligible families. At Milton Hershey School, 2,000 students from throughout the United States have opportunities for academic and hands-on learning. Among other experiential learning activities, students can participate in a student-run ice cream store, called the Spartan Ice Cream Center.

Located at the Cloverdale Barn, Spartan Ice Cream Center has regular hours during the summer months. At the shop, patrons can sample ice cream delights, featuring Hershey’s candies, made by student interns. Whether they select ready-to-eat cones or half-gallons to take home, patrons can also enjoy knowing they are helping students gain skills, which will benefit them in their future lives. Working as a Spartan Ice Cream Center intern helps students learn about time management, customer service, and other areas vital for career success.

In addition, students collect tips to benefit pediatric patients at the Child Life Center at a Pennsylvania medical center. Last year, students collected more than $300 for this worthy cause.