Milton Hershey's Accomplishments

710 Words3 Pages
Milton Hershey
Elbert Hubbard once said, “A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed a hopeless failure may turn to a glorious success.” In order to succeed, one must persist to overcome failures. Milton Hershey was born on September 13, 1857 in Pennsylvania. Hershey was a confectioner who changed the future of milk chocolate. He created the Hershey Chocolate Company and persisted to make a thriving candy company. Although he illuminated the world with inexpensive, delicious milk chocolate. Hershey had many other accomplishments during his lifetime (“Milton Hershey,” 1999).
Milton Hershey created the world-famous Hershey Chocolate Company. Even though it is an international company now, it didn’t start that way. After
…show more content…
He went from selling taffies out of a street cart, to owning the prestigious Hershey Chocolate Company. After finding a way to use fresh milk for his candy, Hershey expanded his company and still met the high demands of the American public. Even though chocolate used to be a luxury only wealthy people could enjoy, Hershey made inexpensive candy so that everyone could purchase one of his chocolate bars (“Milton Hershey,” 1999) . Later on, in 1907, he revolutionized the candy world by inventing the Hershey Kiss. During WWII, Milton Hershey innovated and experimented to make the Field Ration D Bar. This chocolate bar weighed 4 ounces, could not melt, had extra vitamins, and could be used as emergency provisions for American soldiers. Then, Hershey’s bought the H.B. Reese Candy Company and improved the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. He made the chocolate coating with his amazing milk chocolate formula. In conclusion, Hershey not only established the Hershey Chocolate Company, but also improved candy and chocolate by…show more content…
After Hershey married Elizabeth Sweeney, the Hershey’s used their wealth to build and fund the Hershey Industrial School. This school was made to train boys in farming and industry so that they could support themselves as adults. Eventually, the school started to enroll girls and boys from disrupted homes all around Pennsylvania. In 2011, the school had 1,838 students registered. Prior to Hershey donating his entire fortune to the Hershey Industrial School, Elizabeth Sweeney died in 1915 (Lancto, 2003). Moreover, Hershey supported the United States during WWII. He produced Field D Ration bars just for the U.S. Army and Navy. Consequently, Milton Hershey earned the Army/Navy E Award for his civilian donation to the war effort (Lancto, 2003). Hershey’s picture was also added to a postage stamp in the U.S. Postal Service’s Great Americans series. Finally, Hershey built the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center of Pennsylvania State University. In summary, Hershey has a living legacy, not only in the chocolate industry, but also as someone who supported his
Open Document