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Humble Joy

The other month I took three newly enrolled students to our on-campus clothing center for their clothing fitting.  When a student is new to Milton Hershey School, they visit the...

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Lessons Learned From High Water

By Clare Ogle, a Milton Hershey School Houseparent Hershey and the surrounding areas have been flooded with so much rainwater this summer. The fact that the grass in my yard was...

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Airports and Houseparenting

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent I think airports are some of the happiest and saddest places on the planet. The same is true of train stations and hospitals. Think...

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Paying It Forward

By Terry Donaher, an MHS Houseparent I don’t know where I would be without Milton Hershey School and the foresight that Milton and Catherine had over a hundred years ago....

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Embracing the Summer Rain

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent My family and I go to the beach a lot, and for all the times I’ve been to the beach, I remember very few...

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Houseparenting is a Family Tradition

Phil and Erica Clark became houseparents after Phil developed a love for the profession during his childhood. His parents served as houseparents for 13 years, and Phil enjoyed how students...

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A Family Affair

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native Blake Lynch has made his passion for helping others a huge focus of his life, both personally and professionally. After years with the Boys and Girls Club...

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Phoning Home

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent Realizing that I won’t always oversee my kids is not the most fun lesson I’ve learned in life. To watch your child make mistakes...

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Seven Personalities, One Home

By Sarah Donaher, an MHS houseparent We have seven boys in our student home right now, and we have a wide range of personalities. We have kids who are loud...

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The Excitement of Snow Days

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent I used to be a teacher, and I loved snow days. I somehow felt like I had been given the gift of time when...

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