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Troy Scott ’03

Growing up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Troy Scott ’03 recognized there were not many opportunities for him to excel. He enrolled at Milton Hershey School in fourth grade at the age...

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Abigail “Abbey” Johnson ’06

For Abigail “Abbey” Johnson ’06, Milton Hershey School is the foundation of what it means to have a healthy community. What she learned and experienced as a student at MHS...

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A Career That Makes a Difference

Growing up in the city of Detroit, Duane Mayfield was always passionate about mentoring youth. When he and his wife Angel were looking to relocate, he began searching the web...

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How to Become Extraordinary

By Clare Ogle, a Milton Hershey School Houseparent We watch a lot of movies in our student home, and my favorite type are probably the ones that are based on...

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Finding Purpose Through Mentorship

From financial services and banking to restaurant management, volleyball coaching, and marketing consultation, Tennekah Williams has a diverse range of work experience. Throughout her career, one of her biggest passions...

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Breaking Barriers and Providing Stability

More than 20 years ago, Jonathan and Melissa Akers lived in New York City and worked in corporate America. After their daughter was born, they moved to the Pocono Mountains...

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Anastasios “Tom” Trispagonas ’99

Moving from house to house and school to school, Anastasios “Tom” Trispagonas ’99 was seeking stability and opportunity. It was when he saw the Hershey chocolate kiss-shaped street lights that...

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A Shared Passion

Joe and Ashley Hoover have always shared a passion for mentoring young people. It’s what brought them together and inspired them to fall in love. As newlyweds, they soon realized...

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Giving Back Through Houseparenting

Frank Pascale grew up in a neighborhood surrounded by poverty and crime. After hearing about Milton Hershey School and its mission, he and his wife Lisa jumped at the opportunity...

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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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