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Tag: Home Life

Phil McClain ’07

When Phil McClain ’07 arrived at Milton Hershey School in 1999, he had no idea that a simple chore would impact his future career path. As a sixth-grader, Phil was...

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Welcome Back: Gathering Around the Table

By Erica Clark, an MHS houseparent The table in our dining room is large. Actually, it’s a group of tables—five to be exact. We placed them together to create one...

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Sam Shouse ’08

Growing up in Rochester, Pennsylvania, Sam Shouse ’08 lived with his single mother and two sisters. His mother always saw the value in a strong education and sent Shouse and...

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Tieya Greene ’03

When she was in fourth grade, Tieya Greene ’03 began her journey at Milton Hershey School. Raised by a single mother in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Tieya says enrolling at MHS was...

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Say What? The Battle Against One-Word Answers

By Clare Olge, an MHS houseparent Have you ever asked a teenage boy about his day?    Regardless of how you phrase the question, it’s typical to get a one-word...

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The Marathon Called Houseparenting

I am not built for running, but I’ve always wanted to be a runner. So through lots of practice, time and effort, I have worked up to running long distances—including...

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Milton Hershey School Home Life Curriculum Chosen as 2016 National Promising Practice by Character.org

Promising Practice awards highlight creative character-building strategies in public, private and charter education. Milton Hershey School has been awarded a Promising Practice designation from Character.org for its home life curriculum,...

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Shaking Things Up

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent My husband is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet, but he can be a total snob when it comes to milkshakes. He’s...

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There is Always Enough

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent Feeding twelve high school boys, a husband, a toddler and my food-loving infant is no short order. In a week, we typically go through...

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One of These Things is Not Like the Other

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent That’s the comment I heard from a dear friend after posting our student home’s Christmas photo. It’s the first year we have taken a...

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