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Daily Journal Project Helps Students Focus on Their Futures

Milton Hershey School houseparents Eric and Ashley Bennett have integrated this year’s Opening of School theme, Our Future in Focus, into their student home activities. They plan to use the...

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MHS Houseparents Guide New Staff Through Role

By Eric and Diane Chapelle Since becoming houseparents, we have experienced the loss of our old lifestyle but the joy of a new. Previously, our life was filled with work...

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Hershey Empty Nesters Become Houseparents at MHS

As Hershey community members for over 30 years, Terry and Kathy Augustine knew many friends who worked at Milton Hershey School. However, they did not know the impact of the...

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Grandparents Encourage Enrollment at MHS

By Haley Shurock, 10th grade I became a student at Milton Hershey School because of my grandparents, who are my guardians. My grandma heard about the school because she lived...

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MHS Houseparents Use Military Background to Foster Positive Character

Marty and Angela Brand started their youth-minded careers working within their church for more than 12 years. With experience in mentoring children, they decided they may be a good fit...

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MHS Houseparent with Military Background Provides Valuable Structure for Students

As past camp counselors, Corey and Jennifer Caugherty found themselves ready for a new youth-focused role when responding to a local classified advertisement for Milton Hershey School’s houseparent opportunity. “Being...

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MHS Empty Nester Houseparents Make a Difference in Student Home

Milton Hershey School relies on over 200 houseparent couples to oversee student homes and provide structure for the more than 2,000 MHS students who live on campus. Houseparent couples shape...

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How to Create a Sensory Garden at Home

Throughout the summer of 2018, Milton Hershey School teachers, students, and staff built an outdoor sensory garden in the enclosed courtyard of Memorial Hall. The sensory garden is part of...

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Alumnae, Colleagues, Friends—A Conversation

Thy Traditions Dear, the Milton Hershey School Alumni Relations magazine, talked with Fonati Abrokwa ’01 and Ododo Walsh ’98 about the challenges and rewards of working where they once played,...

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Help from my Housefather

By Elijah Espaillat ’21 My palms are sweaty. I walk into the auditorium where people are smiling like they just won the jackpot. My thoughts bang in my head as...

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