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A Career Worth Every Minute

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Fonati Ward ’01

When Fonati Ward ’01 describes her life, she sums it up in one word: ‘blessed.’ Fonati enrolled at Milton Hershey School as a third-grader and said it was divine intervention...

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Don’t Let the Feeling Fade

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent In addition to my houseparenting duties, I have the privilege of helping with New Spartan Academy. This is the program that all new students...

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The Long Game

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent When it comes to houseparenting, I like to tell people that we’re playing the long game. When we’re dealing with people, especially teens, we...

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Mercedes Grubb ’09

Mercedes Grubb ’09 arrived at MHS as a cautious second-grader. She found her path through athletics by joining the elementary soccer program, and playing softball and field hockey throughout high...

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Connecting Home Life to the Classroom: Creating a Nurturing Learning Environment to Call Home

When students enroll at Milton Hershey School, they’re not only receiving a top-notch education. They’re joining a safe, nurturing community that feels like a second home, through the school’s Home...

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Bridget Savadge ’87

When asked to describe her time at Milton Hershey School, Bridget Savadge ’87 says it allowed her to dream. “Milton Hershey School allowed me to see a life that I...

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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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Paul Davis ’94

Lt. Col. Paul Davis ’94 enrolled at Milton Hershey School in third grade after an encounter with a volunteer at a soup kitchen in Philadelphia. “[We were] pretty poor,” Davis...

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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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