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A Career Worth Every Minute

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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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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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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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Anthony Oakley ’82

When asked for a specific characteristic he learned at Milton Hershey School, Anthony Oakley ’82 is quick to share his respect for other people and his strong work ethic. Anthony...

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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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Jason Brown ’99

From a young age, Milton Hershey School was a place of opportunity for Jason Brown ’99 and his twin brother. MHS had fresh air, comfort, and sports teams — things...

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The Moment Everything Changed

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent It’s funny how you can go about living your life and then something happens and everything changes. For us, that moment was about five...

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Tanya Alfonso: Houseparent Trainer

When I look into our students’ eyes, I see a reflection of me from when I was their age. Even though I did not attend MHS, by all accounts I...

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