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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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Airports and Houseparenting

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent I think airports are some of the happiest and saddest places on the planet. The same is true of train stations and hospitals. Think...

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Houseparenting is a Family Tradition

Phil and Erica Clark became houseparents after Phil developed a love for the profession during his childhood. His parents served as houseparents for 13 years, and Phil enjoyed how students...

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A Family Affair

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania native Blake Lynch has made his passion for helping others a huge focus of his life, both personally and professionally. After years with the Boys and Girls Club...

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Creating a Legacy That Matters

Victor and Gloria Brand first heard about houseparenting from Victor’s brother, Javier, and his wife, Emma, who are relief houseparents at Milton Hershey School. “Every time they visited us in...

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Seven Personalities, One Home

By Sarah Donaher, an MHS houseparent We have seven boys in our student home right now, and we have a wide range of personalities. We have kids who are loud...

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Jesper Andersson ’17

Jesper Andersson ’17 was in seventh grade when he began his journey to Milton Hershey School. Before he enrolled at MHS, Jesper called many places and many states home. “I...

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Deesha Dyer ’95: Alumni

The Secret to Confidence Before coming to Milton Hershey School, I spent a lot of time at my grandmother’s house. I always watched her balance a million things while still...

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The Excitement of Snow Days

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent I used to be a teacher, and I loved snow days. I somehow felt like I had been given the gift of time when...

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No Worries

By Terry Donaher, an MHS houseparent Students come to Milton Hershey School for a variety of reasons, and a lot of that happens to come from their home dynamic. It...

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