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Never Doubt the Power of a Milkshake

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent I’ve written before about how our student home makes milkshakes almost every Sunday evening. It’s been a tradition for about six years. This year,...

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Our Life Purpose

By Sarah Donaher, a houseparent Before I met my husband Terry, I had never heard of Milton Hershey School. I knew of Hershey’s chocolate, but because I didn’t grow up...

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Family First

By Terry Donaher, an MHS houseparent When I came to Milton Hershey School as a seventh-grader in 1992, I remember being dropped off by my mother and stepfather and receiving...

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Hoping for Spring

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent A few months ago, I ran past a friend’s house and I saw these awesome flowers in her yard that looked like giant pom-poms...

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Sean Ryan ’71: Alumni

My story is very similar to that of many of my classmates. I grew up in a fatherless home in a coal-mining region of western Pennsylvania—a small town called Bobtown—with...

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2016 Alumnus of the Year: Johnny Mills ’75

Milton Hershey School named Johnny Mills ’75 the 2016 Alumnus of the Year, recognizing his talent as a renowned musician and the example of excellence and philanthropy he sets for...

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ABC, Easy as 123

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent Trying to get my kindergartener to do his homework usually goes one of two ways: he’s either thrilled and can’t wait to do it,...

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Whatever You Do, Do It Well

By Clare Ogle, an MHS houseparent I’m not convinced that Milton Hershey loved chocolate more than anything else. Why? Hear me out. I think Milton Hershey enjoyed chocolate, but I...

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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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