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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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Rodney Drake ’80

 “MHS saved my life.” That’s how strongly Rodney Drake feels about his time at Milton Hershey School. Drake graduated in 1980 and spent 27 years in the Army before retiring...

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Phillipa Ashby ’89

Phillipa Ashby graduated from Milton Hershey School in 1989. She is currently AVP and Business Architect at AXIS in the greater Philadelphia area. She is a strategy focused business leader...

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