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Homecoming! A Little History

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Anyone who knows me well, knows my love of my high school. I went to a private boarding school in Hershey, PA. It's an amazing place and accepts ONLY children from "difficult circumstances." Those circumstance include but aren't limited to a dysfunctional family, unsafe living conditions or location, poor access to education, or low family income. It's pre-K through high school and all expenses, including food, housing, medical, vision, dental, clothing, any education expenses, extra-curricular activities and entertainment are paid ENTIRELY by the School. With over 6 billion dollars in assets, the School is one of the wealthiest schools in the world.

Affectionately referred to as Uncle Milt by us, he and his wife Catherine (Kitty) were unable to have children so established a school for orphan boys. The first class was 10 boys, the School is now home to over 1500 students and boasts one of the finest educations available in the US.

The lessons I learned there are too numerous to list and I believe literally saved my life; giving me direction that I so badly needed. Equally impressively the School will cover any costs for tuition, housing, books and food less $2,000 for college expenses. I went to a college that cost $120,000 for 4 years - I wouldn't have been able to go to college without the generosity of a man and woman who died long before my birth.

Students who attend and/or graduate are referred to as Milts and we are a fiercely proud and closely networked bunch. Every year we celebrate Homecoming where we Milts start packing into the Sweetest Place on Earth to celebrate our successes and mourn our failures and in general party like we're getting paid. This year marks the 100th anniversary of our School and it is gonna be a doozy of a weekend!

I am so excited to start getting ready for a weekend of festivities and good times! I'll start with a lovely workout at the gym, meet with my trainer, shower and then get a mani/pedi and possibly a spray tan. I gotta look pretty and since I'm looking better than I did last year, I'm lookin' to flaunt it a little! There will dinners out and lunches, a football game, time spent on campus peaking at the changes and meeting with old teachers, and a night out of drinking and dancing. There are going to be over 300 of us in one location and I.CAN'T.WAIT!!!

Below is a link to the School, if you know of any young person who could benefit from attending, please forward it on:

www.mhs-pa.org

For more information in general:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki
/Milton_Hershey_School
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  • BIGOLEDIVA
    I knew you had been "raised right!" LOL...that is a truly unique place! Have a BLAST and flaunt that newly HAWT bod GF!

    hugz
    PAula
    3914 days ago
  • SISNERO
    Sounds like such a cool place. Have a fabulous time.
    3915 days ago
  • DNDUPREE
    One of these years I'd love to go with you guys to celebrate! Happy 100th to the most beautiful campus I've ever seen!!!! Have a freaking blast this weekend honey pie :D And say howdy to any of the Milts I know please :)
    3915 days ago
  • TRUSTYRUSS
    Now this is why I love SP !, I would never, ever, have heard of this place without you, I did a quick google earth, wow what a place !

    You are double blessed to have had that aimed at you, no wonder you are so happy !

    Thanks for the blog, really good !

    R emoticon
    3916 days ago
  • PAULDODO
    What a great concept- over here in the UK, it seems the rich old people leave all of their wealth to dog and cat rescue homes....

    Have a great one, love!

    p
    x
    3916 days ago
  • GRANDMAMAOF3
    I hope you have a safe and wonderful time. emoticon
    3916 days ago
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