By Johnny O'Brien
As the twentieth-century drew to a detailed, the School’s Board of Managers creatively interpreted the Founder’s undertaking and attempted to show the shelter for very needy kids into extra of a middle-class boarding tuition. The alumni “Homeguys” challenged the Board and, after a decade of felony fight and nationwide exposure, gained the conflict to reclaim the soul of the school.
Johnny O’Brien, an orphan who lived on the institution starting to be up, helped to guide the winning alumni protest. In a surprising flip of occasions, he used to be then chosen to develop into Milton Hershey School’s 8th president and tasked with restoring the project, morale, and character-building tradition of “the Home.” He would wish all his orphan resilience, Princeton and Johns Hopkins knowledge, and his solid buddies, to remodel this strange and memorable school.
In a riveting and haunting account, O’Brien tells a common tale concerning the vulnerability of needy kids, describes the insanity that ate up his loved brother, explores the cruelty of bullies—both old and young, exposes the corrupting effect of cash, and exhibits how the Milton Hershey college maintains its sacred venture of saving hundreds of thousands of America’s neediest children.
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