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Feb.
27th

Giving back: Garry Gilliam returns again to Milton Hershey, the remarkable school that made him

Garry Gilliam’s been at it again this week: Giving back to the remarkable school that gave him the opportunities to earn a scholarship to Penn State and eventually an unlikely place on the Seahawks.

By now you likely know his story, which, honestly, I cannot write about enough: A single, tremendously hard-working and proud mother raising Garry and his special-needs older brother in a bad part of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s capital city. Thelma “Vene” Shifflett sending her younger son away at age seven, alone to Milton Hershey School, a residency school down the road in Hershey founded more than a

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