“The Difference Pride Makes”
“The Glen Mills Homecoming is about celebrating and having our guests see the potential and talents in our young men,” Dr. Randy Ireson, the Executive Director of the Glen Mills Schools, told the audience during the Bulls For Life: The Difference Pride Makes panel discussion.
The discussion featuring Bulls For Life alumni club members was just one of the many highlights during the day. Homecoming also featured campus tours, a spirited pep rally, a cookout, student skits, a special pregame ceremony celebrating Glen Mills Schools retirees, and a big football win over Chester High on Friday, September 29th. McKinley Hall won the pep rally cheer contest and was voted first place in the skit competition.
One of the highlights of the day was the previously mentioned panel discussion where current students had the opportunity to hear from more than a dozen proud alums who have used their Glen Mills experience as they have moved forward in their lives.
Like his fellow alums, Shawn Hollabaugh wanted to return to campus to share his successes and offer advice to current students.
“Take advantage of everything you have here at Glen Mills,” Hollabaugh, who now has a career as a chef, said.
He was joined by several members of his family as he returned to campus for the first time since 2003.
“I wanted to show them what Glen Mills is all about and how the school helps kids,” Hollabaugh said.
PHOTO: Bulls For Life alumni club members were special guests on campus for Homecoming and were recognized during halftime of the football game.