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Glassboro High School

Glassboro High School
Glassboro High School strives to meet the ever-changing needs of its students and is fast becoming a world-class high school. Glassboro's goals are to provide students with an environment focused on learning, and to adopt effective tools for learning while at the same time meeting and exceeding all the requirements established by New Jersey's Core Curriculum Standards. Glassboro High School is a place where students grow not only intellectually but also personally, because they believe that academic achievement alone is never enough. Glassboro's small size has afforded them the opportunity to truly know their students and provide them with individual attention sometimes lacking in larger schools. Glassboro has established innovative ways to meet the needs of its students. Student learning thrives within a modified 4 x 4 block schedule that permits in-depth engagement in labs and other activities for extended learning periods. High standards and expectations have set a solid foundation for success in academics, arts and athletics.

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By providing students with high academic standards, specialized programs, clubs, activities and technology necessary to reach the pinnacle of achievement; Glassboro High School has turned the corner into the 21st century. Recognizing the importance of all students, they provide programs for dual college credit, inclusive education, and collaborative instruction with special and regular education teachers. Students are also given transferable skills for the work force 2000 through creative partnerships with business and industry. Advanced placement classes and dual enrollment courses offer students advantages and opportunities to excel in an increasingly competitive world.

Glassboro High School graduate Gary Brackett, now a starting middle linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts, is responsible for a $10,000 donation for the school. Brackett’s $5,000 donation has been matched by an NFL grant which will go toward new lockers and benches for the football team’s locker room. “Gary has always been an enthusiastic supporter of the schools and our community,” said principal Santina Haldeman. Last year alone, Brackett participated in the high school’s black history month celebration and made a surprise appearance at the Bowe School for a Renaissance assembly. The NFL matched Brackett’s donation as part of the NFL Youth Football Fund’s 2006 NFL Player Matching Youth and High School Football Grant Program.

This year’s Athletic Hall of Fame inductees include eight individuals and one team. They are graduates Phil Barca ’81, Glenn Esgro ’86, Kimberly Kirkpatrick ’88, Jeff Lake ’93, John “Jack” Rogers ’88, Tom Rutherford ’67 and Charles “Charlie” Smith ’63. Bob Cleary will be inducted as a coach and the undefeated 1993 Boys Cross Country team (Head Coach Kevin Timbers) will also be inducted in the team category.

Glassboro High School is a member of the Tri-County Conference. Students are selected for All-Star status by the conference coaches and/or by competing in a T.C.C. sponsored All-Star event. All-Star events are held for boy's & girl's tennis, boy's and girl's cross country, boy's and girl's swimming, boy's and girl's track and field and golf. Tri-County Conference All-Stars for 2005-2006 are as follows: First Team: Boy's Cross Country - Bill Montgomery, Girl's Cross Country - Catherine Kirchner, Field Hockey - Emily Donaldson, Jodi Feriod, Lauren Frazier and Leslie Kelly, Football -Tim Hagerty, Matt Sees, Josh Weiss, George Johnson, Shamar Gaines, Darrell Rhodes, Kevin Cunningham, and Ralph Carr, Boy's Soccer - Edem Atsu-Swanzy and Kevin Zaremba, Girl's Soccer - Nicole Meis, Boy's Basketball - George Johnson and Shamar Gaines, Indoor Track - Shannon Graves, Boy's Swimming - Dan Benevento and Kyle Banks, Girl's Swimming - Emily Peel and Amanda Davis, Wrestling - Nick Uva, Baseball - Ryan Smith, Golf - Billy Givens, Boy's Track - Adam Diekewicz, Girl's Track - Kayla Seymore, Shamira Rothmiller and Nija Golden, and Softball - Jodi Feriod.

Congratulations to Jodi Feriod for being selected 2005-2006 Tri-County Conference Scholar-Athlete! Congratulations also go out to girl’s track Shamira Rothmiller for being selected as All State Student Athlete in 2005 and 2006!

Student winners of the Unity Day Poster, Poem and Essay contests were honored during the Boys and Girls Club Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, October 28. Sixteen students at the Bullock, Intermediate and High School earned Mayor’s Choice Awards for their entries. Glassboro High School essay contest winners are Jacob Coligan, Heather Felker, Luke Ferentz and Jossie Gonzalez. Also during the event, the Boys and Girls Club presented the Alvin G. Shpeen Persons of the Year awards to Dave Kalapos and Duane Teel.

Glassboro High School standout athletes Daisha Willis and Demetrius Gadson have been nominated by their classmates for the Adam Taliaferro Foundation Athlete of the Year Scholarship Contest. The Taliaferro Foundation has solicited nominations from all South Jersey high schools, and community members can cast votes by making donations in contestant names.

Glassboro High School Principal Santina Haldeman sends congratulations out to the October Students of the Month, including freshman Shaun Woerner, sophomore Glenn Chew, junior Allison Garcia and senior Nick Chiaffa.

Glassboro High School is located on 550 Joseph Bowe Boulevard in Glassboro. For more information call (856) 881-2200 or visit

For more information about what’s going on in our local schools and what today’s students are up to, visit our South Jersey Schools page.

Author: Margo Harvey


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