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Gary Brackett’s Journey Comes Alive With ‘#Brackett’ Movie

Growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, Gary Brackett always had to hustle in life. His childhood began in Camden, NJ before the family moved to Glassboro, NJ when he was five, seeking a better life. And while the sleepy Philadelphia suburb certainly offered much more in terms of opportunity, the streets were still troubled with obstacles such as drugs and gangs.

As he grew older, Gary found a sanctuary in football taking the talent he developed playing alongside his brothers on the streets and transferring it to the field at Glassboro High School. Football often served as an escape from a home life where his father, who suffered from PTSD (Vietnam) and schizophrenia, grappled with life often feeling overwhelming. This resulted in severe corporal punishment on behalf of his father who believed that this treatment reflected the deep love he had for his family.

Shining as a rising varsity star on the football field by the time he was a sophomore, Division-I universities began sending recruiting letters in his junior year. Miraculously Gary had avoided the drugs and temptations of the streets by always relying on his athletic abilities. However, not realizing he had to engage to those recruitment offers, his opportunities all but dried up by the time his senior season had eclipsed.

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Glassboro, New Jersey Teen Earns Spot at Fortnite World Cup with $30,000,000 Prize Pool

A 16-year-old high schooler from New Jersey just earned a spot at the Fortnite World Cup — a video gaming competition that boasts a $30 million prize pool.

Jared Elwood, who plays under the handle "Eclipsae" (pronounced eclipse-ay) is a junior at Glassboro High School in New Jersey. He is one of 200 top performing Fortnite players from around the world that are heading to New York for the World Cup.

The sold-out competition will take place from July 26 to July 28 at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York, which can seat over 23,000 people.

"I thought he was doing awesome and would make a little a bit of money, but I didn’t expect this to happen,” said Beth Elwood, Jared’s mother. "I was quite shocked.”

Just for participating in the Fortnite World Cup, Jared gets $75,000 to split with his duo partner, "Tetchra," a 16-year-old from Florida.

If the two win the competition, they could earn $3 million. "I would probably invest it,” Jared said about the prize money.

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Glassboro rolls in South, Group 1, wins program's first sectional title

The 2019 edition of the NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 1 baseball final was a tale of two teams.

The first tale was about the Glassboro Bulldogs, and how a 13-0 victory on their home turf allowed them to secure not only their winningest season in the history of the program with 22 wins, but also their first sectional championship in team history.

The second tale was about their opponent, the Schalick Cougars, and how everything that could have possibly gone wrong for a three seed playing in a road championship game did just that.

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Think Like an Entrepreneur: Free summer academy helps high schoolers learn to turn their ideas into businesses

Applications are being accepted through Monday, June 3, for Rowan University’s third annual Think Like an Entrepreneur Summer Academy for high school students.

During the non-residential academy presented by the Rohrer College of Business, rising high school juniors and seniors will spend eight days at Rowan learning how to conceive, develop and prototype their ideas. Students will work alongside faculty and student leaders to learn the basics of transforming an idea into a feasible, viable business.

Students completing the academy will earn three college credits, which can be used at Rowan or transferred to another university.

The academy runs Monday-Thursday, July 8-11 and 15-18 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. each day in Business Hall in Glassboro. It is presented by the Rowan Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and sponsored by the TD Bank Charitable Foundation.

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Art-minded Glassboro High seniors invited to vie for scholarship

The Creative Glassboro Arts Advisory Board is offering a $1,000 scholarship to Glassboro High School Seniors who will graduate at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.

Glassboro High School Seniors proficient in performing arts or visual arts are encouraged to apply. The scholarship submission consists of a completed application form, two examples of the applicant’s artwork, a letter of recommendation and an artist’s statement.

“This scholarship rewards Glassboro High School students who use their art as an impact they hope to have on the world,” said Glassboro Councilman Andrew Halter. “The Glassboro Creative Arts Advisory Board Scholarship will help make paying for college easier for dedicated students who are actively pursuing their artistic career.”

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Glassboro High School Offering New Computer Science Class Funded by Amazon

Glassboro High School (GHS) will offer a new computer science class next fall that will be funded by the world's largest online retailer, Amazon. The course, Amazon Future Engineer, is a four-part "childhood-to-career" program that tries to inspire and educate 10 million children and young adults to grow an interest in computer science and coding. Students do not have to be apart of GHS's STEM/BIOMED Academy to sign up for the new course.

Through funding from Amazon, the course curriculum will be provided by Edhesive. All the students in the program will be given free membership to AWS Educate, which gives students access to coding projects and content to learn about cloud computing. GHS is one of 1,000 high schools across the United States signed up for the Amazon Future Engineer program.

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‘Mary Poppins’ pops in at Glassboro High School

“Mary Poppins” will come alive on stage at Glassboro High School for three 7 p.m. shows, Thursday, Feb. 28 through Saturday, March 2.

The student musical tells the story of the Banks children and their adventurous nanny, Mary, who turns daily chores into fun.

Tickets are $12, $8 for students and seniors and $7 for ages 7 and younger. Reservations can be made by calling 856-881-8065 or emailing ghsdramatix1@verizon.net.

GHS Drama will host a “Tea Party with Characters” from the production on Saturday, March 2, from 5 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 for all ages.

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Glassboro High School and Rowan University Ceremony Celebrates a New PDS Partnership

Glassboro High School and Rowan University celebrated their Professional Development School (PDS) Partnership with a ceremony outside of GHS on Tuesday, September 25. Glassboro High School is the fourth school in the district to become a Rowan University Professional Development School. J. Harvey Rodgers, Dorothy L. Bullock and Thomas E. Bowe schools are also Professional Development Schools.

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Young Eagles running backs Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood shine in win over Colts

Clement, a Glassboro High School graduate, finished with 56 yards on a career-high 16 attempts, Smallwood, a Wilmington native, hit the same number on 10 carries and Adams made the most of his first NFL touches with 30 yards on six totes.

Clement and Smallwood had a combined six catches and 54 yards as well.

“Those guys are huge,” tight end Zach Ertz said. “We knew the type of players they are, that’s why no one was really fretting too much. … We’ve got a lot of confidence in those guys. Wendell hits the hole probably the hardest on the team, he’s a really explosive back, and Corey’s a really, really good football player.”

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Familiar face hoping to help Glassboro football bounce back from recent struggles

Hagerty has been pleased with his first camp and believes his players are responding to him.

"I know how much Glassboro football means to the community and they know how much it means to me," he said. "I try to express that to them every day, and I think that's sparking some energy for everybody, which is nice.

"The kids have been buying in and it's a great group; I couldn't have stepped into a better situation. From the outside point of view it probably looks like it's going to be a long rebuilding process, but I think people overlook the amount of injuries there were last year. These kids have been well coached and it's not like I'm stepping into a program where nobody knows what's going on. We're healthy, knock on wood, and there's a lot of talent in the program."

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VIDEO: Let’s watch Corey Clement’s ridiculous tape from Glassboro High

It’s crazy to think, but it really wasn’t all that long ago when Corey Clement was a young kid in South Jersey tearing up other Group 1 competition. 

Since then, a lot has happened. He went to star at Wisconsin, joined the Eagles as an undrafted free agent and then had 100 yards receiving in the freaking Super Bowl! 

In five years time, he went from running over little kids at Glassboro High School to making defining plays in the Eagles’ Super Bowl win. 

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Glassboro's Teachers of the Year Honored

Glassboro’s Teachers of the Year include (second from the left to fourth from the left) Heather Stewart, Dorothy L. Bullock School; Lori Kaszupski, J. Harvey Rodgers School; Shannon Batten, Glassboro Intermediate School; and (second from the right and far right) Christina Duffey, Glassboro High School; Mary Aruffo, Thomas E. Bowe School.

They are pictured at the county recognition luncheon with Dr. Mark J. Silverstein, superintendent of Glassboro Schools (third from the right) and Danielle Sochor, chief academic officer for Glassboro Schools.

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And the Mr. Glassboro crown goes to...

Nine talented Glassboro High School seniors recently competed for the coveted title of Mr. Glassboro.

After four rounds, including Introductions, Talent, Personality/Casual Wear and On Stage Questions, judges selected Henry Ottenthal as Mr. Glassboro 2018. 

Ottenthal is a member of Glassboro School District's Fine and Performing Arts Academy. While at GHS, he has participated in Select and Academy choirs, Drama, Mock Trial Team, and music competitions. 

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Nominate your athlete for the Glassboro High School Sports Hall of Fame

Do you remember a top teammate, a fabulous coach or a powerhouse team from your days living in Glassboro or attending Glassboro High School?

You now have an opportunity to nominate individuals and teams for the GHS Sports Hall of Fame!

April 30 is the deadline to submit nominations. A nomination form is posted under announcements on the district website, www.gpsd.us and is also available from GHS Sports Hall of Fame Committee members. Please see the nomination form for further details.

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Glassboro School District declares Thursday Corey Clement Day

“It’s just a true blessing. I’m so excited for the kids and for the faculty and staff here that they get to have off tomorrow and get to see him in the parade,” said Tyra Carite of Glassboro. The community is boiling over with excitement after the Superintendent of Schools announced today that the district is declaring tomorrow Corey Clement day with the Eagles first Super Bowl win. To honor Clement, schools will be closed for families who plan to go to the parade.

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