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Wayne Post
  • Hoops For The Hungry benefit helps Newark Food Closet

  • It was a real nail biter!



    And in the end of the fast-paced, action-packed basketball game, it was the teachers who emerged victorious.



    They won the “Hoops for the Hungry” benefit game sponsored by the Newark High School Honor Society March 1 at NHS.

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  • It was a real nail biter!
    And in the end of the fast-paced, action-packed basketball game, it was the teachers who emerged victorious.
    They won the “Hoops for the Hungry” benefit game sponsored by the Newark High School Honor Society March 1 at NHS.
    But the biggest winner was the Newark Food Closet.
    The Honor Society presented it with a $450 check and several dozen cans of food after the event.
    Money raised came from proceeds from a raffle, bake sale, admission to the game and teachers who participated each giving $5 to the cause.
    The basketball game pitted members of the National Honor Society against some NHS and Newark Middle School teachers as well as NHS Assistant Principal Nick Ganster.
    The teachers played included: Justin Fladd, Will Bean, Chris Brothers from NHS and Chris Hager, Michelle Cornell, Craig Sutherland, Jason Dentel, Matt May and Bryan Malchoff from NMS. Several other teachers helped coach, referee, chaperone and more.
    They were: Aaron Harrington, clock, Marcy Mason, shot clock, Mike Celent, Sharon Sweet and Danielle McGavisk, security; Jane Grogan, coach, John Ginter and Kris Anderson were referees.
    Honor Society players included: Lauren Allen, Brandi Lauer, Derek Crowder, Jessica Shields, Cameron Casselman, Dan Staples, Saige Salone, Josh and Nick Blondell, Brian Bremer and Mariah Santana. Brynn Lauer was the team coach.
    Kathleen Tanea, Honor Society advisor, said other Honor Society members assisted in various ways at the game.
    Admission to the game was $1 or two cans of food.
    A bake sale was held in the foyer and a raffles were held for iTunes, Pontillo’s and Subway gift cards.
    Ben Cepulo won the $25 iTunes gift card. Gerry Furfaro won the $15 Pontillo’s gift card. Andrew Bean won the $10 Subway gift card.
    Tanea thanked everyone who made the event a success.
    “I would also like to make a special mention about Chris Shields, father of National Honor Society member Jessica Shields who works for the Dr. Pepper/Snapple group and donated 30 cases of applesauce,” she said.
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