For Immediate Release
October 10, 2012
PR 02213-Renaissance at Bowe
GLASSBORO STUDENTS EMBARK ON A QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE
Glassboro –Thomas E. Bowe School’s fourth – sixth grade students recently kicked-off their 2012-13 Renaissance Program with help from Glassboro High School Seniors. Renaissance is a program that rewards students for academic success and positive behavior in school.
Gifted and Talented Teacher Mary Aruffo said, “This year’s theme is ‘Quest for Excellence,’ a slogan that was chosen to help inspire students to strive for excellence. Whether it is academics, sports, music, the arts, a special hobby, being a great citizen or friend, we hope that each and every student will begin their ‘quest’ and seek excellence in their personal goals.”
Seniors attending the ceremony were Corey Clement, Tatiana Dominguez, Logan Greer, Tyleer and Jahquay Ogawa, John Schneider, and Candace Young.
Dominguez stated that, “If you work really hard and put your mind to it, you can achieve it.” This self-motivation has enabled Dominguez to earn a spot on the Principal’s List numerous times.
Ogawa, GHS Class of 2013 senator and a baseball player, echoed those sentiments. Ogawa is particularly thankful for the support his brothers, Shamir (11th grade) and Jahquay (12th grade).
Greer is the senior class president, a GHS baseball player and was recently named a Commended Scholar in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program for scoring in the top five percent of the nation on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. Greer indicated that he finds motivation in his blessings. With a sister who has special needs, Greer says he is thankful for the talents he has been given and the support of his family.
John Schneider is a talented saxophonist, captain of the tennis team, drum major, president of the Music Honor Society and vice president of the senior class. Schneider emphasized that family is the most important thing in life.
Young remarked that she has realized success by her determination not to give up. “There are going to be hard times, but having the power to get through to those hard times will result in victory,” said Young. Young plays the saxophone at GHS. She achieved Principal’s List every marking period during the 2011-12 school year.
The Thomas E. Bowe students applauded the seniors. The rally was also packed with games, such as tug of war, and teambuilding activities involving both teachers and students.