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Panthers in the News

High achievement among Point Pleasant Borough Schools' staff and students continues to elicit the attention of numerous news organizations and media outlets, resulting in more and more Panthers becoming the focus of media features.

The links featured here offer but a glimpse into Panthers' successes that have caught the attention of the media spotlight.
Erica SchaefferYoung Monmouth fan touts Justin Robinson to NBA GMs
From: Asbury Park Press March 1, 2016

Nellie Bennett Fifth Grader Erica Schaeffer has made it her mission to secure her favorite college basketball player - Monmouth University's Justin Robinson -  place in the NBA. the 11-year-old wrote a series of heartfelt letters in which she implored the general managers from 30 NBA teams to consider the Hawks guard as a draft prospect. Read More ›  
MMS ChorusMMS Chorus honors veterans at 'Wreaths Across America' ceremony
From: News 12 December 20, 2016

Students from Memorial Middle School in Point Pleasant helped kick off the "Wreaths Across America" ceremony at the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial in Holmdel Wednesday, December 14.    Watch ›     
Pirates' David RichardsAt Point Boro, football, love and compassion intertwine
From: Asbury Park Press November 22, 2016

The Panthers Football Team has been playing alongside the Pirates since 2013; over the past four years, a symbiotic relationship has developed between the two programs thanks to a playbook based on love, comradery and compassion, learning lessons from each other in what can only be described as one of the greatest stories anywhere on the sports landscape. Read More ›  
Beth KobeskyNellie Bennett's Beth Kobesky named "NJSTA Simmons Scholar"
From: NJSTA August 12, 2016

Nellie F. Bennett 5th Grade Teacher Beth Kobesky was one of twenty two educators selected by the New Jersey Science Teachers Association (NJSTA) to attend a week-long professional development workshop held at Rowan University in Glassboro that was entitled Preparing Elementary Teachers to Implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Read More ›  
Andrew FerrieCommunity theater's music man
From: Star News Group July 29 , 2016

Andrew Ferrie, a proud Point Pleasant Borough High School alum and Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School Music Teacher and Choral Director, began his musical journey at the age of 10, appearing in the PPBHS production of “Guys and Dolls,” inspiring a lifelong passion for music and theater. Today he's directing a production of "Grease" for the Spring Lake Community Theatre. Read More ›   |   Download PDF ›  
InnovationsPALS wins Innovations in Special Education Award
From: NJSBA May 25, 2016

Panther Assisted Learning Software, or PALS, was recently recognized by the New Jersey School Boards Association and Department of Education with the Innovation in Special Education Award. PALS was one of 10 programs chosen statewide as an award winner. Read More ›  
Matthew TomainoPoint Boro's Matthew Tomaino brings the Shore Conference Crowd to their feet
From: NJ.com May 21, 2016

Point Pleasant Borough High School sophomore Matthew Tomaino drew a standing ovation from the crowd of spectators at the Shore Conference Track & Field Championships.
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Ryan Malleck NLI Signing DayBoro Alum Ryan Malleck signs with New York Giants
From: New York Giants May 7, 2016

Point Pleasant Borough High School Class of 2011 grad Ryan Malleck recently signed a three-year deal to play football with the New York Giants. Malleck will wear No. 88 in New York, the same number he wore during his collegiate career as a Virginia Tech Hokie. Read More ›  
Christian AurinScholarship winner sets bar high
From: The Ocean Star April 22, 2016

Point Pleasant Borough High School student Kevin Aurin was recently awarded the Carl Allegretti Scholarship for his 2015-15 season with the Point Pleasant Pirates football team. The prestigious national scholarship is awarded to only one youth football player in the country that exhibits American Youth Football's four pillars of achievement: academics, respect, discipline, and performance. Read More ›  
NJ DevilsN.J. Devils host clinic for players with special needs
From: Asbury Park Press April 16, 2016

The New Jersey Devils welcomed about 130 athletes from five teams for players with special needs for a Special Hockey Day clinic. The Brick All Stars were among the teams that got a chance to skate on the rink for an hour, with N.J., the Devils' mascot, joining in the fun. Read More ›  
Ryan FamilyBoro's Ryan family brings cheer to those in need this holiday
From: Ocean Star Newspaper November 27, 2015

For the past 20 years, one local resident and his family have dedicated a portion of their time to making the lives of others brighter.
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Austin Druquer, Shore Sports NetworkWindmill Winners Circle honors Panthers Football team
From: Shore Sports Zone October 27, 2015

The WindMill has teamed up with Shore Sports Zone to salute teams who are winners on and off the field. Our first WindMill Winners Circle features the Point Pleasant Boro football team who play a weekly game against the Point Pleasant Pirates Challenger flag football team.
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Kelsey HaycookBoro Alum Kelsey Haycook earns starring role at Nellie Bennett's annual Star Pep Rally
From: Point Pleasant Schools September 25, 2015

PPBHS Class of 2011's Kelsey Haycook shared some inspiring words with Nellie Bennett students at the school's annual Star Pep Rally. In a video announcement, Kelsey spoke to the students about the Six Pillars of Character and the influence the pillars have had on her life and her career, and the role they've played in helping her earn her spot among professional soccer teams the Portland Thorns and Valerenga football club, based in Norway.  Video
Christie RamponePoint Boro High School alum Christie Pearce Rampone headed to Women's World Cup
From: FiOS1 News June 3, 2015

Christie Pearce Rampone, member of Point Pleasant Borough High School's Class of 1993 and current professional soccer player is one of three women from New Jersey who will travel to Canada to compete in the FIFA Women's World Cup 2015. Verizon Fios1 News recently visited Rampone's alma mater to speak with her former coaches and teammates as well as to the current students she continues to inspire.  Video
Christie RamponePoint Boro High School alum Christie Rampone revisits high school years in High School Today
From: High School Today April 21, 2015

Christie Rampone was born in 1975 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but grew up in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, where she attended Point Pleasant Borough High School. She was a four-sport athlete in soccer, field hockey, basketball and track, and was the first New Jersey female athlete to lead her conference in scoring in three different sports. In basketball, she totaled 2,190 points during her high school career. As a result, Rampone earned all-state honors in soccer, basketball and field hockey.  Read More
Kelly HughesPoint Boro High School alum Kelly Hughes named to All-ACC Academic Team
From: Boston College March 17, 2015

Point Pleasant Borough High School Class of 2013 alumna and current Boston College sophomore Kelly Hughes has been named to the All-ACC Academic team. The achievement was announced March 6 by the Atlantic Coast Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina. Hughes was one of 20 players named to the team. The Point Boro native led BC in scoring (14.6 ppg.), rebounding (7.0 rpg.) and hit a career-high and team-high 81 three-pointers.  Read More
Jake IppolitoPoint Boro High's Jake Ippolito featured on national talk show
From: CBS March 17, 2015

Point Pleasant Borough High School sophomore Jake Ippolito, winner of a $20,000 scholarship from the H&R Block Budget Challenge, was featured on CBS's the Better Show, where he quizzed hosts JD and Kristina on a series of financial management questions. Brian Page, personal finance pro, accompanied Jake and the two doled out money-saving tips and advice. Read More
MalpassOcean Road Speech Therapist's daughter a finalist in NBC/Mazda "Drive for Good" Contest
From: NBC December 2, 2014

Ocean Road Elementary School Speech Therapist Ms. Jennifer Malpass's daughter Mackenzie's video, in which she urges people to donate to the charity Oceans of Love, is one of the top entries in the Mazda Drive 4 Good contest. In their video submissions, contestants were required to nominate charities they thought were deserving of assistance for a top prize of $30,000 worth of goods and services to assist the winning charity's mission. The contest winner will be announced at the Christmas in Rockefeller Center annual special on NBC, on December 3  Read More ›   Video
Kelsey HaycookPoint Boro Alum Kelsey Haycook Named First Team Academic All-District at LaSalle U
From: LaSalle University November 12, 2014

Point Pleasant Borough High School alumnus Kelsey Haycook has been named a CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team honoree at LaSalle University, where she is currently a senior. Haycook, who carries a 3.79 GPA as a nutrition major, leads the Atlantic 10 in goals (15) and points (33) this season as the Explorers sit alone atop the A-10 standings with two regular season games left.  Read More
Coach CampiseNellie Bennett's Coach Campise inducted into Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame
From: Springfield College October 14, 2014

Nellie F. Bennett Elementary School Physical Education teacher Coach Alison Campise is one of six inductees who will be enshrined into the 2014 Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame. Her induction took place during the College's Homecoming Weekend.  Read More
Ms. FritzPoint Boro High's Megan Fritz to Speak at National Convention
From: NCTE [National Council of Teachers of English] September 15, 2014

Point Pleasant Borough High School Language Arts teacher Megan Fritz has been selected to speak at the NCTE Annual 2014 Convention in Washington, D.C. this November. Ms. Fritz is a featured speaker in the panel, "Figuring Out Our Work: Stories of Successful New Teacher Professional Development."  Read More

Meet the McAllen's
From: NJEA Classroom Close-Up NJ
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Point Boro High School's John McAllen was the focus of a special segment of the NJEA show Classroom Close-Up NJ. The segment, Meet the McAllen's, profiled Mr. McAllen with his wife Regina, also a teacher, as they discussed the family dynamics of teaching.  Video   Read more ›