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Gloucester High School’s Interact Club’s Pizza Taste Off Winners

Pizza Taste Off WinnersI am the president of the Interact Club at Gloucester High school, and we held the Pizza Taste Off in April. We recently awarded the prizes to the winners, and took a picture of the overall winner, and are hoping that we would be able to get the picture and a short write up on Good Morning Gloucester! Here is the article I wrote and attached is the picture!

Raising nearly $2,000 for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life, the Gloucester High School’s Interact Club hosted a successful 7th annual Pizza Taste-Off at the Cruiseport on Wednesday, April 2nd. Standing by the motto “Service Above Self”, Gloucester High School Interact Club members and advisors put in a lot of time and work to make this event happen. With donations from thirteen different pizza places on Cape Ann, voting for Best Overall, Best Crust, and Best Sauce were all tough decisions. The winner of the Best Overall category was Surfside Subs (978-281-1700, 147 Thatcher Rd, Gloucester MA). Humbled by the win, Carl Barbara of Surfside Subs told us, “The pizza is new, we just introduced it last year. It’s a recipe I’ve been thinking about since last year. So me and my manager Frank (Carini) whipped it up and people have loved it. This year we entered the contest and we’re humbled to win.”

Close behind Surfside Subs was Captain Hook’s, and then the Magnolia House of Pizza. The title of Best Crust goes to Cape Ann Pizza, followed by Essex’s new Pearly Bakers. Best Sauce, for another consecutive year, is awarded to Sebastian’s Pizza. This event was a success, and the Interact Club would like to thank all of the supporters who came to the event, the volunteers, the pizza places who donated, the Cruiseport, and would like to congratulate all of winners, as the voting was very close!
Kelly Foster
Co-President of Interact Club


The Demolition Of Newell Stadium From The GHS Film Club

Hello All,

 Yesterday the Gloucester High School Film Club uploaded a short video documenting the demolition of Newell Stadium from the fall of 2012. It really is worth taking 4 minutes to watch. Check it out here:

 Shaun Goulart

Social Studies Teacher
Gloucester High School

Editor’s Note From Joey:

You know I scheduled this post before watching the video and then went back and viewed it.  I didn’t think about it til the scenes were unfolding but what history those stands held.  As a player or as a spectator.  All those beams and seats supporting the crowds throughout the years being dismantled.  I’m sure it held a ton of great memories for people.   Thanks to the GHS Film club for documenting the demolition.

Register Today for Upcoming Sessions at Gloucester U

Gloucester U is an exciting and engaging after school experience. Gloucester U has been made possible by the 21st Century Community Learning Center Federal Grant. It is a completely free program for students and includes courses such as cooking, technology, service learning, and more. News Graphic - 3.10.14


Gloucester High School Varsity Cheerleaders

Marlee Melvin Submits-

The Gloucester High School Varsity Cheerleaders received a lot of success over this past winter season. The 16 member team has worked tirelessly during the school year to perfect their routines. They’ve won the following titles as a result of their dedication and tremendous efforts: Northeast Conference Champions 2012-2013, Regional Champions 2013, Regional Grand Champions 2013, and 2nd place winner in the State Finals. They also earned a bid to Nationals in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on April 25th. In order to attend, the team must raise $12,000 to cover the cost of air fare and lodging during the 5 day competition. They truly need the support of their community to assist them with reaching their goal. Your donation would be highly appreciated and we thank you for your consideration and anticipated support.

Please make checks payable to:
Friends of GHS Cheerleaders
16 Gibbs Hill Drive, Gloucester, MA, 01930

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Gloucester High School sophomore, Jennifer Palazola won Best of School for her piece “Embedded by Nature” at the 6th Congressional District High School Art Competition

Gloucester High School sophomore, Jennifer Palazola, daughter of Maryjo Lamphier, won Best of School for her piece “Embedded by Nature” at the 6th Congressional District High School Art Competition. The awards were presented Saturday, March 9, by U.S. Representative John F. Tierney at Montserrat College of Art’s 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot Street, Beverly and were hosted by Montserrat President Stephen D. Immerman.

Palazola’s teacher at Gloucester HS is Lorrinda Cerrutti, who submitted her pieces to the competition, along with junior Rosie Margetson’s, daughter of Annie Margetson.


Ecology Class Collects Trash Around Shore!

GMG GHS correspondent Marlee Melvin reports-


A laboratory exercise in the high schools ecology class measures and collects trash around the shoreline behind the school. The students picked up two full trash barrels, about 36 pounds, along 750 feet of shoreline, and using this as an overall average were able to calculate that there is probably around 390,000 pounds of plastic trash on the combined shorelines of Massachusetts! They were able to do this by utilizing the equipment and facility that were donated to GHS by Salem State (the “Lab”). The class is learning about plastics in the environment and their impact on the marine ecosystems! 

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Handgun Rumor At Gloucester High School Addressed In Statement From Gloucester Police Chief Leonard Campanello

Statement From Police Chief Leonard Campanello

Hi Joe,

Thanks for your call this a.m.

We received a call about 6:20am from a credible source indicating that a rumor was circulating that there was a statement made by a student of bringing a handgun to the High School today. There was also a rumor that threats of bringing a gun to school today were written on a wall in the bathroom of the High School. The Police Department immediately responded, checked the school, began investigating and contacted school officials and the Mayor.

As it stands now, we will have a police presence for the time being at the High School, both to continue to track down the source of these rumors and to dispel any fear that students, parents, and teachers may have. The school is open, quiet, classes are in session as normal and school admin is on scene as well. I am told by the super that if students are apprehensive, there are guidance counselors on scene to speak with them.

Thanks again,

Leonard Campanello

Chief of Police, City of Gloucester, MA

Pictures With Santa! At Gloucester High School Photos From Marlee Melvin

Senior students are raising money by being able to take pictures with Santa at lunch yesterday and today. Taking a picture with Santa is a great way for the high school to get into Christmas spirit and to raise money for the senior class!

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Santa as Mike Muniz and elf Bianca Giacalone

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GMG GHS Correspondent Marlee Melvin Submits-

DECA students from GHS are selling their scarfs for a great deal of only eight dollars to support their DECA competition this coming January. These DECA students are selling them to other students at lunch last Friday. 

Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort – Community Clothing Drive – at Gloucester High School Field House

Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort – Community Clothing Drive  -  at Gloucester High School Field House

A Community Clothing Drive to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy will be held Monday, November 26 through Friday, November 30th at the Gloucester High School Field House.

Hiltz Moving and Storage has generously offered to transport the donations that are generously collected locally to a community in New Jersey.  Hiltz Disposal is also a contributor to our effort.

Items that have been requested are: winter clothing (men’s, women’s and children’s), Socks (all sizes), winter coats, hats, mittens, gloves, winter shoes and boots (all sizes), blankets, disposable diapers, baby wipes, towels (cloth not paper), face cloths, first aid kits, work gloves (heavy duty), flash lights, batteries, sleeping bags and pads, contractor(heavy) trash bags, packing boxes (with flaps so that it can be sealed shut), packing tape, and black magic markers.

The hours of drop off at the Gloucester High School Field House are as follows:

Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm daily and also 6 pm to 9 pm evenings.

If you can help in any way, by donating, collecting needed items, sorting, packing, or help in any capacity, please contact Jackie Hardy at jackieAhardy@verizon.net

Photos from the Relay for Life “Luminaria” Ceremony

To jump straight to a slideshow, click here.

Last night I stopped down for the Luminaria ceremony of the Relay for Life at Gloucester High School in the Newell Stadium.  On one hand, I wanted to be there in memory of friend and family members who have died from cancer (including my maternal grandmother and a high school classmate). On the other, I knew it would be a great opportunity for some inspirational photography…

Here’s an explanation from the Relay for Life website (with my photos from yesterday):

“Simple white luminaria bags are transformed and illuminated after dark at every local Relay For Life event. Each one is personalized with the name, photo, message or drawing in memory or honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer.  Each luminaria candle represents a person.  They are our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends, coworkers and so much more!

As the sun sets at a Relay For Life event, luminaria lining the track illuminate the night and a hush falls over the event that had been filled with the sounds of celebration. Relay For Life participants, survivors and caregivers then gather together for the Luminaria Ceremony to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to honor those who have battled the disease.

As participants walk the track lined with luminara bags in reflection, a caregiver who has lost a loved one may find comfort from a fellow caregiver who has faced a similar loss. Meanwhile, a survivor gains hope and strength from others who have followed the same journey and survived. All resolve to keep fighting to save more lives so no more luminaria bear the names of those lost to the disease.”

I don’t know the details of how the relay works, but there are clearly different teams who are camping out.  They set up campsites with different themes and decorations. Here are a couple:

Click here for the full-size slideshow. There are a few pics not included elsewhere this post.

-Fr. Matthew Green

Dean Salah To Host Gloucester High School Football Program At Georges Coffee Shop Saturday Morning 104.9

Hey Joey, hows things, the site seems to be booming and the summer ahs obviously kept you hopping!!

  I am hosting radio station 104.9 on Sat. morning, they are doing a live show from 8 to 9 out of the shop.

It is to kick off the high school football season, they will interview Paul Ingram as well as the Gloucester

football captains, I don’t know if it is too late to get this on the blog but if you can that would be great, also

stop by if your not busy, it should be a fun morning!!   talk to ya soon,  Dean


GARFISH performs at the Relay for Life of Cape Ann Benefit

Just got this from Gary Hiltz-

Relay For Life of Cape Ann welcomes the return of Garfish. Cape Ann’s own classic rock band Garfish will be returning to the stage Friday June 19 from 6:45 to 8:45pm at the Gloucester High School. The band is proud to be able to donate their time for this great cause. Its really inspiring to see the dedication of all these team members who work year round to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Garfish is honored to be able to provide some upbeat music to aid and entertain the walkers in this 18 hour event.

Cast List for “In Harm’s Way”



MAY 8, 2009    7:00pm

Communities Join Together To End Domestic Violence

In Harm’s Way is a dramatic presentation about domestic violence, featuring true stories of courage and healing. Using performance art to educate, empower and heal, In Harm’s Way expresses the pain and isolation experienced by victims of domestic abuse, and celebrates the strength and resilience of survivors.

The cast of In Harm’s Way is divided evenly among youth and adults. There are up to 50 cast members on the stage at one time. The adult cast is drawn from high-profile members of the community (cast list available upon request). Because the play is a dramatic reading, with script in hand for the final performance, rehearsal time is minimal. Cast members attend two readings, receive a script, and then return for the final dress rehearsal and performance. Without exception, everyone who has participated in In Harm’s Way has asked to be involved again.

Cast List

1. Adrian Davis Student, Gloucester High School (GHS)

2. Alea Capello Student, GHS

3. Alex Bigger-Allen Student, GHS

4. Amy Kamm Student Assistance Counselor, GHS

5. Ann-Margaret Ferrante MA State Representative

6. Barbara Keon Singer/Songwriter

7. Bill Goodwin Principal, GHS

8. Bob Gillis Cape Ann Savings Bank

9. Britanny Peterson Student, GHS

10. Bruce Tarr MA State Senator

11. Carol Hong Community Member, Midwife

12. Carolyn Kirk Mayor, City of Gloucester

13. Carolyn Marletta Dean of Students, GHS

14. Carrie Kimball-Monahan Essex County DA’s Office

15. Clara Gaudette HAWC

16. Ellie Cornavaca Student, GHS

17. Hannah Morris Student, GHS

18. Hayden Wilson Student, GHS

19. Jack Vondras Public Health Dept, Gloucester

20. Jessica Maletti Student, GHS

21. Jim Schoel Teacher, GHS

22. Joan Whitney Director, Substance Abuse Prevention Services

Gloucester Health Dept

23. Joe Aiello Lieutenant, Gloucester Police Dept

24. Julie LaFontaine Cape Ann Food Pantry

25. Julie McGuire Salem State College

26. Kyle Lucido Student, GHS

27. Lauren Riley Compass Program

28. Lisa Landy Singer/Songwriter

29. Loretta Peres Community Activist

30. Margo Casey North Shore United Way

31. Mark Bedrosian Asst. Principal, GHS

32. Mike Duda First Church of Wenham

33. Mitch Cohen Therapist

34. Mollie Wagner Student, GHS

35. Naomi Nimon Student, GHS

36. Nicole Jewell Student, Compass Program

37. Pat Barry Student Supervisor, GHS

38. Patrice Kelly Student, GHS

40. Paula Lee Teacher, O’Maley Middle School

41. Rebecca Bacon Student, GHS

35. Rick Doucette Cape Ann YMCA

36. Rosa Binda HAWC

37. Ruth Deleon Student, Compass Program

38. Sara Pardo Student, GHS

39. Sefatia Romeo Theken Community Liaison, Addison Gilbert Hospital Gloucester City Council

40. Sophi Hopkins Teacher, GHS

41. Stacy Randell Wellspring House

42. Sunny Robinson Co-Chair, Gloucester Coalition for the Prevention of

Domestic Abuse

43. Tasia Kendall Student, GHS

44. Tom Martin Student, GHS

45. Virginia Flister Student, GHS

46. Willy Greenbaum GMADA

47. Willie Loco Alexander Rock & Roll Musician

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