Former NFl player visits Glenwood Junior High

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Former NFL player Dan "Boom" Herron spoke to students at Glenwood Junior High School on March 27 as part of the grand prize for a video competition the school's Fuel Up and Play 60 event entered.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Glenwood Junior High School students and teachers competed in a basketball game March 27 which was refereed by guest speaker Dan "Boom" Herron.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Warren native and former NFL player Dan "Boom" Herron spoke to students at Glenwood Junior High School March 27.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Dan "Boom" Herron refereed for a basketball game at Glenwood Junior High School March 27.

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Neighbors | Jessica Harker .Seventh and eighth grade students along with teachers competed in a basketball game March 27 which was refereed by former NFL player and Warren native Dan "Boom" Herron.

By JESSICA HARKER

jharker@vindy.com

Former NFL player and Warren native Dan “Boom” Herron visited Boardman Glenwood Junior High School on March 27.

Herron’s visit was part of the grand prize for a video competition by the NFL’s Fuel Up to Play 60 group.

Glenwood’s Fuel Up to Play 60 student organization was started this year by gym teacher Danielle Sambida.

“It’s a great atmosphere,” Sambida said. “It’s truly inspirational for students to see someone who grew up in the area and played in the NFL.”

Herron spoke with students during the event, offering them advice on how to achieve their goals.

“Nothing is crazy at your age,” Herron said. “Make sure you’re taking care of yourself and setting goals for your future.”

After Herron spoke to students, he refereed a basketball game.

Students and teachers paired up on two teams, seventh- versus eighth-graders, playing a basketball game refereed by Herron.

The whole school attended the assembly, cheering on their grades team as they competed in the game.

“It’s a lot of fun. We are really grateful for Dan coming out here,” Sambida said.

Eighth-grade students and teachers came out victorious.

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