92.7 WOBM and Gateway Toyota of Toms River honor Connor Gallagher of Jackson Liberty High School as the Student of the Week.  Ranked 13th in his class and a regular on the high honor roll, he is a member of the National Honor Society, Rho Kappa National Honor Society, and Peer Assistance and Leadership.

Jackson Liberty High School / Student of the week program
Jackson Liberty High School / Student of the week program

Connor was captain and defensive player of the year for the Lions football team and also played varsity basketball.  An active volunteer with local food banks and beach sweeps he also volunteered with the Buddy Basketball League for children with special needs.  Headed to Villanova University to study business and finance is Connor Gallagher, our Ocean County Student of the Week.

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