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June 20, 2017 by Hugh Vogues (Register to contact)

I was the first out my siblings to March as a panther down these isles to a sea of purple and gold presented to the real world and my granddaughter which I hold in the picture is the first of a third generation to be the last of a sea of purple and gold that was presented to the world on 6/20/17. No matter what they put on that corner of Baird and park Blvd it will never be another castle on the hill to give a lost soul in Camden directions to there destination, ha rah for the purple and the gold, forever remember class of '78, THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL, God bless the panther party.

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Camden High School freshman shot and killed walking home  WPVI-TV

A Camden High School student was shot and killed while walking home with a friend, authorities say.

SDA Meets With Camden Community to Give Update on Camden High Project

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Historic Camden High is reduced to rubble to make way for a new school

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A moment in time captured by buried capsule at Camden High  Cherry Hill Courier Post

As demolition continues at the Castle on the Hill, crews discovered a secret in the historic school's 1916 cornerstone.

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A Camden High student was gunned down on the street while walking home from school.

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15-year-old captured in fatal shooting near Camden High

A 15-year-old is charged with fatally shooting a Camden High student who was in a Rutgers University scholars program.

Katrina McCombs, city native, to lead Camden schools for now  Cherry Hill Courier Post

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U.S. Marshals nab suspect in fatal shooting of teen outside Camden High School

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Share your memories of 'The High'  Cherry Hill Courier Post

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