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Teen of the Week: Cheering and raising spirits on and off the field

Teen of the Week: Gabby McCrary

Gabby McCrary isn't just a cheerleader courtside or on the field - she's a cheerleader everywhere she goes.

The 18-year-old Broadneck High School senior is a born motivator: encouraging, helping and lifting up the spirits of people she encounters in school and in the community.

A member of the Bruins cheerleading squad, consistently ranked among the top three in the county, Gabby served as captain of the junior varsity squad during her sophomore year and the varsity squad this year. Her role, she felt, was the team's motivator at practices and competitions.

"I'm known for my positive outlook," she smiled.

Her physical position was as a "back,"...