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February 8, 2013

Saluting the area's Unsung Heroes

Saluting the overachievers, the quiet leaders and the often overlooked athletes in local high school sports.

GEOFFREY GOSSELIN

Methuen Track

A Class Act

A talented actor, Gosselin brings that same professionalism to the track. The 6-3, 180-pound senior runs the 600 and 1,000 for the Rangers.

“Geoff has also been a great role model,” said Methuen coach Roger Fuller. “He’s very bright and an interesting young man to have conversations with. It can be about anything. He has a very bright future ahead of him in whatever profession he chooses to pursue.”

A member of the National Honor Society, Gosselin is ranked 20th overall in the senior class and scored an 1,830 on his SATs. He’s been accepted to UVM, UMass and UMass Lowell and is waiting on Northeastern and Quinnipiac. He plans to study neuroscience.

Gosselin is a member of his school’s Independent Theater Club. The favorite role he has ever played is the editor in “The High Schoolers Guide to the Galaxy”.

His brother, sophomore Andrew Gosselin, plays basketball and baseball at Whittier Tech.

DAN GOMEZ

Greater Lawrence Swimming

Sunny Attitude

“Every day he sets foot on the pool deck, there is a smile on his face. He makes our days a little bit brighter,” said Reggie coach Jen Dube.

The senior from Methuen was coaxed into swimming two years ago by tri-captain Coral Robinson.

“I was completely new to it,” said Gomez, who has proven to be a quick study in the breaststroke. “I love swimming and I love helping my teammates.”

The 5-foot-6 Gomez, who also plays soccer, is a member of the National Honor Society. The biotechnology student said his favorite project involved DNA fingerprinting. He hopes to study biology at UMass, UMass Lowell or Merrimack.

His favorites include the movie Cloud Atlas, the group No Doubt, the TV show Warehouse 13 and the app Instagram.

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