ZACH GUERTIN

Haverhill Basketball

Home Sweet Home

A lot of Sacred Hearts of Bradford grads attend Catholic schools, so the Hillies were thrilled Guertin stayed home.

Zach said, “It was a good decision. I like it here.”

Coach Souleymane Wane said, “He has been a role model. He is so fun to coach.”

Zach’s from a prominent family with dad (Mike) a former Central wrestler and mom, Wendy Forgione Guertin, a top athlete at Methuen High. His aunts are Haverhill greats Keri and Tricia Guertin. Sam Guertin, his 8th grade sister, starred for the Hunking team which won the city title.

The 5-11, 145-pound junior sharpshooter also plays varsity baseball. The family has a cat named Curry, yes, after the NBA star.

Zach’s favorite teacher is business teacher Mike Maguire.

JESSICA CAMPO

Fellowship Basketball

Team Comes First

Campo isn’t a big scorer, but has carved out a key role with the Rams with her rebounding and shotblocking.

A 5-foot-8 8th grader from Haverhill, Jessica is shining in the classroom. She also plays volleyball and tennis for Fellowship. She volunteers with Cor Unum and Lazarus House in Lawrence.

Basketball coach Celeste Brodnick said, “She is truly a team player and a straight-A student.”

Campo, who attended Nettle Middle School in Haverhill, has triplet siblings.

She said brothers Tony and Sam and sister Larissa, “are pretty annoying but I still love them!”Her favorites include pizza, Serena Williams, swimming, biking, Fellowship Christian English teacher Erin Adkins, and the Christian band Hillsong.

KELSEY DENNEHY

Andover Hockey

A Class Act

Dennehy’s two passions are hockey and acting.

The 5-foot-4 junior is a third-line center and stars on the penalty kill. Coach Tyler Vigue admits to being awed at times by her hockey savvy.

She’s from a hockey family. Dad, Mark Dennehy, was the head coach at Merrimack for 13 years and now is head coach of the AHL’s Binghamton Devils. Her sisters, freshman Kielan and 6th grader Caroline, both play, too. Mom, Heather, was a swimmer.

Kelsey is co-vice president of the Andover High drama guild. She played the role of sorority girl Pilar in the class play “Legally Blonde.”

The West Middle School grad has a black Lab named Mack. She enjoys skiing at Stowe. Her favorite teacher was 8th grade math teacher Marjorie Andresen.

JACK WALIGORA

Haverhill Hockey

Happy with Decision

Waligora, who runs cross country and spring track, was very close to giving up hockey for indoor track. He and coach Joe Roberts are both delighted he reconsidered at the 11th hour.

Roberts said, “He quietly does his job each and every practice; each and every game.”

The 5-10, 140-pound sophomore defenseman is from a family of scholar-athletes. His sister Paige was a Hillie runner now at WPI, and sister Taylor was a swimmer. She’s at Rochester Institute of Technology. Jack could become the third engineer in the family.

Waligora has a dog, a Rhodesian Ridgeback named Nala. His favorites include margarita pizza, “Family Guy,” Bruin David Pastrnak, history teacher Marc Harvey and the group Imagine Dragons. 

SHAWN BELONGIA

North Andover Track

BIG 10 Or Bust

Belongia is a top scholar who plans on studying engineering at a Big 10 University. He’s been accepted to Purdue, Penn State, Illinois, Wisconsin and Ohio State. He’s made great strides as a runner, too, going from a 6:19 mile as a freshman to setting his sights on sub-5 minutes this spring.

Distance coach Bill Varney said, “I could not be happier for him.”Shawn’s grandparents live in the shadows of the Packers’ famed Lambeau Field. He’s a sousaphone player and may try out for a college band.

He scored a 1,390 on his SATs. He is taking three AP classes and already has passed two AP exams.

Belongia’s favorites include his Golden Retriever Tessa, Packer Aaron Rodgers and band instructor Justin Smalley. 

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