A three-sport captain in her senior year, O'Flynn was instrumental as Ipswich won three Cape Ann League basketball titles in four years. She'll be competing in track at Dartmouth College.
One of her passions is the improvisational nature of jazz music, which she plays on the saxophone. She is familiarizing herself with the history of the music and counts musical legends such as Miles Davis and John Coltrane among her favorite artists.
A member of the National Honor Society since her junior year, O'Flynn is in the top 10 percent of her class and has a 4.13 GPA.
"Simply put, Hannah has left her mark at Ipswich High as a musician, an athlete and with her achievements in the classroom," said her basketball coach, Mandy Zegarowski.
KAITLYN O'CONNELL, PINGREE
A wise Jedi master said "Size matters not" and it certainly hasn't mattered for Kaitlyn O'Connell, Pingree's 5-foot ball of energy who has been a leader in everything she's undertaken in high school.
A Danvers native, O'Connell is captain of the field hockey, ice hockey and softball teams at Pingree. She's also a three-year member of student government and president of the A Cappella singing group. O'Connell is the confident, vivacious leader who can turn a locker room from sullen to hopeful with her energetic style and contagious belief.
Academically, O'Connell loves science and plans to pursue a career in dentistry when she attends Colby College next fall, where she'll also play field hockey. She ranks in the top 15 percent of Pingree's senior class and has tackled three Advanced Placement courses.
A Salem News all-star in both field hockey and ice hockey, O'Connell excels most on the ice. The speedy center led her team to the Eastern Independent League title game this winter, ranking fourth on the North Shore with 29 points. She was honored with Pingree's prestigious Wheeler Award for service and dedication to girls hockey.