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June 11, 2014

Harty, Crawford earn Moynihan Awards

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Harty was also an indoor and outdoor track standout for Beverly this year, leading the Panthers to the Northeastern Conference title in the outdoor season. The middle distance ace was also a part of the school record setting 4x800m relay team.

In the classroom Harty, a three sport captain, was Beverly’s co-valedictorian, with a grade point average well over 4.0. In her four years of high school Harty’s lowest grade was an A-.

Harty was quick to praise both her soccer and track coaches, Dave Jellerson and Chandler Jones, for helping her succeed at Beverly High.

“I want to thank soccer coach Kristin Simpson who taught me the basics at an early age and I was so lucky to be able to spend another four awesome seasons with her,” said Harty, who also thanked her family and the Beverly High School administration. “My track coaches also pushed me to be my best.”

Crawford, a junior, just finished off a record setting year on the track. He started off his season on a high note with a 13th place finish at the Cross Country All State Meet.

But he took his game to new heights with an incredible indoor winter season.

Crawford was named the Northeastern Conference MVP during the indoor season, setting a new Gloucester High School record in the 800m three times. He won the Class C 800m indoor title, finished second in the All State meet and won the New England Championship in the same race.

This spring Crawford won the Division 1 State Mile championship.

“I first met Everest as a seventh grader when I was his teacher,” said Gloucester track coach Jeff Destino, who introduced Crawford at Wednesday’s luncheon. “And it was pretty apparent then that he had all the tools to be able to excel in the classroom. That work ethic carries over to the track. He has accomplished so many things this year and he has stayed humble through it all.”

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