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April 1, 2014

2014 Salem News Student-Athlete profile: Caitlin Harty, Beverly


Among her many awards, Harty is a member of the National Honor Society and President of Fundraising, won the Harvard Book Award, the Moynihan Lumber Student-Athlete of the Month honors and has been cited for Academic Excellence in Geometry, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Pre-Calculus, U.S. History, Clay and Sculpture, Biology and English.

It doesn’t stop there. Harty has been involved in a myriad of community service projects including Walk For Hospice, Teens for Jeans, Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk, Good Friday Walk, Relay For Life and giving out dinners at her church to the homeless. She has also served as a youth soccer referee and worked as an office assistant at the Elite Detective Agency.

“Since Caitlin has strong beliefs about right and wrong, she always treats other people kindly. She has the highest respect from adults and peers alike,” Beverly High principal Sean Gallagher said. “Caitlin’s talent for being accurate and remembering facts and details is exemplary ... overall, Caitlin’s academic achievement over her four years are extraordinary and have focused on areas with strong personal interest.”





Hometown: Beverly

Age: 18

College you will be attending: College of the Holy Cross

What is your favorite book?: The Hunger Games series

What is your favorite movie?: “Pitch Perfect”

Who is your favorite singer or musical group?: Taylor Swift

What is your favorite website?: Twitter

What is your favorite class in school?: AP Calculus

What athletic feat are you most proud of and why?: “My soccer team winning the Division 1 North (title) in 2012. We were clearly the underdog, so the comeback win was a shock to many. It was also special because it was the first time in school history winning the title, surpassing (coach Kristin Simpson)’s own BHS soccer tournament run.”

Who has had the biggest influence on your life and why?: “My parents. They’ve always supported me, believed in me and set the best examples as role models by being kind, caring, intelligent people and student-athletes (Dad played soccer at Providence College and Mom ran track there).”

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?: “I see myself working in the math or science field and possibly teaching.”



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