(Above) Abby Francis commits to swim at Davidson College, accompanied by her parents David and Caroline Francis, and WHS swim coach Lee Schwartzman
(Below) Zoe Adams commits to swim at Assumption College, accompanied by her parents Brett and Carla Adams, sister Sophie Adams, and WHS swim coach Lee Schwartzman
Wethersfield seniors Abby Francis and Zoe Adams will continue their swimming careers at the next level, making it official at WHS in November.
Francis signed a national letter of intent to swim at Davidson College in North Carolina next year.
She had a remarkable swim career at WHS, earning CCC all-conference honors in each of her four seasons with the Eagles and served as captain of team during her senior year and was an integral part of four straight CCC divisional crowns. She has also earned CHSCA All-State accolades seven different times and was a member of the 2018 Class L champion 200 freestyle relay team and was the individual Class L state champion in the 2017 200 Freestyle, the 2018 200 Individual Medley, and the 2018 100 Breaststroke.
Francis excels in the classroom and is a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and National Social Studies Honor Society. She has volunteered her time in the ALS program and with the Bridge Program while also serving as a peer tutor, member of the Interact Club, and president of the Skills21 club.
Outside of school, Francis has been a participant with the LEHY swimming club. This year she was honored as a CT Swimming Scholar Athlete and a Scholastic All-American by USA Swimming. In addition, she was a YMCA Nationals Finalist, Junior National Qualifier, and CT Senior Championship finalist.
Adams announced that she will continue her swimming career at Assumption College next year in Worcester, Massachusetts.
She was a four year member of the swimming and diving team which won four straight CCC division titles, serving as captain during her senior year. She was a three-time all-conference award winner and was also named to the CCC all-academic team in each of her four seasons swimming at Wethersfield.
In addition to swimming, Adams is a three sport athlete at WHS, also lettering in basketball and outdoor track. This season she was named a captain for the basketball team, which reached the class L semifinals last year. She is also a member of the defending CCC North girls’ outdoor track divisional championship team. In 2018 she participated in the heptathlon and was a State Open qualifier in the triple jump.
Outside of athletics, Adams has been involved in many other activities. She has been a DARE peer role model, volunteered in the ALS program, and participated in the Bridge Program, and is also a town lifeguard and youth basketball referee.
Next year at Assumption, Adams plans to major in biology with future aspirations to work in the medical field.
*Information provided by Wethersfield’s Athletic Department*
Cromwell Football/Cheer Community Outreach
On Wednesday, November 21, before their Thanksgiving Eve football game, the Cromwell/Portland Panthers football team and cheerleaders made "care baggies" for Streetfire Ministries. The students donated items and put together more than 200 baggies that were distributed by the ministry. Each year the two teams have come together before the game to do a service project for people in our neighboring town, this has been a long standing tradition.
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