Peggy Sexton Hebert
This Acton native was a lynch pin on Coach Issy Stearns' phenomenally successful sports teams of the 1950's. Peggy was a three sport, four year standout. Peggy garnered All Star status in all three sports in the Wachusetts League. Quoting from Hall of Fame Coach Issy Stearns..."Peg was outstanding in all sports. More importantly, she was the most positive person on all of her teams." In short, she was the spark plug of Acton girl's athletics. Another one of our Hall of Famers where statistics could never truly measure the scope of her achievements and her contributions to the total team effort.
Upon graduation from Acton High, Peggy worked with the U S Army Corps of Engineers for ten years. In true Actonian fashion, and in keeping with her athletic history, Peggy has served her town with pride and selfless dedication. She is active in the St. Elizabeth's Choir and the Acton Community Chorus, as well as other charitable organizations. She is Co-chairperson of the Acton High Alumni Association and a member of the Acton Historical Society. Peggy is a true pioneer of Acton girl's athletics. Upon entering Junior High School, there were no Junior High sports for girls. With the help of Joan Cook Flannery, a recent Acton grad, Peggy and her friends started the first girl's basketball team. Peggy's most memorable moments at Acton was participating in all sports available from Junior High to graduation which made her school career fun, meaningful and filled with memories that will stay with her the rest of her life. Peggy and her husband, Paul, live in their 263 (note the number) year old ancestral home and have raised three wonderful children Tom, Joe and Susan