Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

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Acton Boxborough Colonial Club

Sylvia Flint Brown

Class of 1955

  Legendary Hall of Fame Coach Issy Stearns called Sylvia one of the "best of the best." A superb three sport athlete and captain, Sylvia took her ample athletic abilities and graced the fields and courts of Acton High School as "the girl for all seasons." In her sophomore year, Sylvia captained an undefeated softball team, playing first base. In an unprecedented 64-7 win over Harvard, she participated in a triple play. Sylvia was a member of the first Acton basketball team in the Wachusett League, garnering All-star status. A natural athlete, Sylvia's smooth countenance and athletic skills stood out in all areas of competition. Even in the classroom, Sylvia was an all-star as a member of the National Honor Society. Sylvia's most memorable athletic moment was culminating a Championship Basketball season as a senior gaining All-star status. After graduation, Sylvia remained active in organized sports playing basketball throughout New England for many years. She was a starring member of two state Championship Softball Teams in New Hampshire during the 1970's. When her playing days ended, Sylvia turned to coaching, including mentoring a junior high basketball team in Lawrence, Massachusetts, several women's softball teams and a men's softball team in the 1980's. Sylvia, always an outstanding, caring teammate has continued her activism in helping others as an E.M.T. with the Fryeberg Rescue for twelve years, as an active volunteer in the local school system, as a school board member in S.A.D. #72 which includes eight towns and as Sunday School Director at her place of worship. Sylvia is married and residing in Lovell, Maine with her husband Harvey and has raised three sons Geoffrey, David and Jonathan. Her greatest joy is being a grandmother.

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