11 imagesBoston, 11/09/2015. Andy Valgas, 22 is the newest elected member of the Haverhill city council. He is also the first Latino elected to a government position in the city history. Here's Andy getting ready for an interview with Simon Rios, at NPR Boston. Valgas holds a masters from BU in Political Science. He interned for the White House and worked in the US Embassy in Spain. ------------------------------------- Andy Valgas, es el mas reciente City Council elegido en de Haverhill. El recibe una calurosa bienvenida a WBUR, NPR - National Public Radio - Boston. Fue entrevistado por Simón Rios. Valgas conversó brevemente con Ileana Cintron de Kennedy School of Goverment y con el reportero Bruce Gellermen.
11 imagesAndy Vargas born in Cambridge, MA and moved to Haverhill with his family at the age of 6. The Vargas family is Dominican-American, and immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic in the latter half of the 20th century. Throughout his life, Andy has always remained conscious of his family's courage and hard work in pursuing the American Dream. Andy attended Haverhill's Public Schools, including Burnham Elementary, Pentucket Lake, and Haverhill High. For many years Andy played baseball under the Riverside Bradford Baseball League, where he was selected to join the Cooperstown team. After finding out that many young baseball players were unable to afford paying to join a league, Andy organized Haverhill Baseball for All, which received baseball equipment donations to form a free league for inner city Haverhill kids. Baseball for All received donations ranging from baseballs, bats, catcher's equipment, and bases.