As you await a text from your friend, why not send another message to support one of your schoolmates? Text “LEONE” to 74499.

Jessica Leone, a high school senior captain of the girls’ hockey team, has been selected to attend the Massachusetts State Hockey Coaches Association High School All-Star Classic. The game takes place March 21 at 1:45 PM at the DCU Center in Worcester.

46 players in the state of Massachusetts were selected; Jessica was one of them. That’s quite the honor. Obviously, it is a feat for Jessica to have been selected, but imagine if she were to START? Well, that’s not up to her. That’s up to us. That’s right, us.

So while your message app is open, text “LEONE” to 74499 to cast your vote. It’s that easy. If Jessica gets enough vote, she will be in the starting lineup. Even if you don’t know Jessica, just know that you are helping her, Andover Hockey, and the community in general by voting. Andover having an athlete start in an All-Star game for the state of Massachusetts is an accomplishment. Our town has the chance to be represented in a great way.

The voting ends on Tuesday, March 17th.

Let’s make it happen.

By Alex Bensley