Wellesley High School - Wellesleyan Yearbook (Wellesley, MA)

 - Class of 1971

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Mr. Graves addresses the Centennial class during graduation ceremonies. Mr. Graves wan the affection and esteem of all who had occasion to meet him in public or private life. He was the first to start table hopping to greet his many friends at social and business dinner parties. His sound judgment, his integrity of purpose, his warm friendly nature were qualities of character to secure respect and love. Whenever he was aware of a boy or girl in his school who lost a parent by death, he either wrote a letter of condolence and, in most cases, paid his personal respects to the family. His public career was useful and honorable, and in affairs of education, he was far seeing, cool and energetic. Every day was both challenging and interesting to him. I shall always cherish pleasant memories of Mr. Graves, as he was indeed a valued friend, and a man among men in those inter changes of everyday courtesies which he knew so well how to practice. At the Club ‘70 Dance, Mr. Graves greet s Santa Claus. Mr. Graves presents John Nadas the Senior Cup award — 1969. Anna C. Craig

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SAMUEL M. GRAVES - ADMINISTRATOR, PUBLIC SPEAKER AND EDUCATOR A daily ritual — each morning and afternoon Mr. Graves read the P.A. announcements. At the Senior Prom, Mr. Graves crowns the King and Queen. 6



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THOSE WHO KNEW HIM WELL, WORKING WITH HIM FOR MANY YEARS, SHARING MOMENTS OF FRIENDSHIP, WRITE THEIR TRIBUTES . . . Mr. Graves was the personification of " a man for all seasons. " I found him to be highly optimistic, fair- minded, and one who found good in all people and all things. Outside of school, he was extremely relaxed, hu¬ morous and fair game for all activities. Sam, as he was affectionately called, never forgot aid friends, and as he climbed the ladder of success in the world of education, he never ceased to make new ones. George Kerivan Sr. How does one choose a brief episode or mem¬ ory from seventeen years of close association, when one is trying to describe a man? I found it an impossible task, since my memories blurred into a montage . . . Sam on the bench at every football game, hatless in the coldest weather, ris¬ ing with arms stretched high to cheer every good play . . . Sam presenting awards, academic and athletic, with a handshake, a smile and a few words for each student; Sam at Faculty dinners, demonstrating his gift for effortless public speak¬ ing, saying just the right thing to each person being honored, and enjoying himself to the hilt as he always did when he was with his group of " rugged individualists, " as he loved to call us; Sam ' s personal note for each of us on the formal announcement of the opening of school; Sam ' s voice on the P.A. each October afternoon during the World Series, announcing the score up to that moment, and purposely dragging out the suspense, by slowly describing each run, while we squirmed in our seats. (I always teased him about being a " ham actor. " He would laugh, but he never denied it). In spite of the sadness that will remain forever for those who loved him, just thinking of him in this way can bring a smile ... a lasting tribute to the warmth of his personality. Frances J. O’Brien The exciting people of this world are the ones who are dedicated — who care. Samuel M. Graves was that kind of a person. He was a man with an almost naive faith in people who felt strongly about ideas and ideals, yet who was able to accept a pragmatic approach to most problems. He loved his work with young people and he found joy in helping them find their way to growth and achievement. Firmly believing in the academic " Three R’s " he added his own per¬ sonal three — the Red Raiders, The Red Sox and the Republican Party. A great leader and friend is now gone from our midst but our hearts will be warmed by the memory of his unfailing optimism. Sylvia E. McCurdy 8

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