"At all times, I have discovered Joe to be honest, courteous, and very considerate, especially to those less fortunate than he. Joe willingly performs community service, often without being asked," Beverly High Principal Sean Gallagher said. "Joe has a subtle wit and keen sense of humor, and for this and the above mentioned reasons, he is extremely well thought of and respected by both his teachers and classmates at Beverly High School and in the Beverly community."
REBECCA GRAVES, BISHOP FENWICK
Rebecca Graves is motivated by challenge. Whether it be stopping goals on the soccer pitch, grabbing rebounds on the basketball court or scoring goals on the lacrosse field, Graves has made a habit of overpowering all challenges that she meets.
Likewise in the classroom, Graves has little trouble meeting her goals.
Graves ranks in the top 10 percent of a class of 155 seniors with a 4.56 GPA. She has only once in her four years had a final average below an A-minus. Graves also plays a key role in the Fenwick community, acting as the president of the Student Activities Council, a Peer Leadership member, and as a School Ambassador. She was also the Junior Class Vice President.
"In every way, Rebecca is the consummate student-athlete: very consistent, highly efficient, extremely organized, unquestionably self-motivated, super conscientious and determined to 'win,'" Fenwick Guidance Counselor John Jaworski said. "As Rebecca wrote in an essay for me, 'I have never met a challenge I didn't like.' Hence, is it any surprise that Rebecca Graves is the top student-athlete in the senior class?"
Graves was a four-year member of the Crusaders varsity soccer team and lacrosse teams, as well as a three-year member of the varsity basketball team.
She concluded her soccer career as a goalie with a 0.833 goals against average and has been a dominant scoring force on the lacrosse field. As a junior, Graves led the state in scoring by accumulating 126 goals and 21 assists. She is now closing in the school scoring record and has already earned an athletic scholarship to continue her lacrosse career at Division 1 University of New Hampshire next year.