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He entered Boston Latin School as a "Sixie" in September 1940 shortly before the United States entered World War II and graduated in June 1946 shortly after the end of the war. He remembers the excitement of listening to the radio reports at night and reading the newspaper each morning. Though the attention of the country was completely focused on the war, inside Latin School's walls the masters still made students conjugate irregular verbs on the board, and recite Cicero's orations from memory. With the world spinning around him, and declension endings twirling through his head, Mr. Seevak still found time play football, be the Manager of the Track Team, and Editor of the Register.

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