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Beaver honors 1930s skater and alumnus

Michael J. Maloney

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She was one of the Boston area’s most famous young figure skaters in the 1930s while a student at Beaver Country Day School. Polly Blodgett Watson returned to the Chestnut Hill campus May 11 at age 94 for induction to its Athletics Hall of Fame.

She was introduced by senior class president Lauren Lapuck, who skates for the Haydenettes in her hometown of Lexington. Watson said she always looked forward to recess and lunch period at Beaver: “That’s when my mother would come by and pick me up. I’d lace up my skates and eat lunch in the car so I could practice at Boston Arena, then return to school in time for my classes,’’ she said.

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