The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, February 14, 2003

• Eighth-graders Joanna Bromley and Deirdre Offenheiser and seventh-grader Megan Lieb, three students from the Carlisle middle school, received honorable mention in drawing in the 2003 Boston Globe Scholastic Art Awards.

•CCHS fencing wins first Massachusetts state championships

On Sunday, February 9, the men's team won the foil and sabre squad championships, and tied for first for the epee squad championship. The men's team also won the three weapon team championship, beating longtime rival St. John's Prep in the final round. Ian MacEachern, Ryan Morris and Captain Henry Kennard won each of the three individual championships. Thomas Abend of Rodgers Road was third in the sabre individual, and Derrick Hwu of Tophet Road was seventh in the individual.

The women's fencing team won the foil squad championship and was second in epee and sabre to Dana Hall. The woman's team finished second in the three weapon team championship. Eva Jellison of Judy Farm Road was third in the sabre individual. The two teams won a combined total of six weapon team championships.

The men's team is coached by David Blake of Bedford Road, and the women's team is coached by Martha McNeil of Acton.

CCHS musicians perform at music festival

CCHS musicians (left to right) are Susan Modeen, Charlotte Siegel, Oliver Chang, Maren Studlien, Steven Chang, Karsten Syverson, Chris Daniels and Nate Johnson.

Eight of the most accomplished CCHS musicians performed in the forty-fifth annual Northeast Senior District Festival at Lowell High School on Saturday, January 11. The festival, sponsored by the Massachusetts Music Educators Association, is an annual event featuring band, jazz ensemble, orchestra and chorus. Selection is based on highly competitive solo auditions where students from more than eighty area high schools compete for a seat. Students must play a prepared piece, sight-read a piece not seen before and play scales from memory.

Students who played in the District band: Nate Johnson (clarinet), Susan Modeen (clarinet), and in the District jazz ensemble Karsten Syverson (bass). Playing in the District orchestra were Oliver Chang (viola), Stephen Chang (string bass), Chris Daniels (tuba), Charlotte Siegel (trumpet), and Maren Studlien (oboe).

Congratulations are due to these outstanding young musicians for their musical talent, commitment and individual achievement.

Note: Carlisle students are in bold.

Where in Carlisle?

Have you seen this new sign? Do you know what it means? We posed this question in a recent edition of the Mosquito, and it became clear that few people have spotted the sign, posted along School Street near Bellows Hill Road, let alone understanding why it's there.

Soon, however, signs like this one will become a familiar sight in Carlisle. According to Tim Parson of the Carlisle Conservation Foundation, over the next few months, signs will be posted all over town, identifying land that is owned by the CCF/Carlisle Land Trust. The owl pictured on the signs does not specifically designate the land as an owl sanctuary or location of a guided "owl prowl"(although these were good guesses). Instead, the depiction of the Barred Owl (a native resident of Carlisle, of course) was chosen as part of the logo that has been adopted by the foundation, and carries no other hidden meaning.

It is fitting to mention that the artist who created the picture of the Barred Owl for these new signs is Phyllis Hughes, also a Carlisle resident.

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