The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 16, 2003

• Saturday, May 3 was a big day for Carlisle second grader Alyssa Wilkes and her proud family. At the regional Special Olympics, held at Wayland High School, Alyssa ran to a second-place finish in the 100-meter event, winning the silver medal. She is now eligible to participate at state level in the Massachusetts Special Olympics, to be held at Harvard and Boston Universities on June 13 and 14. Alyssa trains for running with the recreation department in Arlington. She also keeps active with ice skating and swimming, and enjoys playing piano and reading.

A maple syrup update — The Mosquito checked in with Bob Hilton of Lowell Street to get a final tally on his maple-syruping operation this season. "Our season, which started in February, went a little later this year. It was a long winter and we went into March," reported Hilton. "It was a good year, actually one of the best," he continued. "Where we usually get 15 gallons of sap, this year we got 22 gallons." Hilton also commented on the ice which helped to preserve the sap, but at the same time made for a lot more work.

The Hiltons tap the trees on their property and those of several neighbors.

BUDDING "NERDS." A group of second-grade Brownie Girl Scouts visited Tufts University to meet the Nerd Girls, engineering students who have built a solar-powered car. Dr. Karen Panetta (standing left) arranged for members of the team to speak with the Brownies. A Tufts computer science senior explains here how the panels collect energy. The Carlisle visitors (left to right) included Emily Durlacher, Roxane Sayde, Rachel Wittenberg, Jasmine Khayami (behind Rachel) Katy Scholten, Amelia Huberman, Catherine Brennan, Katherine Sorrows, Diana Kolsted, and Elizabeth Sorrows. Leader Giovanna DiNicola looks on in the back row. (Photo by Anne Marie Brako)


Ronald C. Holsinger of Old East Street, a Northeastern University student majoring in criminal justice, was named to the Dean's List for the winter quarter.

Marta J. Ullrich of Carlisle, a Northeastern University student majoring in psychology, was named to the Dean's List for the winter quarter.

Hannah J. Roberts of Nickles Lane, a ninth grader at Phillips Exeter Academy, has earned High Honors for the winter term.

Karina Przyjemski of Bedford Road, a freshman at Johns Hopkins' Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, was named to the Dean's List for the fall semester.

• The Concord-Carlisle High School bands performed at Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood on Mother's Day. Pictured above are CCHS Concert Band first clarinets (left to right) Stephen Yu, Melissa Andrews, Justin Hendrickson and David Lee, all from Carlisle. Stephen Yu is also a violinist and as one of the winners of Boston Virtuosi's 2003 Young Artist Competition will perform on violin with Boston Virtuosi on Saturday, May 17, at 8 p.m. in the Great Hall at Faneuil Hall, Boston. Yu and Mari Black of Cambridge will perform Symphony Concertante, Op 13 by Joseph Boulogne St. Georges. (photo Tim Morse)
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• Winners of the Third Annual Poetry Writing Contest For Kids, sponsored by Willow Books & Cafe of Acton, Allaire Langdon of Highwoods Lane and Camilla Vilain of Heald Road read their winning entries and were awarded prizes and certificates in front of a large crowd of family, friends, teachers and classmates. Winners were chosen from over 200 entries from 20 towns.

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito