Friday, October 29, 2004
CCHS BNational Merit Program results
The following students have been recognized as National Merit Finalists in the 2005 National Merit Program.
National Merit Finalists
Concord-Carlisle High School students who are among a select group of approximately 13,000 students nationwide who have distinguished themselves in the National Merit competition:
National Merit Commendations
Concord-Carlisle High School students who are among the group of approximately 35,000 participants nationwide who have selection index scores that are very high but below the level necessary to be designated Merit finalists:
Note: the names of Carlisle students are shown in bold type.
• Former Carlisle resident John Berman, who grew up in town and is now a reporter for the ABC Evening News, presented a commentary on October 20 titled "Red Sox Fans Pray for October Miracle." In it he said, "In 1978, I was in the first grade when the Red Sox and Yankees faced each other in the one-game playoff to decide the division. It was an afternoon game, and my public school held an assembly in the auditorium so we could all watch the beginning of the game. I still consider this to be the pinnacle of educational responsibility. I might have missed a lesson in reading or math, but I learned a much more important lesson: life isn't fair.
"I took the bus home where my extended family was gathered to watch Bucky Dent hit a back-breaking home run with a corked bat (for the non-baseball fans out there, this means he was cheating.) I cried inconsolably for hours. Maybe days."
For the entire text of his comments, go to abcnews.go.com/Sports.
• Four Carlisleans participated in the Bay State Marathon in Lowell on Sunday, October 17. Melissa Weiksnar and her daughter Amy of Robbins Drive were volunteers assisting along the race course, and Ronald Kmiec of Bingham Road and Ethan Royce of Elizabeth Ridge Road were participants. Of the 497 finishers, Ethan finished in 313th place in a time of 3:58:48. Kmiec finished his 86th overall marathon race in a time of 3:42:12, 213th place and second in his age group. A torn hamstring muscle in his 31st consecutive finish at this year's Boston Marathon in April resulted in a 4:10 time, requiring a requalifying race time, which he accomplished in Lowell, safeguarding his "streak." Although he is not in top form, it appears that he is on the mend.
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