The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, December 17, 2004

CCHS music students in Senior District Festival

On Saturday, November 20, 45 CCHS music students participated in the annual Massachusetts Music Educators Association Northeast Senior District Festival auditions. Twenty-seven CCHS students earned placement in either the Northeast Senior District Band, Chorus, Orchestra or Jazz Band. Eighteen of these students (marked with *) have been invited to audition for MMEA All-State ensembles in January.

Students earning placement in Chorus were: altos Danielle Hecht, Annie Jacoby and Alison McGuirk*, tenors Dylan Levers*, Aaron Marks* and Eric Stengrevics, and bass Michael Johnson. Trumpet player David Condon* earned placement in Jazz Band. The following students earned placement in Orchestra: Kevin Donoghue* -violin, Adam Schad* - horn, Ravi Ramanathan* - trumpet, Chris Daniels* -tuba, and Jacob Faucher* - percussion. Students earning placement in Band were: Melissa Andrews, Molly Crowther*, Nate Johnson*, Matthew Phillippo* and Walter Woodward all on clarinet; Becky Kung, Jill McElligott* and Jennifer Zuk* on flute; Christopher Ting and Emily Yu* on alto saxophone; Gregory Blair* on tenor saxophone; Madeline Warner on oboe; Meredith Boehm* on trumpet; Christine Shaver* on horn.

David Condon, Meredith Boehm and Chris Daniels each earned first-chair honors. Band Director Alfred W. Dentino praised the students for their accomplishments. "This represents an outstanding step forward for our ensembles," he said. "Nineteen out of 21 band students who auditioned made it! That's a new record for us."
Ellen Materne is a Party Guest and her daughter Isabel is a Chinese Celebrant in the Commonwealth Ballet Company's performance of The Nutcracker. (Courtesy photo)

Carlisle students named sports all-stars

Congratulations to the Carlisle students who were named all-stars in their sports. In girls cross-country, junior Cassi Knight was named an All-Scholastic athlete by the Boston Globe. Girls cross-country coach at CCHS, Tom Hart, was named Coach of the Year. In football, seniors Steve Bodnar and Sean DeBruzzi were both named Dual County League all-stars. In field hockey, junior Teresa Barton and sophomore Eliza Jacobellis earned Dual County League all-star honors.

CCHS students Winter Carnival will support Darfur Project

The students of Ms. Samantha Fox's international issues class were asked a few weeks ago to choose a global issue they would like to support and raise money for. All three classes unanimously decided to send funds to Darfur, Sudan. The classes' goals are to educate both the school systems and communities of Concord and Carlisle, and to raise money to donate to Oxfam. The students have organized their own bake sales and donations in school, as well as a winter carnival in December at the high school.

The students first did research about the crisis, learning about the history of the conflict as well as the current problems within the country. Although the problem has not been frequently mentioned in the news until this fall, the issue as been going on since winter of 2003. Supported by the Arab-dominated government of Sudan, the local militia group named the Janjaweed has been attacking the black African farmers in the Darfur region of Sudan. About 1.8 million refugees have been moved to concentration camps in Darfur and Chad. Every month 10,000 refugees die due to the violence and poor conditions of the camps. The students have chosen the international organization Oxfam to distribute money to provide safe living conditions for the people in the camps. Oxfam is providing safe drinking water, building latrines, providing hygiene kits, which include soap, clean clothing, a sleeping mat and a wash basin, and providing blankets and material for shelter. All of this helps prevent the spread of disease and make the camps more livable.

Please support the students' efforts to help alleviate the suffering of the victims of violence in Darfur by coming to the winter carnival at Concord-Carlisle High School, December 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The carnival will have games and crafts for the whole family to enjoy. They will be collecting donations and selling t-shirts made by the students. Take some time during this busy season to enjoy some family time and support a worthy cause at the same time.

St. Sebastian's honor roll

The following Carlisle students were on the honor roll for the first quarter 2004-2005 school year at St. Sebastian's School in Needham. Recipients of these academic awards fall into three categories: High Honors, maintains an A- or above in all subjects; Honors With Distinction, maintains a B or above in all subjects; and Honors, maintains a B- or above in all subjects.

• Patrick Brennan, grade 10, high honors
• Thomas Brennan, grade 11, honors
• Michael Burke, grade 9, honors with distinction
• Connor Smith, grade 10, honors with distinction
• Tyler Smith, grade 8, honors with distinction

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito