The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, May 13, 2005

Honoring Sean DeBruzzi, left to right are: football alum Bob Gray, head coach Tom Dalicandro, assistant coach Tom Keller, Junior Class teammate Josh Sinclair, Sean, assistant coach A. J. Loprete, and next year's CCHS football coach Dick Kerr. (Courtesy photo)

Sean DeBruzzi of Autumn Lane, a CCHS senior, was selected as one of 22 secondary school scholar-athletes to be honored at the 30th Annual Banquet of the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the National Football Foundation, held Monday night, May 9. Those selected come from over 200 public, parochial and private schools in the area. DeBruzzi was recommended for the award by his principal, guidance counselor and football coach.

DeBruzzi, a high honor roll student, won eight varsity letters throughout his high school career. He participated in football, swimming and lacrosse and was a four-time Dual County League all-star. He was captain of the varsity swimming team and co-captain of the varsity lacrosse team. In the fall, DeBruzzi will be a freshman at the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado.

John Huehnergard of Long Ridge Road, professor of Semitic Philology at Harvard University, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2005-2006. The Guggenheim Foundation gives the Fellowships each year to 180 scholars and artists to give them time for research and to be creative. Huehnergard will take a year's sabbatical from Harvard and use the grant to write a book on the history of the Hebrew language.

Peg Palmer of Concord Street delivered a keynote presentation to the National Plastics Engineering meeting at the Hynes Convention Center on May 3. In addition to Peg, the three keynote speakers were Bob Langer of MIT, Jim Tobin of Boston Scientific and Mike Szycher of Cardiotech International. Peg founded Surface Solutions in 1995 to license coating technologies for medical devices.

• Last fall Patrick Offenheiser (left) took an International Relations class at Concord-Carlisle High School and the teacher asked the class to pick a special interest topic for the term, in addition to the regular class materials. The class picked Sudan and Darfur and had a lot of bake sales at the high school as well as collection cans around Concord businesses.

Offenheiser chose to organize the Darfur Benefit Concert at the Hunt Gym in Concord on Friday night, where the musical groups The Retrogrades, Cyanide Valentine, The Howl, The Charms, The Good North and Baby Strange performed. All proceeds from the evening's concert will go to Oxfam America's programs to help the refugees in Darfur. (


• Carlisle figure skaters Vera Hanson of Laurelwood Drive (above left) and Lauren Pauplis of Estabrook Road (above right) will be performing in the Ice Skating Institute's Ice Magic Show on June 4 at 4 p.m. and June 5 at 2 p.m. The theme of this year's show is "Skating for a Living," and will take place at Nashoba Valley Olympia in Boxboro. Come and support your local skaters.

2005 The Carlisle Mosquito