Friday, May 13, 2005
• 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
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.
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. (www.oxfamamerica.org)
• 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.
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