The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, January 13, 2006


John Mattson to wed Yunan Zhao
Yunan Zhao of Chanchung, China, and John Mattson of Autumn Lane announce their recent engagement, which took place in Beijing this past summer. A wedding is planned for the summer of 2006.

The future bride is the daughter of Dr. Shu Lan Liu and Mr. Yumin Zhao of Chanchung. Ms. Zhao is a graduate of the China University of Petroleum and received her MBA degree from The Frederick Institute in Nicosia, Cyprus. Ms. Zhao is a former petroleum engineer with the Jilin Field Design Insitute of China and is now a tutor of English to students in Chanchung.

Mr. Mattson is a graduate of Dublin School in Dublin, New Hampshire, and of Boston University, where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in sociology. He received his master's degree in counseling from Tufts University and serves as the director of career services and external relations for the Graduate School of Management at Clark University in Worcester. He is the son of Mrs. Ellen Mattson and the late T. William Mattson, of Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

Randy Clark (#3643) of Meadowbrook Road and Matt Fischetti (#3644) of Groton run in the USATF Nationals in December
• The Nitehawks boys bantam (10 and under) cross country running team placed eleventh in the USA Track and Field (USATF) National Championship held Saturday, December 10, at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.

Running over the snow-covered 3k (approximately 1.9 mile) course, the Nitehawks bantam boys were lead by USATF All-American, Max Lachance, age 9 of Lunenburg, finishing in 22nd place in 13:09. He was followed by Scott Brazina, age 10, of Rutland Street (86th/14:16), Eli Bucher, age 9, of Wayland (151st/15:04), Arthur Whitehead, age 10, of Concord (157th/15:10), Matthew Fischetti, age 9, of Groton (193rd/15:54), Randy Clark, age 9, of Meadowbrook Road (194th/15:55) and Anthony Aguirre, age 8, of Lexington (233rd/17:23).

The Nitehawks are actively seeking track and field athletes (boys and girls from age 6 to 18) for the upcoming indoor and outdoor track season. Contact Coach Alex Ivanov at 1-978-505-8318 for further information.

Sarah S. Brophy of West Street is the author of Is Your Museum Grant-Ready?: Assessing Your Organization's Potential for Funding, just published by Altamira Press. The book provides an accessible, step-by-step guide to assessing an organization's readiness for the grant application process, and includes seven real-life examples of institutions that have successfully achieved grant-readiness. One of those examples is the Carlisle Historical Society, where Sarah is a long-time board member. The book is available at

Laura Scholten of Patten Lane was the 2006 Massachusetts District 15 winner in the Voice of Democracy essay contest sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. District 15 includes 24 VFW posts in Middlesex County.


Zane Schweer of School Street (pictured on the right), a 2003 CCHS graduate, places third in the Winston-Salem Fourth Street Criterium bike race. The Criterium is considered to be the most dangerous bike race in North Carolina. Schweer is president of the Wake Forest University cycling team which he established this fall. The new team will be hosting its first ACCC conference bike race at Wake Forest in February.



Carlisle students on Minuteman Honor Roll

Minuteman Regional High School Principal James Amara is pleased to announce that the following students from Carlisle have earned a place on the school's Academic Honor Roll for the First Quarter.

High Honors: Tyler Manoukian of Westford Street and Nicholas Ritchie of Long Ridge Road.

Honors: Reed Lockwood of Lowell Street.

• Congratulations to Jason Louis Drinkwater of Fiske Street, a member of Carlisle Boy Scout Troop 135, on achieving the Eagle Scout honor on December 22, 2005. The Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be attained by Scouts. Only 4% of the youths who join Scouting become Eagle Scouts.

Present to award Jason this honor were Scoutmaster Tony Mariano, William Reed, Robert Stone and members of the Boston Minuteman Council. A formal Eagle Scout ceremony will be held in the spring.

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