Friday, March 17, 2006
· In last week's Forum, Penny Zezima talked about the hardiness of some roses that grow on her property and wondered who could have planted them. This week, she reports: "When the paper came out on Friday, I received a phone call from Jean Bates, widow of former Carlisle Police Chief Herb Bates and mother of Connie Metivier of East Street. She had read my piece and wanted to let me know that it was her husband who had planted those hearty bloomers when they first moved into the house on Bedford Road, back in 1949. She was thrilled to know that they still bloomed, year after year, and I invited her to come by some day in June to see them in full flower."
Seventh grade team wins first place and Renaissance Award at Destination Imagination Competition
Last Saturday, four teams from Carlisle participated in the regional Destination Imagination Competition in Andover. The seventh-grade team, coached by Kathy McKinley, came in first for their category and will now compete at the state level on April 1. The fifth-grade team, coached by John and Diane Delgado, came in third place for their Team Challenge.
Destination Imagination is an international program that uses teamwork, critical and creative thinking, project management, research and presentation skills to create a unique solution to a Team Challenge.
The seventh-grade team tackled an architectural design problem. They had to design, build and test two structures made from wood and glue only. One structure had to fit into the other and together, the two structures had to weigh less than 14 grams. The structures would be tested to see how much weight they could hold. The skit needed to center around the life and times of a particular architect. The team chose castle-builder James of St. George as their architect. Their props included a castle and a trebuchet (a catapult). Their structures held over 150 pounds!
The team won the coveted Renaissance Award which is given for outstanding design, engineering, execution and performance. The details of the castle, the design of the trebuchet, the costumes that the boys created, the great amount of humor in their performance along with the integration of the architect's story with that of the castle, were noted as highlights. The judges were thoroughly entertained and enlightened by the performance, as was the audience, which at times went into uncontrollable laughter.
Team members include Curran Wilmot, Tommy Veitch, David Rayson, Ben Parra and Tim Lamere.
The fifth-grade team members who took third place were James Bloomfield, Tristan Wilmot, Anya Kaufman, Justin Delgado, Satchi Davis, Jamie Moore and Connor Wilmot.
The second grade team included Lucas Hickman, Catherine Gladstone, Erika Hedden, Carly Chelton, Max Bohn, Katrina Judicke and Alex Goodisman. The coaches were Walter Hickman and Peg Gladstone.
The team members of first graders and pre-schoolers were Joshua Szczesniak, Brian Szczesniak, Blake Hatch, Ryan West, Ben Richardson, Heather Szczesniak, Jake Hatch, James West and Peter Richardson. The coaches were Nancy Szczesniak and Dawn Hatch.
© 2006 The Carlisle Mosquito