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Friday, June 29, 2007

Carlisle's new Eagle Scouts are (left to right) Tim Galligan, David Tobin, Peter Stone, Evan Carpenito, Oliver Bojanic and Basil Bourque (Photo by Ellen Huber)


Courtney Davis Kalkstein

Andrea and Bart Kalkstein of Cross Street happily announce the birth of their daughter, Courtney Davis Kalkstein, on June 23. Also happy to meet Courtney are big sister Suzanne, big brother Sam, other big sister Maggie, grandparents Paul & Marnie Kalkstein of Arrowsic, Maine, and grandparents Charles & Zsuzsa Huebner of Budapest, Hungary.

• Film director Hilary Weisman Graham, daughter of JoAnne Deitch and step-daughter of Ken Deitch of Laurelwood Drive, is one of 12 remaining finalists on Fox's reality TV show, "On the Lot." The show, co-produced by Steven Spielberg and Mark Burnett, is a competition for the next great young film director. Twelve thousand contestants worldwide entered the competition on the Internet by submitting a 1 to 3-minute film in any genre. Spielberg himself reviewed 200 of those selected by judges and chose the 50 finalists. Graham has been competing every Tuesday night on Fox TV since May. The show airs from 8 to 9 p.m. with toll-free voting following. Fans are encouraged to vote as often as they wish, and each week, the contestant with the fewest votes is eliminated.

Raised in Chelmsford, Graham showed an early interest in both theatre and photography. After graduating from Chelmsford High School, she attended Boston University, where she majored in film.

Graham now lives in Francestown, New Hampshire, with her husband Andy and their son, Henry. The winner of this competition will get a million-dollar film contract with Spielberg at DreamWorks in Hollywood. Graham is the only competitor from New England.

Maya Gupta of Ledgeways has been named to the Dean's List for her junior year at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a Benjamin Franklin Scholar with a double major in classical studies and PPE (philosophy, politics and economics). For her senior year, she will be studying classics at the University of Oxford, U.K.

This summer Maya will join the Mt. Lykaion Excavation and Survey Project team in Arcadia, Greece, on an archaeological dig. She will help excavate the sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Lykaion which dates from as early as the late seventh century B.C.

Nora Carr of Sunset Road graduated from New York University on May 10, earning a bachelor of arts degree magna cum laude. She received a Founders' Day Award from NYU in recognition of her academic achievement.

Kyra Prats of River Road was honored at the 127th Prize Day ceremonies at Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. Prats, a sophomore, received a Red Ribbon for earning a grade average of B+ and above with no grade below a B-.

Jacquelyn Malis of Tophet Road graduated June 7 from the eighth grade of Nashoba Brooks School of Concord.

Carolyn Berry Copp of Craigie Circle has been appointed director of development at Indian Hill Music in Littleton. She will be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive development program for the organization, including managing the Annual Fund, Endowment, planned giving programs, and other fundraising initiatives.Well-known throughout Greater Boston as an arts administrator and marketing consultant, Copp was executive director of the Boston Classical Orchestra since 2004. Copp has served for three years on the Carlisle Cultural Council and the Carlisle School Association's Cultural Enrichment Committee. She is active in the music program at The First Parish in Concord.

She resides in Carlisle with her husband Barry, a retired math teacher, and daughter Charlotte.Through its music education and performance programs, Indian Hill Music gives the gift of music to people of all ages and abilities.

Erin Dow of Bingham Road graduated from UMass Dartmouth with a bachelor of science degree in marketing.

• Two Carlisle students were among 100 graduates from Lawrence Academy— Emily Arnow of East Street and Priyanka Singhal of Kimball Road. Arnow will attend the University of Vermont in the fall. Singhal will attend New York University.

Former Carlisle teacher Gerry Madigan congratulates new Eagle Scout Tim Galligan at the reception after the ceremony. (Photo by Ellen Huber)
• On Sunday, June 24, in Corey Auditorium, six new Eagle Scouts from Carlisle's Boy Scout Troop 135 were honored at the Eagle Scout Court of Honor. Before a large crowd which included their families, friends, other Scouts from the troop, and previously inducted Eagle Scouts, the young men received the Boy Scouts of America's highest honor. Among those in attendance was former Carlisle fourth- grade teacher Gerry Madigan who had come back to Carlisle to honor some of her former students.

AIRMEN RECEIVE HEROES' WELCOME. A welcome-home ceremony was held at Hanscom Air Force Base on June 22 for 60 airmen returning home from six months deployment. Concord-Carlisle High School cheerleaders were among those at the celebration. (Photo by Nancy Roberts)

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