The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Carlisle K-3 chess team, winning third place in the Chess Chmpionship on March 30, are pleased to be standing with their trophy on display at the school. Left to right are Matthew Li, Namita Chandra, Rholee Xu, and Steve Li. (Courtesy photo)

Carlisle School’s teams compete successfully in Chess Championship

Carlisle School entered two teams in the 2008 Hurvitz Cup/Massachusetts State Scholastic Team Chess Championship, which was held March 30 at Natick High School. The event was held in four divisions and drew 46 teams, consisting of a total of 195 players, including alternates. The K–6 team (Bobby Li, Lilliana Mottershead, Ryan West and Changming Xu) finished with an even score, taking sixth place out of 15 teams.

In a scene evocative of a Disney movie (“The Mighty Ducks Play Chess?”) the K–3 team (Namita Chandra, Matthew Li, Steve Li and Rholee Xu) defeated the Sage School in the final round to win third place in the primary school division for which they were awarded a sizable trophy. The trophy is to be displayed near the Carlisle School Library. Carlisle’s Chess Club is proud of this excellent performance.

On Saturday, April 12, 75 children (over 30 from Carlisle) poured into the Carlisle School cafeteria and auditorium to have a good time playing chess, kazoos and running around the plaza. Pre-K children through eighth graders came from as far away as Cambridge, Westborough and Groton to participate in Chesstival, the Carlisle Chess Club’s Spring Chess Festival. ∆

Robert Luoma of Palmer Way is to be honored by the Third Middlesex Area Democrats.

Senator John Kerry will speak on the theme “Think Green” at the Third Middlesex Area Democrats annual breakfast at the Best Western Hotel in Waltham on April 26 at 9 a.m. Retiring Senator Pam Resor will be thanked for her work in the Legislature to protect the environment. Activists in each of the towns of the district who have made outstanding efforts to protect the environment will also be honored.

Luoma, who has been active in the Carlisle Climate Action Committee and in the Environmental Action Committee at the First Religious Society, is one of the honorees. Those who would like to attend should contact Cynthia Schweppe, 1-978-369-5738.

Sloane Brazina of Rutland Street, a CCHS freshman and a diver on the CCHS girls swimming team, was named All-Star in the Boston Sunday Globe Winter Sports Awards.

Lawrence Academy students named to winter term honor roll

Michael Hernandez of West Street, a sophomore, received high honors.

Katherine Boudreau of Cross Street and Danielle Pedra of Elizabeth Ridge Road, both sophomores, received honors.

Jackson Forelli of West Street, a freshman, received honors.

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