The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, June 13, 2008

Kasturi Puntambekar

• Kasturi Puntambekar of Hart Farm Road has been learning and mastering the art of Indian classical dance under the patient guidance of Shrimati Jasmine Shah. After many years of rigorous training, the time has finally come to display her talents in front of her proud family and friends at her “Nritya Nipuna,” which literally translates to “expert in dance.”

This Saturday evening, Kasturi will perform several solo dances representing the diverse regions of India, from the traditionally beautiful Bharatnatyam to the vibrant language of music and movement. Kasturi, a recent graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School, will be attending American University in Washington, D.C. this autumn.

• Carlisle resident Annie Halvorsen of Pine Brook Road served on the committee for UNICEF’s 2008 Children’s Champion Award event. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF presented the 2008 Children’s Champion Award to Red Sox star David Ortiz on Monday, June 9, at the Four Seasons Hotel Boston.

The award was presented to Ortiz for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of children in his native Dominican Republic through the David Ortiz Children’s Fund.

Ortiz and his wife Tiffany have helped establish the first full-time, full-service pediatric cardiovascular surgery program in the Dominican Republic.

• The Chin/Griswold family of Hemlock Hill Road, members of the Family Folk Chorale, will celebrate the “Summer Solstice Under the Sun” with a concert at the Waltham Fields, 240 Beaver Street, Waltham, on Saturday, June 21, at 2 p.m. For more information go to the web site,

• Julian Richard Allison of School Street received his diploma from Portsmouth Abbey School, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, on May 25. He was the 2008 football team captain and a member of the varsity football team all four years. Julian was awarded the John M. Hogan football trophy which is given to a member of the graduating class who shows the kind of ability, initiative, dedication and team spirit that distinguished Jack Hogan as an athlete and an alumnus.

Among the distinctions of Portsmouth Abbey’s Class of 2008 is the record number of five graduates who will attend U.S. service academies. Julian will attend West Point’s prep school for a post-graduate year before entering West Point in June 2009.

Fenn School Honor Roll

The Fenn School of Concord announces its Carlisle students on its Honor Roll for the third term.

Hunter Moskowitz–Academic High Honors and Sua Sponte High Honors

Miles Petrie–Academic High Honors and Sua Sponte High Honors
William Golonka–Academic High Honors and Sua Sponte Honors
Edward Cao–Academic High Honors
Matthew Boudreau–Academic Honors and Sua Sponte Honors
Stephen Lerner–Academic High Honors
Alexander Moskowitz–Academic High Honors
Joseph Colman–Academic Honors and Sua Sponte Honors
Jake Oh–Academic Honors
Christian Wesselhoeft–Academic Honors
Alaric Krapf–Sua Sponte High Honors
Steven Anton–Sua Sponte Honors
Griffin Bishop–Sua Sponte Honors

Fenn’s motto, Sua Sponte, means “on one’s own responsibility.” Sua Sponte Honors and High Honors reflect the extent to which a student accepts responsibility for his own learning, based on an assessment of three specific areas: preparation, engagement and conduct.

• Eliza Epstein of Spencer Brook Lane and Aaron Freedman of Hutchins Road graduated from Concord Academy in Concord on Friday, May 30. Epstein will attend Northwestern University and Freedman, Williams College in the fall.

• Tyler Smith of Hartwell Road, a junior at St. Sebastian’s School, received the Harvard Book Award and Gandolfo Award at the end of the year Awards Ceremony

• Kyra Prats of River Road was honored at the Newton Country Day School athletic awards assembly. Prats, a junior on the competitive arts varsity dance team, was voted the Most Valuable Player Award. Varsity Dance competed in New York City for the Champion Dance Nationals and returned with a first place trophy in its jazz division and a “Superior” rating, the highest adjudicated

rating given. Earlier, at the fourth annual Quinnipiac University Cheer and Dance Challenge, the team placed third in the Varsity Jazz High School Division.

Please send us information on your private school and college graduates. The Mosquito will feature graduates in late June.

Our sympathy to . . .

the Hedden family on East Riding Drive on the death of Tom’s mother, Genevieve Hedden, 85, of Madison, Wisconsin, on June 8.

Michael Holland on the death of his father, Frank Holland, 84, of Beverly, Massachusetts on June 8.

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