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Friday, October 17, 2008

Student-run Mall Store opens for the year at Lexington’s Minuteman High

Minuteman senior Renee D’Amore of Sudbury writes that Retail Marketing and Banking majors at Minuteman Regional High School in Lexington recently had the annual ribbon-

CUSTOMERS WELCOME AT THE MALL STORE. Students and administrators cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Mall Store at Minuteman Regional High School in Lexington. Left to right are Gregory Young of Boston, Renee D’Amore of Sudbury, Callie Nagle of Chelmsford, Chris Cobuzzi of Lexington, Eteri Gagliardi of Lexington, Merissa Shock of Arlington, Assistant Superintendent/Principal James Laverty, Michelle Pierre of Arlington, Athletic Director John Donato and Jean Robert Orne of Boston. (Courtesy photo)

cutting ceremony in honor of the 2008 grand opening of the school’s student-run Mall Store. Special guests included Assistant Superintendent / Principal James Laverty and Athletic Director John Donato, who said, “It was an honor to be a part of the grand opening of the school store for 2008. It was my pleasure to assist in cutting the ribbon.”

The Minuteman Mall Store welcomed customers and faculty with refreshments and beverages. Everyone had the benefit of viewing this year’s new merchandise. Items that are now available include clocks from Mark Feldstein and Associates, stuffed animals from Mary Meyer, shelf sitters from Dennis East, salt and pepper shakers from Mr. Dudley Inc., as well as products from over 40 other companies.

The Mall Store is affiliated with Retail Marketing and Banking within the Business and Information Technology Cluster at Minuteman. The success of the students in this program was also demonstrated by their award-winning performance in the Massachusetts School Bank Association annual competition and DECA, an international organization for students in marketing, management and related fields.

The Mall Store is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cash, checks, MasterCard and VISA are gladly accepted. For more information, call 1-781-828-5800, ext. 271.

AP Scholar Awards

Forty-one students at Concord-Carlisle High School (CCHS) have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on AP exams. The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program provides motivated and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both for successful performance on the AP Exams.

About 18% of the 1.6 million students who took AP Exams performed at a suffifiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award. The College Board recognizes several levels of achievement based on students performance on AP exams and the number of exams taken.

CCHS recipients from the class of 2008 (Carlisle students in bold) are:

AP Scholar with Distinction for excelling on five or more exams; Joanne Chong, Keith Duffy, Allison Kustin, Elizabeth Lebling, Curtis Morrill, Andras Pikler, Samantha Van Putten, Stephan Wu and Elizabeth Yates;

AP Scholar with Honor for excelling on four or more exams; Armon Ayandeh, Bianca Dragone, Brittant Fay, William Hisey, Zachary Lou, Samuel McGowen, Ryan Miller, Felisha Patel, Alison Quinn, Rebecca Quint, Alice Tattersall and Rebecca Zhu;

AP Scholar for excelling in three or more exams; Alexander Allewell, Cassandra Angelakis, Louisa Berger, Samuel Eisenstat, Lucy Fyler, Linley Gerber, Katrina Goulden, Audrey Gourlie, Erica Haas, Emily Holzman, Eric Johnson, Jasleen Kaur, Thomas Krueger, Michael Mandrioli, Katherine Ostrowski, Sebastian Rogers, Ivan Soto-Wright and Harold Zyskind.

Students in the CCHS class of 2009 who received the AP Scholar Award are Sinead O’Brien and Paul O’Neil.

Carlisle resident Kyra Prats, a senior at Newton Country Day School, also earned the AP Scholar Award.

Fire Department to hold open house October 25

The Carlisle Fire Department and the Carlisle Firefighters Relief Association would like to invite you all to their annual open house on Saturday, October 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Fire Station. The Safe House and fire extinguisher demonstration will be back again this year, along with goodies and information for you and your children. Come join in, and help squirt the fire hoses. For information, contact Kevin Brown at


Swap Shed Alert

Yesterday, October 16, Channel 5’s Chronicle aired a piece on Carlisle’s swap shed and the uses that our residents here find for those treasures. Ron Kmiec was interviewed as he revealed how he and his wife Leslie have adorned their home with items they discovered and revived with their imagination.

Let’s hope the Transfer Station workers check carefully for those stickers that are affixed to the left front bumpers by Carlisle residents. We want to keep those treasures for ourselves.

• Tonight, October 17, Fox 25 News is featuring Westford Academy on High School Friday. They will have some live coverage of the football game in which Westford will be hosting Concord-Carlisle.

• Alexandra Byer of South Street was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2008 semester of The Johns Hopkins University. Byer, who is majoring in film and media studies, will graduate in May 2011.


Carlisle youth perform in Willy Wonka

Concord Youth Theatre’s talented cast of young actors presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory on October 17, 18, 24 and 25 at Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, 40 Stow Street, Concord. Friday performances are at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday performances are art 2:30 and 7 p.m.

Carlisle cast members include Kate Belanger, Lowell Hutchinson and Miles Petrie.

Tickets for Willy Wonka are $15 and $10 depending on seat location. Advance ticket purchases may be made online at or by calling the CYT box office at 1-978-371-1482, x1. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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