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Named Funds (A-M)


(2017-18 Recipient: Tyra Westbrook)

Our peer, Abdirauf Abdullahi graduated from Concord Carlisle High School in 2006. He successfully completed high school, received a full scholarship to college, and was shot and killed in a case of mistaken identity two months before starting his first semester. He was the son of Somalian refugees, and an exemplary METCO student who had taken advantage of the Concord Carlisle education to catapult himself into success.

The CC METCO director in office at the time of Abby's death reflected that "Abby was peace-loving, and a quiet leader." Abby pulled himself up by his bootstraps through recognizing that the bus he took to school every day would not guarantee him a college education and a prosperous future. He knew that constant study, sweat on the basketball court, and help when needed were his keys to success.

We want to inspire current METCO students to take advantage of the opportunities offered to them by combining hard work ethic with community involvement, aspiration, and everyday activism.

(2017-18 Recipient:Maxwell Morgan)

This fund was established by the family and friends of William W. (Bill) Anderson after his death in 1992. A lifelong resident of Concord, Bill graduated from Concord High School in 1942, where he played football and ran track, wrote the class poem, and was selected as the most-talented member of his class. He was the first Concord boy to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout and in his honor the town held a "Billy Anderson Night." He served as a Marine pilot in both World War II and the Korean Conflict, and was a civilian member of the Marine Corps Reserve. After the War, Bill married and pursued his life's calling: photography. For many years, Bill shot weddings and portraits, took aerial photographs of Concord, and was the proprietor of Anderson Photo on the Mill Dam in Concord. Always devoted to his alma mater, Bill was one of many Anderson graduates of that institution, as were his parents, Leslie and Esther, his wife, Mary, all four of his children, and four of his grandchildren. The Fund honors his life work and his devotion to Concord.

(2017-18 Recipient: Jessica Chin)

This fund was established by the family, friends, former co-workers, and students of Janet Babb, a business teacher at CCHS for 27 years before retiring in 1982. All remember "Mrs. Babb" for her many fine qualities: quick smile and generous laugh, outgoing personality, genuine interest in her students and love of teaching. Mrs. Babb taught her many students the useful skills of typing, shorthand, basic accounting, and business management. CCHS provided her two daughters with an excellent education. The Concord-Carlisle graduating class of 1962 dedicated their yearbook to Janet and in it wrote the following, "To Mrs. Babb, for her loyalty and helpfulness to each of us, for her undying and selfless energies and patience,...for he outgoing personality and sincere friendliness, for her answers to our problems and questions, and for her everlasting thoughtfulness, kind attentions, and sympathetic ear which we have so much appreciated and cherished...". This scholarship will be awarded to a student who desires to further their education in business administration.

(2017-18 Recipient: Charisse Stakutis)

The Bean Family Scholarship Fund was established in 2008 following the death of Cathie Bean, one of the 4 daughters, of Cliff and Dorrie Bean of Concord, all of whom graduated from Concord-Carlisle High School in the 1970's. It was created in the spirit of respect for the educators at Concord-Carlisle High School and their ability to encourage and guide students towards their full achievement during the high school experience, including academics, civic responsibility, athletic participation, artistic skills, and ambition to succeed in further education and to give back to their community or to the world community. This scholarship has no restrictions beyond the general prerequisites for The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle awards.

(2017-18 Recipient: Ismael Cisse)

This fund has been established by the family and friends of Trudy Biernson, long-time Concord music educator, performer, and enthusiastic promoter of the performing arts. A complete description of this memorial fund will be posted soon.

(2017-18 Recipient: Abigail Yamartino)

The Kay Chambers Scholarship fund was established by Kay’s loved ones to honor her many devoted years as a guidance counselor and department chair at CCHS.

Kay was born into a close-knit farming family in central Illinois, where she acquired the strong Midwestern values that shaped her character and served her well throughout life.

She was educated at Illinois State University, taught high school English in the Chicago area for a time and then applied for graduate school at Boston University. When her application was denied, she jumped into her car, drove 1,000 miles to Boston, walked into the admissions office at BU and explained why she was qualified to study there. She was accepted on the spot!

After completing her graduate work, Kay settled in the Boston area and spent the next 30 years guiding and mentoring the students of CCHS and working with her colleagues to create the finest possible educational environment. Kay’s knowledge, compassion and interpersonal skills made her an outstanding and well-loved counselor. Those same qualities made her an excellent and highly respected department chair for four years.

Kay retired in 2005 but continued to volunteer her time at the high school for several more years. She moved to Arizona in 2013 with her partner Alan Silverman, where she enjoys gardening, long walks and socializing with neighbors, family and friends.

The Kay Chambers Scholarship is to be awarded annually to a deserving student. It is hoped that recipients of this scholarship will be inspired by Kay’s example of professionalism and service and her passion for helping others

(2017-18 Recipient: William Palmer)

The Eleanor Winstanley Childs’ Memorial Scholarship Fund has been initiated by her family and friends to honor and commemorate Eleanor’s life.

Eleanor Winstanley Childs was born in Cleveland Ohio in 1917. Her passion was centered on education and sports. While attending West Tech High School in Cleveland, she was the first female athlete to receive a varsity letter on the men’s varsity track team as a sprinter. Later in life she became a suburb golfer and won numerous championships both locally and at the state level. She also was able to “shoot her age” frequently. The first time Eleanor accomplished this goal was at age 72.

Eleanor worked for the Parma Public School System for 35 years and retired in 1965. She enjoyed being with all the students and would entertain us all with the stories of what the students were doing that day.

This scholarship fund is established to aid students interested in advancing their education and who: (1) possess a good academic record; (2) have demonstrated strong athletic performance; and (3) who have established a strong work ethic.


The Concord-Carlisle High School Class of 1962 established this scholarship in honor of their principal, John F. Donovan who was principal of Concord and the Concord-Carlisle High School from 1949-1971, having come to Concord H.S. as vice principal after serving in World War II. He thought of his role of principal as being the teacher of teachers, making sure the school staff each had what they needed to serve each and every student. He made it his primary task to serve the well-being of the students as people and as learners. Some f the students referred to him as "Jolly Jack" for his dependable good humor, sympathy, and kindness. John F. Donovan was a constant presence in the life of the school, the students, their parents, and their teachers, among whom he had many friends and admirers.


The Concord and Carlisle Authors Scholarship is a new Named Fund authorized by the CCSF board in the spring of 2013. The fund recognizes the contributions to the community made by the scores of prominent authors that live in Concord and Carlisle, and the cultural enrichment their work brings to the towns. Donations to the fund will be used to offer a post-secondary scholarship to a student or students from the two towns who exhibit a passion for literature or writing and want to continue the study of literary arts.

(2017-18 Recipient: Tyra Westbrook)

(2017-18 Recipient: Lea Guertin)

(2017-18 Recipient: Alyssa Cucinotta)

The Concord Women's Club, after 113 years of existence in Concord, joined the Concord Women's Club to form a new organization known as The United Women's Club of Concord. The Concord Women's club has been an active participant in The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle program for decades. During that time they have given multiple scholarships to deserving high school seniors. It is with this rich history in mind that the Concord Women's Club has established The Concord Women's Club/Ruth Bullerwell Scholarship Fund.

Ruth Bullerwell was a long time resident of Concord. Born in 1917, she saw many changes come to the town and was always a supporter of the young people in our community. Ruth was the treasurer of the Concord Women's Club for many years; a founder of the Tri-Con Gift Shop in Concord Center and The Apparel Shop on Main Street; and an active participant in many organizations in town. When Ruth passed away in 2006, she left items to the Concord Women's Club to be sold and the proceeds to go to the club's scholarship efforts. These items indicated her interest in birds, nature, animals, arts and crafts. She was loved by neighbors, friends and family alike. She especially loved children and they responded to her.

With the sale of Ruth's belongings and other donations given in her honor, the club wishes to set up a permanent fund so that monies will be available for future generations of CCHS students. Gifts are most welcome and should be issued to The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle and mailed The Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 217, Concord MA 01742-0217, with a note requesting that they be credited to The Concord Women's Club/Ruth Bullerwell Scholarship Fund.

(2017-18 Recipient: Cady Sanderson)

Mary Connorton was the last surviving member of a longtime Concord family. She was an employee of the town of Concord, and when she died in 1988, at nearly ninety, she left her entire estate to various charities, including the Scholarship Fund. The Fund is honored to have established this memorial in her honor and that of her family.

(2017-18 Recipient: Jessica Chin)

The Guido S. D’Asti Memorial Scholarship was established by the children of Guido D’Asti to honor his life and memory. Guido was born in Italy and came to the United States at the age of 15 years and 10 months.  He was a hard worker and an intelligent man who taught himself business and investing with which he became quite successful. It is his children’s wish that this scholarship be awarded to a recipient who is interested in a career in business and/or finance and has demonstrated a strong work ethic. Two of his grand-children had an excellent education at CCHS that prepared them well for college.  Guido would be pleased to know that this scholarship will be awarded in perpetuity to a member of the Concord or Carlisle community who shares his interests and his strong work ethic.


(2017-18 Recipient: Catherine Goode)

The Clair Day Memorial Scholarship Fund was established by Clair's family to honor the life of Clair Day. Clair touched the hearts of many people in and out of CCHS. Clair is remembered as a kind friend who always helped others. Clair expressed her love of the arts through ceramics, painting, writing, music and playing her beloved piano. She was also a dedicated student who received many awards from CCHS' English, social studies, and biology departments and was honored with High Honor Roll for three years. Clair's passion for community service inspired many others through her work with the Teen Buddies CCHS program, Emerson Umbrella Center for the Arts, DeCordova Museum, Outpatient Rehabilitation Center, and Emerson Hospital. One friend remembered Clair by telling her, "You were an amazing person and one of the most generous, caring people I've ever met."

Clair's parents, Michelle and Anju and her brother Timothy, have established the Clair Day Memorial Scholarship Fund to commemorate her enthusiasm for community service and her devotion to learning and arts.  It is the Day family's sincere hope that Clair's kindness, humility, loving nature, and commitment will continue to be recognized and remembered by awarding an annual scholarship and that her qualities will be honored and reflected in all recipients of this award.

(2017-18 Recipient: William Palmer)

Charles William Dee, Sr. was born in Concord, Massachusetts on November 11, 1923, the first son of five children born to Agnes C. O’Dowd Dee and James H. Dee. A third generation Concordian, he was a descendant of industrious, hardworking Irish immigrants who came to Concord by way of Charlestown and Lincoln in search of good farmland. Charlie grew up working on his grandfather’s asparagus farm on Bedford Street, and to earn extra money he and friends gave tours of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery on weekends.


Directly after graduating from Concord High School where he had co-captained the 1942 football team under Coach Bernie Megan, Charlie enlisted in the WWII Army Air Corps and was stationed with the Eighth Air Force in Northampton, England. His 442nd Bomb Group, known as the “Carpetbaggers,” aided the French resistance in their fight for liberation, and their unit was later awarded the “Croix de Guerre” medal for acts of heroism.

Upon returning from his overseas service, he attended and graduated from the New England Institute of Anatomy and, following family tradition, joined the Dee Funeral Home as a third generation funeral director in Concord.

Charlie met and subsequently married Nancy Sealey, a graduate of Burdett Business School in Boston. Married for 57 years, they shared a tremendous sense of family, faith, humor and civic responsibility. Nancy worked alongside Charlie as secretary for the Dee Funeral Home from 1947 until her retirement. They were a great team, serving families from Concord and surrounding towns.

Nancy and Charlie continued throughout their lives their active involvement in church and local civic groups such as Knights of Columbus, Sodality, Rotary, Concord Musketaquid and Rod & Gun clubs, and the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Committee. They were life members of the Concord Antiquarian Museum and charter members of the Thoreau Foundation and Lyceum.  Charlie served as Sealer of Weights and Measures for the Town of Concord and Veterans Agent, initiating the tradition of placing 13 star flags on the graves of Revolutionary War soldiers in Concord.

Charlie and Nancy received Concord’s highest honor as they were named the Town’s Honored Citizens in 1998, a tribute they accepted with humble appreciation and gratitude. Nancy died in 2004; Charlie died in 2012. They rest in peace in their beloved Concord in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

(2017-18 Recipient: Hanna Korhonen)


Dr. Joan E. McHugh Dee, Ed.D. , grew up in Newton and graduated from Newton High School in 1951.  She met her future husband, Dr. Norman E. Dee, Ed.D., at a skating rink in Waltham during the early 1950’s.   Norman was a lifelong Concord resident having graduated from Concord High School in 1947, where he was Captain of the varsity basketball team.

 They married in 1957 and made their home in Concord.  They both worked as educators through out their lives. They may have been the first married couple to work in the Concord Public Schools; Norman taught 4th grade and Joan taught 3rd grade.

 In 1956, Joan graduated from Framingham State College with a Bachelor of Science degree. In 1959, she received a Master’s of Education from Boston University and in 1972 she received her Ed.D. in Educational Administration a Boston University School of Education.

 From 1956 to 1961, Joan worked as a teacher in the Natick Public Schools and from 1961 to 1970, she was a teacher in the Concord Public Schools. In 1971 she began her first job at BU as Assistant to the Dean.  For the following four decades, beginning in 1973, she continued to serve at Boston University as Associate Dean of the School of Education.  She retired from Boston University in 2011. 

 In 1956, Norman graduated from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Elementary Education.   In 1959, he received a Master in Education from Boston University, in 1962, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies from Boston University, and in 1970, his Ed.D. in Elementary School Science at Boston University. 

 From 1956 until 1965, Norman was a teacher in the Concord Public Schools.  He began his career at Lesley College as an Adjunct Instructor in 1965 and moved through the ranks (Instructor, 1968-1969, Assistant Professor, 1970-1977) until his retirement as Associate Professor. In 2002, he became Professor Emeritus at Lesley College. He also served as President of the Concord Teachers Association and President of Phi Delta Kappa, Boston University Chapter.

Joan and Norman were the first of both of their families to go on to higher education.  They felt that their education was a privilege and that they should set an example to the children in the Dee and McHugh families.  They were devoted to their Catholic faith.  Joan enjoyed collecting antiques and Norman was a Civil War buff.  They traveled to Gettysburg and antiqued throughout New England. 

(2017-18 Recipient: Angela Ortiz)

elaine_fund.jpgIn Honor of Elaine DiCicco (Secretary, CCSF Board of Trustees) - By Ed and Maybeth Sonn Our three children, Paul '84, Kathryn '86, and Eugene '91, all had exceptional experiences at CCHS... experiences that prepared them well for college and beyond. The course offerings and faculty were top notch. As parents we became very much aware of the tireless care, love, and dedication which Elaine DiCicco put into her life as Principal of CCHS for 25 years. She responded effectively and creatively to the challenges of the job and to concerns raised by parents, students, and teachers. When we heard that Elaine would be retiring we wanted to honor her with a scholarship in her name as a continuing recognition for all she did for the students of CCHS. We are pleased that 175 other families have joined us as donors to The Elaine DiCicco Scholarship Fund which has already provided assistance to two college-bound students from our community. Supporting the youth of our towns who need financial help to realize their dreams is a fitting, ongoing tribute to Elaine. We can all be proud of it. We hope that many more families will consider making a gift to this worthwhile fund.

(2017-18 Recipient: Catherine Goode)

The John B. Finigan Memorial Scholarship Fund has been initiated by his family and friends to honor and commemorate John Finigan's life and the many contributions that he made to his community.

John Finigan was born in Concord in 1922. He lived his entire life in the Town of Concord, with the exception of the years he spent in the Army during WWII, and he exemplified a spirit of community participation and leadership throughout his life. John served the Town of Concord on many committees, including the Finance Committee and the Board of Selectman; he chaired the 1975 Bicentennial Celebration Committee; and he was named Concord's Honored Citizen in 1999. He participated in oral history projects for the National Park Service and the Concord Free Public Library, and he always enjoyed talking with Concord students to share his memories of Concord. He was proud to tell anyone who would listen that he was a product of the Concord Public Schools.

Award preference will be given to
Concord graduates who have demonstrated a commitment to community service, positive peer leadership, and to those who have excelled in Junior State, the CCHS equivalent of the debate team.

(2017-18 Recipient: Sonja Korhonen)

Named in honor of CCHS science teacher, Wilson Flight (Former CCSF Trustee), this fund endowed by a grant from The George and Roberta Berry Supporting Organization, will provide an annual scholarship of $4,000 in perpetuity.

Born in Everett, Massachusetts, Mr. Flight spent his formative years in Newfoundland, Canada before returning to Everett where he graduated from high school. He graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Geology. He then earned an M.S in Geological Oceanography at the University of New Hampshire and an M.B.A. at Rivier College in Nashua, NH.

Mr. Flight came to CCHS in 1978 after teaching for five years at the Concord Middle School. During his tenure at CCHS he taught Physical Science, Chemistry, and Physics. Most notably, however, he taught Earth Science, which he introduced in his first year at the high school. In 1992, Mr. Flight was a Finalist for the Massachusetts Teacher of the Year and he was recognized by the Geological Society of America as one of the Outstanding Earth Science Educators in the United States. In 1993, he received the National Science Foundation's Presidential Award in the Teaching of Science. In 1995, he received Northeastern University's Distinguished Graduate Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Tandy Award for the Innovative use of Technology in the classroom, and he was recognized by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most creative minds in education in America. By the time he retired from full time teaching in 2004 the Earth Science program he had introduced had grown to 12 classes.

Mr. Flight firmly believed that the best way for students to learn Geology and Environmental Science was to get on site and directly view and experience the subject matter being studied. To that end, he led students on field trips to the Canadian Rockies, the American Southwest, Iceland, Africa, and Japan. Once a month for over 25 years, Mr. Flight would take groups of students hiking, snowshoeing, backpacking, mountain biking, camping, sailing, kayaking, and rafting to every corner of Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. He would often be joined on these expeditions by his family and many colleagues who would chaperone and prepare meals. For many years Mr. Flight also co-owned and operated the Down East Outdoor Education School, a non-profit venture based in Maine that provided educational trips during the summer for high school students. These trips provided a comprehensive understanding of the geology, history, and archaeology of the area.

He also served for three years as a Trustee of The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle.

(2017-18 Recipient: Lea Guertin)

Miss Essie Golden of Concord, a businesswoman and an environmental activist who was instrumental in the purchase of the Swamp Brook land by the Concord Natural Resources Commission, left a generous bequest to the Scholarship Fund upon her death in 1990. One or more students is aided each year through her generosity.

(2017-18 Recipient: Johanna Murphy)

GrayRobert.web.jpgBobby Gray was a constant presence at Concord High School (CHS) and Concord Carlisle Regional High School (CCHS) sports teams' games since his graduation from CHS in 1957. His passion for the high school athletic teams manifested itself in many ways:

• His attendance at most games of significance, regardless of the venue.
• His Rain Man-like ability to recall the minutest piece of CHS/CCHS minutiae.
• His ode to Bernie Megin entitled "Concord High School Football 1946-1952: A Success Story" (Copyright 1988).
• The countless people he touched by his care, concern, and interest.

The Friends of Concord-Carlisle Football, Inc., included the following testimonial in their 2005 program booklet:

"Bobby Gray was not only the biggest fan of CCHS sports, but he was also an active and involved member of our organization. Bobby attended almost every Board of Directors meeting since 1997. He was there to make sure that the "kids always came first" in everything we did. He was our guiding light. Bobby spoke fondly of his high school playing days and he wanted to do what he could to see that today's young athletes had similar or better experiences. Thank you, Bobby, for being there to guide us. We will miss you more than words can express."

(2017-18 Recipient: Morgan Nicholas)

Margaret Haggerty of Concord bequeathed her entire estate to the Scholarship Fund in 1991. In the 1840s, her grandfather, Patrick Haggerty, was one of the first people of Irish ancestory to settle in Concord, and Miss Haggerty was eager to leave a memorial to her family. The fund enables four or more students to receive scholarships each year.

(2017-18 Recipient: Han Lee)

The Wells A. Hall Memorial Scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Concord-Carlisle High School in honor of Mr. Hall who, for 31 years, was Superintendent of Schools in Concord, Massachusetts. The scholarship is given to a senior who has met all, or most, of the following guidelines: has been a good student, has participated in interscholastic athletics, has shown evidence of interest in Concord-Carlisle civic affairs, has embodied some or all of Mr. Hall's personal qualities of intellectual honesty, leadership, pragmatic idealism and has lived his or her life in ac­cordance with Mr. Hall's personal motto, "live with due regard for the rights of others"

Wells Albert Hall was born in Bennington, Vermont in 1877. He attended Brockton High School in Massachusetts and was graduated from Brown University in 1904 where he was a lineman on the varsity football team. He later received a Masters Degree from Harvard University. He moved to Concord in 1906 to teach chemistry, coach football and to act as sub-master of Concord High School. In 1907, he was elected to the position of Superintendent of Schools and carried out those duties until shortly before his death in 1938.

During his lifetime, Mr. Hall gained nation-wide acclaim as a progressive, sound educator. He combined this lifelong interest in academics with the ability of a strong, capable business executive. Together, these qualities enabled him to build and maintain a first-rate educational system for the town of Concord.

Shortly after Mr. Hall's death, one of his fellow educators wrote:

"He was one of the men engaged in the work of education who gave evidence in his daily life of the very highest ideas of public service. His devotion to the interests of the students was unfailing. He has left an impression, not only on the schools of Concord, but also on those of the State, that will be lasting."

This scholarship has been established by the Hall and Monaghan families in memory of Wells A. Hall in order to help perpetuate both the ideals for which he stood and the admiration which he had for the town of Concord and its students.

(2017-18 Recipient: Ismael Cisse)

The Anthony Halls-Keenan Smith Scholarship Fund has been permanently endowed by Concord-Carlisle High School alumnus Sam Presti (Prestigiacomo), the current Vice President & General Manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder NBA basketball team. Presti funded this scholarship to honor his close high school friends, Anthony Halls and Keenan Smith, who were participants in the METCO program at CCHS and who had a tremendous influence on his life. In particular, Hall's and Smith's work ethic, both athletic and academic, inspired Presti. The Halls-Smith Scholarship will recognize CCHS METCO graduating seniors who: (1) possess good academic and attendance records; and (2) who have demonstrated a strong athletic performance.

(2017-18 Recipient: Johanna Murphy)


Tom Hart taught in the English Department at CCHS from 1985 until 2010. An expert  in American literature, he reveled in teaching students the American classics, with his  favorites including The Scarlet Letter, My Antonia, and The Great Gatsby. A lifelong reader of Thoreau, he agreed with Concord’s philosopher that “to affect the quality of the day” was “the highest of arts.”

Mr. Hart also coached the Girls’ Cross Country team for sixteen years, during which the team reached the State championships many times, finishing 4th in 2003 and 2nd in 2004: he was named Boston Globe Coach of the Year in 2004. Himself a lifelong runner and marathoner, Mr. Hart enjoyed coaching the cross-country team not only for the challenges of competition but because he saw cross-country running as one of the friendliest of sports, exhorting his athletes always to obey two rules: Have Fun, and Make Friends.

Tom Hart participated in all aspects of life at CCHS, from serving as class advisor, to attending a myriad of sporting events, to acting in the faculty show and serving on the Concord-Carlisle Teachers’ Association negotiating committee. But he was best known for his dedication to his students and athletes, for his support of their strengths, and his ability to help them progress in areas in which they needed encouragement. He brought vivacity and a sense of humor to his decades of teaching, affecting positively “the quality of the day” for many, many people.

The Thomas Hart Memorial scholarship will be given with a preference for young women who demonstrate enthusiasm for cross-country running, scholarship, good humor, and friendship.

(2017-18 Recipient: Hugh Schmidt)

The Christopher Hentchel WIQH Scholarship was created by his friends and family in memory of Christopher W. Hentchel, a member of the Concord-Carlisle High School Class of 2008 who died April 4, 2008, in a car accident only ten minutes from home. He was born at home in Concord on December 19, 1989, the son of Melody A. Orfei and David P. Hentchel, and the brother of Shaun Hentchel (Minuteman Class of 2006) and Dylan Hentchel (Minuteman Class of 2012). He attended public schools in Concord.
Chris' friends were engaged by his creative humor, warmed by his tendency to make everyone he touched feel accepted, and appreciative of his deep understanding of academic and real-world ideas. Chris was an energetic contributor to -- and talented announcer at -- WIQH, CCHS's student radio station, and loved music nearly as much as he loved people. He is deeply missed by all who knew him.

Chris had been accepted to several colleges, planning a dual major in communications and psychology, and it is our wish that future CCHS students have the higher education opportunity he missed. To that end, the Christopher Hentchel WIQH Scholarship  is awarded based on financial need to a CCHS senior or graduate -- with preference given to those who participated in WIQH---planning to pursue study in the field of communications. If no otherwise qualified applicant plans to study communications, then the scholarship shall be awarded to an applicant aspiring to study psychology or, failing that, to any CCHS student deemed appropriate by The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle.

We know that Chris would take great satisfaction in the knowledge that his legacy is helping another CCHS student to pursue dreams that they both shared.

(2017-18 Recipient: Hanna Korhonen)



Tama and Jiro Ishihara are U.S. citizens of Japanese descent who, with their families, were interned in camps in this country during World War II. The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 was passed to compensate the surviving former internees $20,000 each for this wrongful internment. With this money, the Ishiharas established The Seitaro & Shina Ishihara and The Tameji & Chiyo Yoshimura Funds. These scholarships in their parents' names help deserving students continue their education and educate the public in perpetuity about this action which was taken without due process of law and in violation of the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. Since 1991, The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle has been able to award several scholarships each year and to tell this story as a result of the Ishiharas' generosity. (See The Tama Ishihara Memorial Scholarship Fund below.)

(2017-18 Recipient: Deedy Chang)

The Trustees of The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle are pleased to announce that Jiro (Jiggs) Ishihara of Concord has established a Named Fund in his wife's honor. Tama, who died April 25, 2005, was a valued member of The Scholarship Fund Board of Trustees from 1991 to 2000 and continued her work as a Fund volunteer until her passing. In 1988 Jiggs and Tama established two Named Funds in honor of their parents, Seitaro & Shina Ishihara and Tameji & Chiyo Yoshimura, who, along with all persons of Japanese ancestry, were interned by the U.S. Government. Each award is accompanied by a message that reminds students of this unfortunate action and conveys the hope that it shall never be repeated. (See The Seitaro and Shina Ishihara and Tameji and Chiyo Yoshimura Fund descriptions above)

(Above) Tama is shown preparing a mailing during the March, 2005, Scholarship Fund/CCHS National Honor Society annual phonathon. We will always be grateful for Tama's tireless contributions.

(2017-18 Recipient: Ketherine Williams)

In 1993 the Jalan Fund was established by Radha Jalan in memory of her husband. Dr. Vinod Jalan came to this country from India and had lived since 1979 in Concord. A doctor of chemical engineering, he founded Electrochem, Inc. His wife and two daughters established this fund with the intention that its scholarship be awarded to a female student, if possible a minority student, who may be, but is not necessarily, pursuing higher education in the sciences.

(2017-18 Recipients: Julia Dunn, Hanna Korhonen, Jurgens Michel Jr., Alexander Symko)

In 1988 this fund was established by the Casper Jenney Trust for the continuing education of two deserving female and two deserving male graduates of Concord-Carlisle High School. Mr. Jenney, a Concord businessman and philanthropist, intended that academic superiority not be the sole criterion in awarding these scholarships.

(2017-18 Recipient: Jennifer Brown)

Diane A. Kenneally was a 1980 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School who received scholarships from the Fund from 1981 to 1983 while a student at Boston College School of Nursing. After her death from cancer, her mother, Janet M. Kenneally, her brother, Stephen K. Kenneally, and her sister, Susan N. Walton, established this fund in her memory. Each year's recipient is a student planning to pursue a career in medicine at an accredited four-year institution.



(2017-18 Recipient: Nicholas Klinoff)

The Concord Council of The Knights of Columbus established this fund on the 100th anniversary of its founding. It is intended as a permanent memorial to the men who participated in the charitable work of the Council and enjoyed the brotherhood it provided over one hundred years. Although the fund was only begun in 1996, it has already exceeded the $25,000 level, thanks to the generosity of many Knights and their families.

(2017-18 Recipient: Jack Fell)

This fund was established by Sally’s family and friends to commemorate her enthusiasm and devotion to the Concord Community, the School System, and other organizations. Her devotion, positive attitude, kindness, and thoughtful nature were a source of inspiration to many of her friends and those who knew her and worked with her.

Sally with her strong sense of community was devoted to the Concord Community.  She poured her limitless energy, persistence, optimism, and kindness into supporting an array of causes. She generously gave her time, efforts and vision to the Concord schools, co-chairing the Community Educational Symposium for Concord Schools, serving as class mother multiple times, hosting French exchange students, developing the Middle School Store, acting as Cub Scout Den Mother, serving on Parents Association Boards, and in countless other ways. Friends who worked with Sally through the years on an abundance of community projects had high praise for the quality and spirit she brought to everything she did.  Many of those who worked on projects with Sally found it a pleasurable experience because she combined her sense of purpose with kindness, laughter, and respect.

Sally was an active member and leader of The Garden Club of Concord since 1993, where she served as chair of Membership, was a member of the Executive Board, and chaired Community Projects/Grants and Programs.  Sally also dedicated well over 20 years to actively supporting the Concord Museum in multiple capacities including as a Trustee.  Sally found special joy in decorating trees for the Museum’s annual Family Trees exhibit that supports their children’s programs. Over the years, Sally gave her time and energy to St. Bernard’s / Holy Family Parish, Princeton University, and twice co-chaired "Tastes of Our Towns" for Concord Family Service.

Sally pursued her passion for art and design by earning a Certificate of Decorative Arts at the Boston Architectural College and was the first graduate of the Certificate of Historic Preservation, Period Interiors program. She later applied her knowledge and talents in formal design founding her business, Porta Design, designing a room for the Lyman Estate’s holiday open house, and serving for many years on the Town of Concord Historic Districts Commission. 

Family and friends were the most important part of Sally’s life.  She had an innate ability to bring people together, and to reach out in quiet but profoundly effective ways to support her many friends with remarkable loyalty, energy, and generosity of spirit. Although she developed a broad community reach, she was centered by and found her greatest pleasure in her family.


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(2017-18 Recipient: Nicholas Klinoff)


(2017-18 Recipient: Alexander Symko)

CCSF Trustee Chairperson, Kenneth Anderson, and former Brookline HS Math Dept.
Chair, Mike Frantz, are shown next to their CCHS math teacher, Norton Levy

Norton Allan Levy completed his B.S. degree at the University of Chicago in 1948. He then attended the Harvard School of Education, receiving a M. A. in Teaching in 1950. Norton's first teaching job was at Sumner High School in Holbrook, MA, commencing an extraordinarily deep and influential engagement in mathematics education which continued for more than 50 years. Following short stints at Sumner and Acton-Boxborough High Schools, he began teaching at Concord Carlisle High School in 1954 where he taught until his retirement in 1989, interrupted by a two-year stay as the head of the math department at Brookline High School. While at CCHS, Norton became involved with teachers at other local schools, such as Lexington and Lincoln-Sudbury, in organizing math competitions for talented students. This soon led to the formation of a seven-member math league. Since that time, Norton has been a central, indefatigable figure in promoting competitions at the local, regional, national, and international levels.

Pedagogically, Norton has always sought ways to improve math education by individualizing - by finding a way to awaken each student's interest in the subject. One way was to assign long-term math projects on a topic chosen by the student. This could be a paper on a prominent mathematician or important breakthrough in math, or an attempt to create some original mathematics. Norton's students often remember these projects more vividly than any other aspect of their high school study of mathematics.

Throughout his career, Norton has been a restless and persistent champion of quality mathematics education. His efforts and interest have taken him to the presidency of the Mathematics Teachers Association of Massachusetts; he has written articles for the Mathematics Teacher, the foremost professional journal for secondary math teachers; he received a Ford Foundation grant which supported his work in bringing students out to the community to see how math was used on the job; he taught a course in India to familiarize teachers there with the SMSG math curriculum; he has taught various courses at local schools and universities, including a summer program at Milton Academy to help talented high school students make the most of their gifts.

Distinguished as these accomplishments are, they are not the reason Norton was a great teacher. Norton loved math - loved doing math - and he had the knack for getting his students to consider the possibility that they love math, too. An astonishing number of them do.

(2017-18 Recipient: Gabrielle Wilson)

In 1971, Anna Manion, a Trustee and Founder of the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund, and her husband Charles established this fund in memory of their son Chuck, who died in an automobile accident while studying Wildlife Management at the University of Maine. The interest from this fund is awarded each year to a student who has demonstrated worthwhile career plans and provided self-help to an exceptional degree.

(2017-18 Recipients: Deedy Chang, Han Lee, Johanna Murphy, Samuel Randle)

The Adrian A. Martinez Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established by Adrian's family to honor the life of Adrian Martinez, CCHS Class of 2002. Adrian's humility, gentle and caring nature, and love of learning inspired the lives of all he met. He selflessly gave of himself to all who sought his help, whether academically as a gifted math student, or athletically as a champion distance runner. He cherished his friends and family and was loved universally. He led quietly and by example, both at CCHS and at Williams College, where he graduated with the Class of 2006.

Adrian's parents, Angel and Frankie, his brothers, Lucas and Julian, and his sister, Olivia, have established the Adrian A Martinez Memorial Scholarship Fund to commemorate his passion for distance running and his devotion to learning. It is their sincere hope that his kindness, humility, giving nature, sense of purpose and commitment and inspirational leadership will be reflected in all recipients of this annual award.

(2017-18 Recipients: Jack Driscoll, Sophia Marsh)


This Fund was established in 1994 by the children of Elizabeth A. Mattison: William E. (Jack) Mattison, Past-Trustee & Treasurer, Mary D. (Polly) Mattison, and Martha Mattison Curran. The Mattison family pledged $100,000 to the scholarship in honor of their mother.


(2017-18 Recipients: Jack Driscoll, Sophia March)

The Elizabeth V. McAllister Memorial Scholarship was established by action of The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle Board in 2014 upon receipt by The Scholarship Fund of an unrestricted bequest made by Ms. McAllister, a Past-Trustee and Treasurer of the Scholarship Fund during the years 1977-2000. Her devotion to the students of Concord and Carlisle and her generous support for the goals of The Scholarship Fund were legend.

(2017-18 Recipient: Thomas Copland)

[Elaine DiCicco (CCSF Trustee), Madeleine Haff (First Recipient), Barbara Schips Miller, Elizabeth Haff, Henry Haff]

The Barbara Schips Miller Scholarship Fund was established in 2007 by her husband Murray, her daughters Bridget and Amy, and her son-in-law Jimmy. It was designed to honor Barbara's years of passion for and tireless dedication to the students and families of the Concord-Carlisle School System. We wanted to pay tribute to the remarkable and exceptional woman that we love.

Barbara was born in Munich, Germany, the daughter of Holocaust survivors. When she was only a year old, her parents immigrated to Montreal, Canada, where she spent her formative years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University in 1968, after finding her passion in the field of psychology. She then earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from McGill in 1973, and defended her thesis long distance from Brookline, Massachusetts. Upon graduating, she was selected as the psychologist for Concord Public Schools, a position she would hold until 1987. In addition, she became the school psychologist for the Concord-Carlisle Regional School District, covering both areas for six years. In 1987 she made her final transition to Concord Middle School, concluding her work in the first and only school system she would serve in her distinguished career. In the ensuing years, Barbara would establish herself as a gifted and compassionate psychologist, wife, mother, and friend. In addition to her providing maternal support to her two daughters, she provided mentoring support to Tufts University graduate students pursuing degrees in the field of psychology. In 1998 she also was appointed as the Chairperson of the Special Education Department. In 2003, her home state decided to honor her achievements by naming her as the Massachusetts School Psychologist of the Year. Shortly thereafter, she was named the President of the Massachusetts School Psychology Association (MSPA).

In keeping with Barbara's passion and enthusiasm for her field, this scholarship will be awarded to a worthy graduating Concord-Carlisle High School senior who has demonstrated academic ability and who has a strong interest in pursuing studies in the field of psychology or its allied sciences. We feel that this scholarship is an appropriate way to show Barbara how much she is respected, admired, and loved by her family, friends, and peers. She has left a lasting impression on the students and parents of Concord and Carlisle for the last 35 years, and this fund will ensure her legacy will continue for decades to come. We hope that Barbara's past students and future scholarship recipients will accomplish as successful and rewarding a career and life as she has established for herself.

(2017-18 Recipient: Jack Driscoll)

The Mary F. McHugh Memorial Scholarship was established by action of The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle Board in 2012 upon its receipt of an unrestricted bequest made by John E. McHugh in memory of his mother, Mary F. McHugh. He indicated that he was making this bequest in his mother's memory and "in fond memory of the wonderful education and my time as President of the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior class, and the wonderful memories from that period."

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