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Richard Barlow, NNCS Class of 2006, spent the summer of 2006 researching better ways to convert vegetable oil into fuel. The mix of used vegetable oil and diesel fuel will eventually be used by SUNY Canton to help power its lawn care and snow removal equipment. The College Foundation funded Barlow’s research from an unrestricted scholarship donated by Alfred R. Place, who graduated in 1949 and dedicated the endowment on behalf of his wife, the late Mary Beswick.

Richard spent summer 2007 researching the polymerization of poly (test-butyl acrylate-block-vinyl acetate) as part of the McNair Scholars Summer Research Internship at Clarkson University.

The NNCS school community wishes Richard continued success.

Josh Sharlow, Norwood-Norfolk Class of 2006, is presently attending St. Lawrence University and playing basketball. Last season he was first in steals and assists and second in turnovers for the Saints. The Norwood-Norfolk school community wishes Josh continued success for the Saints basketball team in the 2007-2008 season.

Brian Ferguson, Norwood-Norfolk Class of 1984, has been chosen in the field of intellectual property
law for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in America,” 2008 edition. He is a partner in the firm
of McDermott, Will and Emery, Washington, DC. His sub-specialty is patent law. Brian is the firm
wide deputy head of the intellectual property, media and technology department.

He is a 1988 graduate of Union College with a degree in electrical engineering (magna cum laude) and a 1991 graduate of Albany Law School with a jurist doctorate degree. Mr. Ferguson resides in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife Audrey and three children.

Mr. Ferguson argued a case that overturned a twenty four year legal precedent regarding willful patent infringement. The matter was argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on behalf of Seagate Technology vs. an Individual Inventory and MIT. He was an adjunct professor at George Washington University School of Law, where for several years he taught a course on Patent Enforcement. In July 2007 he was asked by United States Senators Specter and Kyl to provide comments on patent reform legislation. He is one of the leading legal expert commentators on patent matters and regularly appears on Bloomberg TV.

“The Best Lawyers in America” lists attorneys in 78 specialties, representing all fifty states and the District of Columbia, who are chosen through an exhaustive survey in which thousands of the nation’s top lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The 2008 edition of best lawyers is based on two million evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers. “Best Lawyers” remains unchanged since its first publication 25 years ago. It remains the gold standard of reliability and integrity in lawyer ratings.

Norwood to Face Braves on Thurs.

The beginning of a three game series between the Norwood Red Sox and the Potsdam Indians will be played on Snell field, Thursday evening at 6 p.m.

Lewis LaBrake, business manager of the club, announced this series over the week end. The two towns, always rivals in any sport, should draw a good crowd.

The two teams have played two games to date with the Braves taking the first one on July 4, 13-3, and the Red Sox getting revenge here a couple of weeks ago on a 5-1 decision.

Thursday night will probably find Wendall Smith doing the mound work for the locals while Bob Dillenbeck, who handcuffed the locals in the last outing of the two teams, will work for Norwood.

Joseph Frego, NNCS Class of 2004 graduate, recently graduated from the Army ROTC (Reserve Officers’ Training Corps) Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as “Operation Warrior Forge,” at Fort Lewis, Tacoma, Washington. The ROTC cadet has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army.

The 33 days of training provide the best possible professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration, and logistical support. Although continued military training and leadership development is included in the curriculum, the primary focus of the course is to develop and evaluate each cadet’s officer potential as a leader by exercising the cadet’s intelligence, common sense, ingenuity, and physical stamina. The cadet command assesses each cadet’s performance and progress in officer traits, qualities, and professionalism while attending the course.

Cadets in their junior and senior year of college must complete the leadership development course. Upon successful completion of the course, the ROTC program, and graduation from college, cadets are commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army, National Guard, or Reserve.

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