Coe-Brown Announces Top Ten Graduates

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is proud to announce the top ten graduates for the Class of 2018.

The Valedictorian for the class of 2018 is Sandra Black, daughter of Tracy and David Black of Nottingham.  During her high school career Sandra has been a member of the Varsity Bass Fishing and Tennis teams. Sandra has also been a member of the National Honor Society, the International Thespian Society including both being both a Regional and State Thespian Officer, the Art Club, student government and she participated in Poetry Out Loud for all four years. Sandra has been accepted to Gordon College with a Presidential Scholarship, Simmons College with a Presidential Scholarship, and the University of New Hampshire with a Presidential Scholarship and the Hamel Scholarship. Sandra has decided to attend UNH with a major in social work.


The 2018 Salutatorian is Sarah Dupuis, daughter of Richard and Melanie Dupuis of Barrington.  While at Coe-Brown, Sarah has been a member of the National Honor Society, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), and Peer Helpers as well as being a member of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams and a member of the Student Athlete Leadership Team. Sarah will be attending Sacred Heart University in the fall to study nursing.


The remaining top ten graduates are listed in alphabetical order:

Raven Barnes, daughter of Daniel and Dale Barnes of Strafford has been a member of the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society, Peer Helpers, the National Art Honor Society, FCCLA the Writing Center and the Math Team. She has also been a member of the Varsity Cross Country team.  Raven has been accepted to UC Berkley, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Maryland, Illinois Institute of Technology, New York University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Boston University with an intent to study aerospace engineering,


Paul Colson, of Strafford, son of Casey Colson, Mary Broadstone and the late Burton Broadstone, has been a member of the CBNA Math Team during his years at CBNA. He will be attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall to study electrical engineering and computer systems.


Olivia Lee, daughter of Kenneth Lee and the late Sandra Lee of Strafford, has been a member of the National Spanish Honor Society, the Math Team, the Swim Team, CBNA Writing Center, Project Search and the Russian/Greek Club while a student at CBNA. Olivia has been accepted to UNH and to Middlebury College where she plans to attend to study either Russian or Spanish.


Alyssa Reiff, daughter of Bonnie and Gary Reiff of Nottingham, has been a member of the National Honor Society, the International Thespian Society, FCCLA, Peer Helpers, the Writing Center, and Student Government during her years at CBNA. Alyssa plans to attend Messiah College to study Sociology and Anthropology.


Victoria Sheridan, daughter of Kori and Max Sheridan of Barrington, has participated in CBNA school life by being a member of the CBNA Writing Center, Student Government, FCCLA, National Honor Society, the Ping Pong Club and the Vegetarian Club during her years at Coe Brown. She has been accepted at Hofstra University, Stetson University, University of New Haven, University of Tampa, Ithaca College and George Mason University.  Victoria has selected Ithaca College for her studies next year and will major in history with a minor in anthropology.


Garrett Skidds, of Barrington, son of Christine Skidds, Vilay Skidds and Steve Skidds, has been a member of the National Spanish Honor Society, the National Honor Society, the CBNA Math Team and the CBNA Writing Center. Garrett will be attending the University of Rhode Island to study cellular and molecular biology in his post-secondary life.


Julia Sommer, daughter of Rhoda and David Sommer of Northwood, has participated in Project Search, the CBNA Writing Center and the International Thespian Society during her years at Coe-Brown. Julia plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to double major in acting/directing and women’s studies when she returns to school in the fall.


Hailey Stevens, daughter of Jamie and Harley Stevens, Jr. of Northwood has been involved with Peer Helpers, Project Search, the National Honor Society and the New Hampshire Scholars Program while at CBNA. Hailey has been accepted to Colby Sawyer College, the University of Vermont, the University of Maine, the University of New England, St. Joseph’s College, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the University of New Hampshire. Hailey has chosen to attend UNH to pursue a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in the field of Nurse Practitioner.


In addition, the CBNA Class of 2018 consists of 149 students scheduled to receive diplomas on Friday, May 25, 2018, at 6:30 pm. One hundred and fifteen of these students will be recognized as honor graduates and 24 are members of the National Honor Society. Congratulations to the class of 2018.

CBNA Student Wins Congressional Art Competition

<em>Seeing Double</em> by Emily Dallaire - Pastel on Paper

Seeing Double by Emily Dallaire – Pastel on Paper

Kuster Announces Winner of 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Kuster Announces Winner of 2018 Congressional Art Competition

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy sophomore Emily Dallaire of Nottingham received top honors in the 36th annual Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery in Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s Second Congressional District. Her pastel drawing entitled Seeing Double will be framed and will be on display in the tunnel connecting the congressional delegation to the Capital in Washington, DC beginning in June, 2018 through May, 2019. In addition, Ms Dallaire and fellow sophomore Fiona O’Shea of Strafford received summer pre-college scholarships from New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester. Other CBNA Students participating in the competition were Sarah Doiron and Megan Frost of Barrington; Nicholas LaMontagne, Hannah Halka, Evan Lentz, Mabel Mackey, Angelina Rene, and Courtney Snow of Northwood; Kathleen Roach of Nottingham; and Alicia Baratier, Morgan Burnap, Rebekah Hall, and Eva Turcotte of Strafford.

The exhibition, reception and awards ceremony for all participants in the Second Congressional District was held at the Kimball-Jenkins School of Art in Concord. Congratulations to all participants for their amazing works of art.


See also: “Kuster Announces Winner of 2018 Congressional Art Competition

CBNA FFA Much-To-Do Chapter Attends Annual State Convention

CBNA FFA State Convention Delegates 2018

CBNA FFA State Convention Delegates 2018

Mr. Charles Whitten receiving the FFA Connor Memorial Outstanding Teacher/Advisor Award for 2018

Mr. Charles Whitten receiving the FFA Connor Memorial Outstanding Teacher/Advisor Award for 2018

Twenty members of the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Much-To-Do Chapter of FFA, and their advisors Mrs. Sarah Ward and Mr. Charles Whitten recently attended the 88th State FFA Convention for student recognitions in CDEs (Career Development Events), SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experiences), Proficiencies (excellence in a particular field or area of agriculture done on their own time), Scholarships, State degree recipients and other special recognitions, held at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. The convention, themed “Activate Change, Spark Passion” featured a speech by National Central Region FFA Vice-President, Piper Merritt and a keynote address by Glenn Lucas of Northwoods Law who shared what his life is like as NH Game Warden. He also talked about the importance of communication and leadership. The following recognitions were awarded to CBNA students: Chapter Delegates: Madeleine Lounsbury and Colin Gollihur; Chapter Nominating Committee Member: Joe Garcia; Chapter Courtesy Corps: Ashely Gatchell and Ben Peverly; Chapter Representative: Madeleine Lounsbury. State Officer Candidate Sarah Jensen was elected FFA State Treasurer for the upcoming school year 2018-2019. Samantha Schroder was awarded the Eastern State Exposition Scholarship of $1000, as well as the $500 FFA Foundation Scholarship.

The SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experiences) Awards were as follows: Star SAE, Entrepreneurship – Matthew Messenger – Gold, 2nd place and John Renner-Silver, 3rd place; Star SAE, Placement Gold, 2nd place to Courtney Gervais, Silver, 3rd place to Colin Gollihur and Bronze, 4th place to Patrick Murray. An Outstanding Chapter Officer Award went to Sarah Jensen.

Proficiency Awards went to the following students: in Dairy Production, Entrepreneurship – Winner Gold – Olivia Pittman. In Nursery Operations – Winner Gold – Faith Wilson; in Ag Sales – Gold, 2nd place – Madeleine Lounsbury; in Div. Livestock Entrepreneurship – Gold, 2nd place – Joe Garcia; and in Equine -Silver, 3rd place Jordan Bell.

The CDE (Career Development Event) results were as follows: the Ag Sales and Service Team consisting of Breanna Demerritt, Molly Swansburg, Patrick Murray, and Tucker Hill received second place overall; in Demonstrations Senior Division Devin Sullivan placed first overall; the Floriculture-Team consisting of Sarah Jensen, Molly Swansburg, Breanna Demerritt and Madeleine Lounsbury placed fourth overall. Sarah Jensen received first -first place individual in Floriculture; in Floral Design Mixed Media Design, Sarah Jensen earned Best in Show and Molly Swansburg was in second place overall. The Forestry Team consisting of Devin Sullivan, Elizabeth Parece, Daydrian Morin and Tyler Millette placed third overall. The Nursery/Landscape Team of Devin Sullivan, Matt Messenger, John Renner, and Colin Gollihur was second overall with Devin Sullivan in second place high individual. In the Impromptu Speaking-Novice Division Kirin Asselin placed second overall. In addition to all the student recognition, Mr. Charles Whitten was recognized with the Connor Memorial Outstanding Teacher/Advisor Award. Congratulations to the CBNA FFA Much-To-Do chapter for its outstanding showing on the state level.

 

CBNA FFA Much-To-Do Chapter Students Recognized at Banquet

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Much-To-Do Chapter of FFA, active for more than 60 years, held its annual banquet on Friday, March 30. This event, presided over by Sarah Jensen current FFA President, was a banquet for members and their families to celebrate FFA achievements by members during the school year. CBNA student members of FFA, a co-curricular student organization for those who are interested in agriculture and leadership, and one of the three components of agricultural education, were honored with the following awards: Greenhand Degree: Eric Taylor (Nottingham), Ryan Bane (Strafford), Eden Yurek (Deerfield), Jared McHugh (Northwood), Mason Shoup (Strafford), Celia Leighton (Strafford), Makayliah Waterhouse (Strafford), Ben Peverly, (Northwood), Sydney Jacques (Strafford), Kody Bates (Northwood), Ashley Gatchell (Northwood), Tucker Goodwin (Strafford), Kirin Asselin (Candia), Samantha Schroeder (Strafford), Kieran Taylor (Barrington), Kennedi Stowell (Strafford), and Jacob Hobart (Northwood). Chapter Degree: Willow Tritter (Northwood), Tucker Hill (Northwood), Molly Swansburg (Strafford), Luke Belbin (Strafford), Joe Whiting (Northwood), Jackson Boucher (Strafford), Elijah Tomlinson-Burrell (Northwood), Daydrian Morin (Nottingham), Dakota McPhee (Northwood), and Courtney Gervais (Northwood). Honorary Membership: Mrs. Amanda Morales, Family and Consumer Studies Teacher. Leclerc FFA Jacket Recipients: Sydney Jacques (Strafford), Olivia Pittman (Northwood) and Ashley Gatchell (Northwood). Proficiency Awards: Agricultural Mechanics Repair & Maintenance: Ben Peverly (Northwood); Agricultural Sales and Services: Madeleine Lounsbury (Northwood); Beef Production: Matthew Messenger (Strafford); Dairy Production Entrepreneurship: Olivia Pittman (Northwood); Dairy Production Placement: Courtney Gervais (Northwood); Diversified Horticulture: Devin Sullivan (Northwood); Diversified Livestock: Joe Garcia (Strafford); Equine Science Placement: Jordan Bell (Nottingham); Nursery Operations: Faith Wilson (Loudon); Outdoor Recreation: Patrick Murray (Northwood); Small Animal Care and Production: John Renner (Strafford). Star Awards: Star Greenhand: Samantha Schroeder (Strafford); Star Farmer: Joe Garcia (Strafford); Star Placement: Madeleine Lounsbury (Northwood); Star Agribusiness: Olivia Pittman (Northwood). The new officer team for the 2018 – 2019 school year is as follows: President: Bailey Travers (Deerfield); Vice-President: Joe Garcia (Strafford); Secretary: Jordan Bell (Nottingham); Treasurer: Colin Gollihur, (Northwood); Reporter: Courtney Gervais, (Northwood); Sentinel: Patrick Murray, (Northwood); Historian: Tyler Millette (Barrington). Congratulations to all of these award winners for their accomplishments and for keeping FFA alive at CBNA.

 

CBNA FFA Greenhand Ceremony (L to R) President Sarah Jensen, Vice-President- Madeleine Lounsbury, Member Celia Leighton, Secretary Bailey Travers, member Ben Peverly, Kody Bates, Ryan Bane, Eric Taylor, Jerod McHugh, Kirin Asselin, Sydney Jacques, Samantha Schroeder and Ashley Gatchell.

FFA State President and CBNA Alum Sydney Wilson presenting Patrick Murray with his proficiency in Outdoor Recreation.

CBNA Sophomore Receives National Recognition In Scholastic Art Awards Program

<em>Legacy</em> by Fiona O’Shea

Legacy by Fiona O’Shea

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Art Department is pleased to announce that sophomore Fiona O’Shea of Strafford was recently recognized with a silver medal for her painting entitled Legacy in the 95th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.

Fiona’s painting was among 33,000 submissions of art work from the across the country received this year. Just 2400 were recognized nationally.  Miss O’Shea joins the ranks of thousands of notable artists and writers from this past century including:  Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath, Philip Pearlstein, Paul Newman, Richard Avedon, and many others who have received this honor.

 

FBLA Week at CBNA

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy chapter of Future Business Leaders of America will be celebrating FBLA Week during the week of February 4 through the 10th. FBLA members are America’s future leaders in our community. The group participates in five activities throughout the year -Professional Development; fundraising for attendance to workshops, socials/networking, and State Leadership Conferences; civic activities locally; social/networking activities to connect education with businesses/government; and service—helping local businesses with getting THEIR work done while learning at the same time. Activities through the week will include awareness about wellness & fitness on Monday, Feb. 5. Students can pay $5 to enter and get a chance to win a gas gift card at the end of the week, get fit and help the Make a Wish Foundation at the same time. Members will also be collecting unperishable items for a food drive to help those in need, even though the holidays are over. Items can be dropped off during the week at CBNA to help with this effort. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, some FBLA members will be going to area schools to talk about the “Future” Future Business Leaders of America and how younger students can get involved with the organization. Wednesday, Feb. 7, will bring a presentation on the Opioid Crisis and awareness in CBNA’s Library from 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm. All Career and Technical Student Organizations will be in attendance. On Thursday, Feb. 8, the group will celebrate FBLA Awareness Day. Members will wear blue and gold and distribute FBLA flyers and applications, and on Friday, Feb. 9, the winner of the Wellness/Fitness Challenge will be announced and members plan to end the week with a pizza social. If you have any questions about this organization, want more information, or just want to learn more about FBLA, contact Dr. Zylak –
jzylak@coebrown.org at CBNA or our State and Local Officer, senior Nathaniel Schroeder for details.

CBNA Students Recognized for 2018 Scholastic Writing Awards

A number of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students were recently recognized by the National Writing Project in New Hampshire through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This is a remarkable achievement and milestone for young writers at CBNA who were mentored by English department faculty.  A panel of writers, teachers, and literary professionals selected their work as being among the best works submitted by New Hampshire teenagers. Students are judged against other entries in the following categories: fiction, flash fiction, poetry, personal memoirs, persuasive essays, humor, science fiction and fantasy.  Of the more than 750 submissions to The Scholastic Writing Awards that New Hampshire students sent this year, the following students from CBNA were honored:

Gold Key – Alyssa Reiff (Nottingham)

Silver Keys— Braelin Ash (Northwood), Emily Cunningham (2) (Northwood), Adah Keeney (Nottingham), Jacob Lock (2) (Strafford), Isabel Myers (Nottingham), Madison Rollins (Northwood), Kathryn Spadafora (Strafford)

Honorable Mentions – Braelin Ash (Northwood), Emily Buehne (Strafford), Sarah Burleigh (Nottingham), Susan Burnap (2) (Strafford), Inle Bush (Northwood), Addison Cox (Northwood), Emily Cunningham (Northwood), Corinne Fernald (Nottingham), Hannah Halka (Northwood), Nathaniel Hoffman (2) (Nottingham), Mirah Johnston (Nottingham), Adah Keeney (Nottingham), Cooper Leduke (Northwood),  Riley Mulligan (Strafford), Alyssa Reiff (2) (Nottingham), Madison Rollins (2) (Northwood), Julia Sommer (2) (Northwood), Kathryn Spadafora (Strafford).

In May, all award recipients, including those whose work was selected as honorable mention, will be invited to attend the NH regional awards ceremony to be held at Plymouth State University. In addition, every piece of writing which received a gold or silver key or an honorable mention will be published in this year’s edition of Middle/High School Voices.  Congratulations to this next generation of writers.

CBNA FFA Chapter Attends FFA Winter Leadership Camp

CBNA FFA Members stand together at the FFA Winder Leadership Camp

CBNA FFA Members at the FFA Winter Leadership Camp. Left to right: Front Row: Courtney Gervais, Bailey Travers, State President Sydney Wilson (CBNA Class of ’16), Elizabeth Parece, Ashley Gatchell
Back Row:  Tucker Hill, Patrick Murray, Colin Gollihur, Tyler Millette, and Joe Garcia

Members of the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Much-To-Do FFA chapter, along with advisors Charles Whitten and Sarah Ward, recently attended FFA Winter Leadership Camp, a two day camp focused on Personal Growth and Leadership Skills, presented by Corey Flournoy, former National FFA President and the New Hampshire State FFA Officer team. Located at Camp Brookwoods in Alton, NH, FFA members from across the state gathered together to learn more about themselves in order to learn the skills necessary to grow to be better agriculture leaders.  Students participated in individual, small group and large group activities and to learn life skills in cooperation, sharing, role modelling and more. The students truly enjoyed this experience because it gave them an opportunity to meet with other FFA members across the state in a non-competitive atmosphere helping to foster friendships and future agricultural connections.

 

CBNA Announces Poetry Out Loud Contest

Poetry Out Loud logoOn Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 6 pm in the Gerrish Gym, twenty Coe-Brown students will participate in this year’s Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Poetry Out Loud school contest as part of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, presented in partnership with the NH Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation. This program is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. The CBNA winner will advance to the regional competition. New Hampshire’s champion will then advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed. This event is free and open to the public.

Twenty-Three CBNA Students Representing 40 Works of Art Receive Statewide Recognition in Scholastic Art Awards 2018

Dooly, by Alicia Baratier Dooley – Graphite and Color Pencil on Paper

Morgan Burnap Sunrise digital color photograph

Sunrise, by Morgan Burnap – digital color photograph


The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Art Department is pleased to announce that twenty-three visual arts students received recognition in The 2018 Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire – A Regional Affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. Students from CBNA received nine Gold Keys, ten Silver Keys and twenty-one Honorable Mentions. The Gold Key works will continue on and compete in the national competition with national results announced in Mid-March. In addition, pieces from Coe-Brown are part of an exhibit of 968 pieces of Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention Award winning works from students statewide on display beginning Tuesday, January 16 through Saturday, February 4 at the Stockbridge Theatre on the campus of Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH.  The exhibition is open to the public Mon. – Fri. 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  An awards reception will take place in the theatre on Sunday, February 4.  Students in grades 7-9 will be honored at a ceremony beginning at noon, followed by honors for grades 10-12 at 1:00 pm and ending with the closing of the exhibition at 3 pm.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy student recipients are as follows:

Barrington

Domminique Depianti (12)
Honorable Mention – Drawing & IllustrationTitle:  Sugar Rush

Sarah Dorion (12)
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title:  When the Storm Comes
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title:  Beyond the Seven Seas
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title:  New Beginnings
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title:  In the Shadows
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title:  Night Ride

Isabelle Lupinacci (12)
Honorable Mention – Drawing & Illustration – Title:  Serene Safari

Strafford

Alicia Baratier (12)
Gold Key Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Dooley
Honorable Mention – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Emotionless

Raven Barnes (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Open Water, Open Mind
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Dry Air

Morgan Burnap (9)
Gold Key Award – Photography – Title: Apple Harvest
Gold Key Award – Photography – Title: Sunrise
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title: Top of the Tower

Fiona O’Shea (10)
Gold Key Award – Painting – Title: Legacy
Gold Key Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: September
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Confidence/youthful prince

Elizabeth Parece (12)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: Ferris wheel
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Chlorophytum Comosum

Drew Trembley (12)
Gold Key Award – Photography – Title: Stars over Bow Lake
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: The Good Ole’ Days
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Jetty

Nottingham

Emily Dallaire (10)
Gold Key Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Printed
Silver Key Award – Printmaking – Title: Nevermore

Madelyn Dallaire (12)  
Honorable Mention – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Starlet

Shannon Jackson (10)
Sliver Key Award – Painting – Title: Untitled 1984

Hayleigh McNeil (10)  
Silver Key Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Delicious Donuts

Reegan Osborne (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Sent From Heaven

Caitlyn Ustaszewski (12)   
Honorable Mention Award – Digital Art – Title: Campfire Stories

Northwood

Sierra Baker (12)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: Feathers

Jeremy Foster (10)
Honorable Mention Award – Printmaking – Title: Naturally

Brianna Jackson (10)
Honorable Mention Award – Printmaking – Title: Perfection in Purple

Nicolas LaMontagne (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Log

Tyler LaMontagne (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Water Bubble
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Fustic Leaves

Mabel Mackey (10)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title:  Cooped Up
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title:  Quercus Phellos (Acorn Tops)

Sarah Madore (12)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: Crinkled

Courtney Snow (12)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title:  Blurred Actions