CBNA Students Work With Spectrometers in Conjunction With UNH

CBNA students Lindsay Wright (Right), Sydney Ho-Sue (Left) work with a spectrometer on loan from the University of New HampshireRecently, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students had the opportunity to use two UV-Vis Spectrometers on loan from the University of New Hampshire’s Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education Advancing Science Program through the collaboration of Ms. Tiffany Hatstat and UNH professor Dr. Stephen Hale. Using this instrumentation, Ms. Hatstat’s and Mr. Gregory Samuel’s Chemistry students were able to perform two experiments. The first experiment was a forensic spectroscopic analysis of simulated crime scene samples to determine the hypothetical cause of death for student written murder mysteries. In the second experiment, students synthesized aspirin samples and spectroscopically determined the purity of their aspirin products. As a result of having access to this type of instrumentation, students were able to experience what is like to be a scientist in the real world and how science does not always have predicted outcomes.

 

CBNA Student Receives 2017 DEKALB Agricultural Award

CBNA senior Ryan L. Graeme the 2017 recipient of the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment AwardRyan L. Graeme, a senior at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, was recently presented with the CBNA’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by the Monsanto Company.

Graeme, the son of Rebecca Gowitzke of Northwood, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience.  Some of Graeme’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included National Bronze Placing Horse Evaluation Team, Chapter Vice-President, and award winning Forestry team for three years at CBNA. Mr. Graeme is under the supervision of Sarah Ward and Charles Whitten, agricultural education instructors at CBNA.

This year the, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 70th anniversary. Over these 70 years, more than 168,000 high school seniors from across the country have received the Award, which has become a symbol for excellence in agricultural education.  As the 2017 winner of this award, Graeme’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Coe-Brown.

Monsanto, a long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H and other farm youth organizations and initiatives, has sponsored the DEKALB Award, named for its brand of seed, since 1998.  Monsanto is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.

 

 

Three CBNA Students Accepted to St. Paul’s Summer Study Program

Headmaster David Smith is pleased to announce that three Coe-Brown Northwood Academy juniors, Olivia Lee, Raven Barnes and Allison Rose, have been accepted into the highly selective St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program this summer.  Every summer, St. Paul’s opens its doors to the most highly qualified juniors in New Hampshire’s public high schools for an intensive, five-week program of study.  Students will live on campus and have the opportunity to study one topic in depth, hone their writing skills, and participate in a wide variety of activities and athletics. To be chosen for this honor, students must complete a competitive application process, including an in-depth interview. Congratulations to these highly qualified students.

 

CBNA Students Participate in Congressional Art Competition  

 

Congressional Art Award winning photograph Naturally Formed Bottom Half of Frosty by CBNA senior Curtis Lashon to be displayed for the next year in Washington, D.C.

Congressional Art Award winning photograph Naturally Formed Bottom Half of Frosty by CBNA senior Curtis Lashon to be displayed for the next year in Washington, D.C.

The following 16 Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students recently participated in the 35th annual Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery in Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s Second Congressional District: from Barrington – Sarah Doiron; from Northwood – Nicolas LaMontagne, Curtis Lashon, Mabel Mackey, Emily Marie, Aimee Mason, and Sarah Turmel; from Nottingham – Shannon Jackson, Raven Barnes, Maeve Kibbie, and Serena Poulin; from Strafford – Emelia Cronshaw, Rebekah Hinrichsen, Olivia Lee, Brielle Macleod, and Fiona O’Shea . The exhibition, reception, and awards ceremony took place on Friday, May 12 at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord.  The first place award was presented to CBNA senior Curtis Lashon for his photograph entitled: Naturally Formed Bottom Half of Frosty.  The color digital photograph will be framed and will be on display in the tunnel connecting the Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC. beginning in June, 2017 through May, 2018. In addition, several students received scholarship offers from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester.  Seniors Emelia Cronshaw, Sarah Turmel, and Curtis Lashon were offered BFA Scholarships, while junior Sarah Doiron, and sophomore Serena Poulin each received summer workshop scholarships. Congratulations to all.

 

 

CBNA Science Students Continue Work with UNH Professor           

 

CBNA freshman Connor Nowak (right) works with UNH professor Dr. Nan Yi on a project exploring ratios of propanol alcohol and water.

Continuing the collaboration between the UNH department of chemical engineering and Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, science teacher Joanne Goelzer and University of New Hampshire professor Dr. Nan Yi recently challenged the students enrolled Mrs. Goelzer’s Honors Physical Science class to a seemingly impossible task. Following student research and presentations on chemical reactions, Mrs. Goelzer’s students were asked to explore ratios of propanol alcohol and water which would allow paper certificates soaked in the mixture to catch on fire yet leave the paper untouched by the flame. As a reward for outstanding critical thinking skills and measurement acumen, any certificates unscathed by the blue flames of the burning propanol will be redeemed by the students for bonus points on future assignments.

 

 

Coe-Brown Announces Top Ten Graduates

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is proud to announce the top ten graduates for the Class of 2017.

The Valedictorian for the class of 2017 is Hannah Daly, daughter of Bev and Tom Daly of Strafford.  During her high school career Hannah has been a member of the Varsity Cross Country, Indoor Track, Basketball, and Softball teams. Hannah has also been a member of the National Honor Society, the CBNA Math Team, the Spanish Honor Society, the CBNA Writing Center, student government and has done over 180 hours of community service. Hannah has been accepted to Bucknell University, Colorado College, Gordon College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, UNH, UVM, the United States Air Force Academy and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Hannah has decided to attend RPI with a major in biochemistry and bio physics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2016 Salutatorian is Zackary Pine, son of Rick and Ericka Pine of Strafford.  While at Coe-Brown, Zackary  has been a member of the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society, the Baseball, Soccer and Basketball teams, the school newspaper, and the Concert and Jazz Bands. Zachary has been accepted to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of New Hampshire and Boston University. He will be attending Boston University in the fall to pursue a major in physics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The remaining top ten graduates are listed in alphabetical order:

Cassandra Barnhart, daughter of Cheryl and Daniel Barnhart of Northwood has been a member of the International Thespian Society, the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society, Peer Helpers, the National Art Honor Society, and Project Search She has been accepted to Brandeis University, George Washington University, SLU Madrid, Clark University, Fordham University and the University of New Hampshire.  Cassandra plans to attend George Washington University with a major in International Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emelia Cronshaw, daughter of Jennifer Kristen Niles Cronshaw and Scott David Cronshaw of Strafford, has been a member of the CBNA Softball and Swim teams, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, the CBNA Writing Center, Athena Club and Peer Helpers while a student at Coe-Brown.  Emelia has been accepted to Saint Francis University where she intends to study the path to become a physician’s assistant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marissa Gast, daughter of Lee and Leanne Gast of Nottingham, has been a member of the National Honor Society, the Latin Honor Society, track and field, the Math and Quiz Bowl Teams, theatre, Athena Club, student government, Concert and Jazz Bands and the Concert Chorus while a student at CBNA. Next year, Marissa plans to study in the University of New Hampshire’s Life Sciences and Agriculture Honors Program with a focus on Environmental Science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Hall, son of Jodie and Kevin Hall of Barrington, has been a member of CBNA’s Bass Fishing team, Ultimate Disc Club and the Concert, Jazz and Pep Bands during his years at the Academy.  He has been accepted to the University of New Hampshire, the University of New England, the University of Rhode Island and the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.  Joshua plans to attend the University of New Hampshire for Biomedical Sciences with a focus on medical and veterinary science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Lavoie, daughter of Kathryn and Chris Lavoie of Barrington, has participated in CBNA school life by being a member of the Creative Writing Club. She also dances at Joy of Dance and is a member of the Durham Evangelical Church Youth Group. Caroline has been accepted to Clark University, Gordon College, Northeastern University, St. Michael’s College, St. Anselm’s College, Mount Holyoke College and the University of New Hampshire. She plans to major in mathematics and history at either Mount Holyoke or Gordon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mallory Perron, daughter of Jim and Maureen Perron of Barrington, has been a member of the National Spanish Honor Society, Peer Helpers and the CBNA Softball team while at Coe-Brown. Mallory will be studying hospitality management at either Boston University, the University of New Hampshire or the University of Vermont in her post-secondary life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Pratt, daughter of Jody Pratt of Dover and Keith Pratt of Barrington, has been a member of the National Honor Society, the National Latin Honor Society, student government and the  Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Teams. Allison has been accepted to Northeastern University, the University of Vermont, Radford University, the University of Maine and Montana State University.  She has decided to attend the University of Vermont to study biology when she returns to school in the fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LilyGrace York, daughter of George and Laura York of Strafford, has been a involved with of the National Honor Society, the National Art Honor Society, the CBNA Writing Center, Yearbook, student government, Youth and Government, Athena Club, Concert Band and has been a member of the volleyball team during her years at Coe-Brown. LilyGrace had been accepted to Mount Ida College, Endicott College, Suffolk University, Fashion Institute of Technology and Wentworth Institute of Technology. She plans to attend Wentworth to pursue a career in interior design..

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, the CBNA Class of 2017 consists of 173 students scheduled to receive diplomas on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7 pm. One hundred and forty-six of these students will be recognized as honor graduates and 25 are members of the National Honor Society. Congratulations to the class of 2017.

 

CBNA FFA Chapter Members Honored at Awards Banquet

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Chapter of FFA recently held its award banquet to honor recipients at the various levels of achievement in FFA. The recipients are as follows: Greenhand Degree Recipients: Alissa Ames, Colin Gollihur, Cole Hodgdon, Matthew Messenger, Patrick Murray, John Renner, Kelsey Pease, Meghan Wimsatt, Elizabeth Parece, Curtis Corson, Courtney Gervais, Hannah Mattson, Elijah Tomlinson-Burrell, Dakota McPhee, Daydrian Morin, Daniel Gallant, Jackson Boucher, Zac Fraser, and Cody Blades. Chapter Degree Recipients: Alissa Ames, Colin Gollihur, Cole Hodgdon, Matthew Messenger, Patrick Murray, John Renner, Elizabeth Parece, Curtis Corson, Hannah Mattson, and Daniel Gallant. Honorary Chapter Degree Recipient: Assistant Headmaster, Ms. Caryn Lasky. To earn a Chapter Profinciency Award, a student must excel in a particular area of expertise. Entrepreneurship means that they own their project and placement means that they work for someone else. Chapter Proficiency Awards were awarded to: Nicole Anthony- Small Animal Production- Placement; Luke BelbinForage Production- Placement; Preston Bethke Specialty Animal Production- Placement; Zac Fraser- Home and Community Development- Entrepreneurship; Joe Garcia- Sheep Production-Entrepreneurship; Daniel GallantAgriculture Sales- Placement; Courtney Gervais- Specialty Animal Production- Placement; Ryan Graeme- Home and Community Development- Placement; Nick Jensen- Agricultural Mechanics Repair and Maintenance- Placement; Madeleine LounsburyAgricultural Sales- Placement; Kelsie PittmanGoat Production- Entrepreneurship; Devin Sullivan- Diversified Horticulture- Placement; Hunter Tetu Forage Production-Placement; Elizabeth Ward-Specialty Animal Production- Entrepreneurship; Faith Wilson Landscape Management- Placement. Star Awards represent the best among FFA Degree Recepients. These students have mastered skills in production, finance, management and/or research. Star Awards went to the follpwing students: Star Greenhand Colin Gollihur; Star Chapter Farmer Joe Garcia; Star Agricultural Placement  Preston Bethke; and Outstanding Service Award- Ryan Graeme. Congratulations to all award winners.

CBNA FFA Much-to-Do Chapter Announces State Convention Award Recipients

Members of the CBNA FFA Much-To-Do Chapter attend the 2017 State Convention with their advisors Mrs. Sarah Ward (right) and Mr. Charles Whitten (left)

At the recent State FAA Convention held at held at the Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH on April 6-8, 2017, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FFA’s Much-To-Do Chapter received a number of State Awards and Recognitions. In the category of SAE Recognition (second year members only),  Olivia Pittman received a Gold Runner up in Entrepreneurship; Joe Garcia received silver third place in Entrepreneurship; and Madeleine Lounsbury received silver third place in Placement.(In Entrepreneurship the student owns the project. In Placement, the project is in a workplace.) Proficiency Awards went to Faith Wilson, a Gold Runner up in  Nursery Landscape Placement for working for her father’s landscaping business and Sydney Wilson who was the State Winner in Agriculture Sales and Service for working at a Farmer’s Market. State Degree Recipients were Preston Bethke, Ryan Graeme and Hunter Tetu. In Career Development Events the team consisting of Faith Wilson, Ryan Graeme, Preston Bethke, Devin Sullivan, Nicole Anthony, Sarah Jensen and Madeleine Lounsbury placed third in Nursery and Landscaping. The team consisting of Joe Garcia, Olivia Pittman, Baily Travers, and Paul Bane received second place in Agriculture Sales and Service with the high individual on the team Joe Garcia in third place. In Forestry, the team consisting of Faith Wilson, Hunter Tetu, Ryan Graeme, Tyler Millette, Dan Gallant and Daydrian Morin took fourth place. In Career Skills- Freshman & Sophomore Level, freshman Colin Gollihur took third place individual. Students who also participated in Career Development Events who did well but did not place included Elizabeth Ward in Animal Welfare, Sarah Jensen in Creed Speaking, and Paul Bane in Chapter Display. Chapter Delegates that were selected are Sarah Jensen and Paul Bane, and Madeleine Lounsbury was selected as a Nominating Committee Member. Congratulations to all the state award winners.

 

 

Coe-Brown Alumna receives the Connor Memorial Award for Outstanding Agriculture Educator for NH

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Alumna Carrie Bascom Hough, class of 2002, recently received the Connor Memorial Award for Outstanding Agriculture Educator for NH, 2017. Mrs. Hough teaches Animal Science at Dover High School. She is pictured with her mentor Mrs. Sarah Ward (right), CBNA Agriculture teacher.

CBNA FBLA Chapter Attends State Leadership Conference

CBNA FBLA (from left) Michael Mulligan, Joel Boulanger, Caitlyn Pitre, Ander Wensberg, Mikayla Prina, Donald MacCallum, Advisor  Dr. JoAnn Zylak, Peter Vollersten, & Derek Meyer attend the FBLA State Leadership Conference.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s Future Business Leaders of America attended the 45th State Leadership Conference held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH on March 23 & 24, 2017. Those who participated in the State Leadership Conference were Ander Wensberg of Strafford who competed with Donald MacCallum of Epsom in Graphic Design. The team of Chelsea McCallion, Michael Mulligan, and Caitlyn Pitre of Strafford, and Northwood respectively also participated. Mikayla Prina of Nottingham and Joel Boulanger of Northwood competed in Economics. Derek Meyer of Nottingham competed in Personal Finance. Our three State Finalists this year included Peter Vollertsen of Strafford competing in Insurance; Liu Yong, an exchange student residing in Deerfield, competing in Business Calculations and Nate Schroeder of Strafford placing in Impromptu Speaking. Wrapping up the competitions was Summer Barnes of Strafford placing first overall in the Organ Awareness project that she chaired as a state project. In addition to this, the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FBLA Chapter received second place in the Making Cents state officer project, and also received the Honorary Chapter Award.