CBNA FBLA Attends Fall Leadership Workshop

CBNA FBLA students at State Leadership Conference left to right: Sarah Souliere, Matthew Ramstrom, Jacob Bisson and Jiaxuan (Alma) Li.

Members of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), along with their advisor Dr. Joann Zylak, recently attended the annual Fall Leadership Workshop held at Southern New Hampshire University.  There were many presentations including an address from an entrepreneurial student from Franklin Pierce University and presentations by NH State FBLA Officers, including CBNA senior and state officer Nate Schroeder, speaking passionately about their statewide projects for the year. There was also a presentation of chapter awards, installation of state officers, and a workshop that allowed all New Hampshire members to network with each other. The keynote address was given by Manchester fire fighter and paramedic Chris Hickey, whose successful Safe Stations project in Manchester is leading the fight against the Opioid crisis on both the local and national levels.

 

Coe-Brown Faculty and Students’ Solar Eclipse Activities Featured in the Boston Globe

Coe-Brown students view the eclipse.

We invite you to read the Boston Globe’s “Looking up into a personal path of discovery: NH students collect data for NASA studies of 2017 eclipse. This article features the partnership between Coe-Brown’s Science department and administration and the GLOBE Program US Country Coordinator Jen Bourgeault, based at UNH, to have students record and enter scientific data for NASA databases while also observing the August 21st solar eclipse, which happened to be our opening day. A special thank you to all involved, especially science faculty members Jill Forward and Scott Goelzer for their coordination, and the other science faulty who faciltitated viewing stations around campus for students.

 

 

CBNA FFA has a Successful Day at the Deerfield Fair

#1 CBNA FFA Forestry Team shows off their awards at the 2017 Deerfield Fair

#2 The CBNA Dairy Judging Team after winning third in the state at the 2017 Deerfield Fair.

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Much-To-Do FFA Chapter had a very successful day at the recent 2017 Deerfield Fair Career Development Event. This is an annual event that FFA Chapters from all over New Hampshire attend to compete in areas such as Forestry, Safe Tractor, Floral Design and Dairy Evaluation. The CBNA Forestry team took first place overall with top individual recognitions going to students in the following categories: Cross Cut: First Place:  Riley Gadtke, Tyler Millette, Joseph Whiting and Elizabeth Parece; Second Place: Dakota McPhee, Faith Wilson, Jacob McHugh, and Patrick Murray; Third Place: John Renner. Cole Hodgdon, Danny Gallant, and Daydrian Morin. Log Rolling: First Place:  John Renner and Cole Hodgdon; Third Place: Ryan Bane and Collin Gollihur. Wood Split: First Place:  Luke Belbin. Bow Saw: Second Place: Devin Sullivan and Luke Belbin. Pulp Toss: Third Place: Patrick Murray and Jacob McHugh. The Safe Tractor Team did well with Ben Peverly taking Fourth Place in individual and the team of Peverly, Caleb Rollins and Paul Bane taking Second in the state in that event. The Horticulture Team also did well, with the team of Molly Swansburg and Faith Wilson in Second Place, Anna Prescott-Nichols and Madeleine Lounsbury placing Third and Sarah Jensen and Kennedi Stowell placing Fifth. Rounding out the awards was the Dairy Judging Team of Samantha Schroeder, Eden Yurek, Molly Swansburg, and Ashley Gatchell, which took Third Place in the state. Congratulations to all.

 

 

 

Fourteen Artworks Added to CBNA Permanent Collection from the Class of 2017

Class of 2017 Foyer Area 2017-18

Several pieces of artwork donated to the CBNA Permanent Art Collection by members of the Class of 2017 hang in the main foyer of Pinkham Hall at CBNA.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is proud to announce that fourteen members of the Class of 2017 have had their artwork added to the CBNA Permanent Art Collection.  Each year, senior students who have completed a prescribed course of visual arts study are invited to donate one piece of their two-dimensional artworks to the school’s collection.  The works by the following CBNA members of the Class of 2017 were displayed as a group exhibition during the summer at Barrington Family Practice and Walk-in Care and have returned to CBNA and are on display in the upper foyer area in Pinkham Hall for 2017-2018 school year.  During the summer exhibit in Barrington, a special opportunity allowed patrons of the Family Practice to cast their vote for their favorite piece.  Jennifer, Office Manager announced that Brielle MacLeod’s scratchboard drawing – k was the recipient of a $100 Visa gift card for receiving the most “people’s choice” votes throughout the June to September exhibit.

In honor of the 150th year of CBNA, the art department is pleased to announce additional special class exhibitions from the permanent art collection.  The class of 2016 is on display in the new lower conference room adjacent to the Library and the class of 2015 is on display in the Guidance Conference room, all will be on display for the remainder of the school year.

A total of  302 pieces have now been installed since the collection started with the class of 1987.  Congratulations recent graduates!

Class of 2017 Additions:

289 Cassandra Barnhart – Tastes like Travelling – Gouache on Paper – 14” x 18” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

290 Morgan Call – Half Dozen – Acrylic on Canvas Board – 16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

291 Emelia Cronshaw – You Hold My Heart – Pastel on Paper – 13” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

292 Abigail Devaney – Pony Tail – Scratchboard – 12” x 10” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

293 Curtis Lashon – Bottom Third of Frosty – Digital Color Photograph – 18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

294 Brielle Macleod – k. – Scratchboard – 11” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

295 Emily Marie – Hiding Behind the Mask – Colored Pencils – 20” x 16” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

296 Sophia Menjivar – Greasy Personality – Acrylic on Canvas Board – 11” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

297 Shaun Stevens – Dross – Watercolor & Ink on Paper – 10” x 12” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

298 Sarah Turmel – Laugh at the Beautiful – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

299 Elizabeth Ward – Starry Bright – Pastel on Paper –24” x 30” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

300 Isabella Wilson – Anura and I – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

301 Zowi Woodman – Hidden in the Trees – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

302 LilyGrace York – History is History – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)

 

 

 

Class Art Exhibitions on Display

In honor of the 150th year of CBNA, the art department is pleased to announce three special class exhibitions from the permanent art collection.  The class of 2017 is recently back from its summer exhibition at Barrrington Family Walk-in Care where Brielle Macleod receive the people’s choice award from their summer patrons.  The class of 2017 is currently on display in the upper foyer area of Pinkham Hall.  In addition, the class of 2016 is on display in the new lower conference room adjacent to the Library.  Finally, the class of 2015 will be on display in the Guidance Conference room. All will be on display for the remainder of the school year.

Permanent Art Collection

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.