CBNA FFA Students Compete in Events at the Deerfield Fair

CBNA FFA students Hunter Tetu (left) and Caleb Rollins celebrate their first place win in the Deerfield Fair Tractor Driving Competition.

CBNA FFA students Hunter Tetu (left) and Caleb Rollins celebrate their first place win in the Deerfield Fair Tractor Driving Competition.

The CBNA FFA Much-To-Do Chapter Forestry and Tractor Driving Teams competed at Deerfield Fair in the Forestry and Safe Tractor Driving Events on Friday, September 30, 2016 in the Annual Competitions against other FFA Chapters across the state.  The Tractor Driving teams did very well with the team of Hunter Tetu and Calen Rollins winning a blue ribbon for safe tractor driving and the team of Brenda Hayes and Paul Bane placing fifth in the same event. The event involved driving tractors through a course, using an excavator to dig and fill in a hole, tractor parts identification, and trouble shooting. In Forestry students competed in Log rolling, Cross Cutting, Bow Sawing, Tree Identification, Wood Split and Pulp Toss, with many students winning individual awards. The team of Ryan Graeme, Sam Whitehouse, Jacob McHugh, Wayne Libby, Devon Sullivan, Nick Jensen took home second place overall in Forestry events. Forestry Coaches are Vin and Nick Porcella and Much to Do Chapter advisors are Sarah Ward and Charles Whitten.



Ten Artworks From the Class of 2016 Added to CBNA Permanent Art Collection

Overwhelmed by Bille Pingree - Mixed Media

Mixed Media art work Overwhelmed by CBNA 2016 graduate Billie Pingree.

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Art Department is pleased to announce that ten members of the CBNA Class of 2016 have had their artworks 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 CBNA members of the Class of 2016 were displayed as a group exhibition during the summer at Barrington Family Practice and Walk-in Care and have returned to CBNA and will soon be on display in the upper foyer area in Pinkham Hall for 2016-2017 school year.  During the summer exhibit in Barrington, a special opportunity allowed patrons of the Family Practice to cast their votes for their favorite pieces.  Tammy Whitehouse, Office Manager, announced that Billie Pingree’s graphite and pen & ink drawing – Overwhelmed is the recipient of a $100 Visa gift card for receiving the most “People’s Choice” votes during the June to September exhibit.   Artists whose works have been donated include: Megan Elwell – the Lin Landscape – Gouache on Illustration Board; Arianna Gunderson – Wading for You – Acrylic on Canvas Board; Julia Harcourt – Xibalba – Digital B & W Photograph; Lily Hunt – Lush – Reverse Acrylic Painting on Glass; Samuel Koskela – Penni – Graphite on Paper; Ryu Kondrup – Disintegrating Island with Melting Red Tricycle – Acrylic on Canvas Board;  Hanna Marie – Emily the Flower Girl – Digital; Katherine Martel – Stairway of Mystery – Digital Photographs; Billie Pingree – Overwhelmed – Mixed Media – 20” x 16”; Julie Souryavong – Paper Adventures: A Self-Portrait – Digital Photographs.

Since the CBNA Permanent Art Collection started with the class of 1987, 288 pieces have been installed and are part of the school’s collection.  Congratulations recent graduates!


CBNA Seniors Named Semifinalists in 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced that Coe-Brown Northwood Academy seniors Davio Deluca of Nottingham and Caroline Lavoie of Barrington have been named as Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Mr. DeLuca and Miss Lavoie join approximately 16,000 other Semifinalists nationwide in this 62nd annual Merit Scholarship Program. These two seniors, along with other academically talented students, have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit scholarships worth about $33 million that will be offered next spring.  To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements including submitting a detailed application and essay to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.  About 90% of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.  Congratulations to Davio and Caroline on this achievement. Visit for more information about this competition.

CBNA Students Commended in 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

Headmaster David Smith of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy announced today that seniors Emilia Cronshaw of Strafford, Joshua Hall of Barrington and Zackary Pine of Strafford, have been named commended students in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program.  A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the headmaster to these scholastically talented seniors. About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.  Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.6 million students who entered the 2017 competition by taking the 2015 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC.  “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”


CBNA 2016 Graduate Places Second in Regional FFA Competition

CBNA 2016 graduate Sydney Wilson awarded second place at FFA Event at the Big E.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy 2016 graduate Sydney Wilson recently received second place in the FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Career Development Event at the Eastern States Exposition in Springfield. MA.  In the Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE, participants are given 30 minutes to deliver a speech on one of three assigned agricultural topics. Students must learn to think on their feet and develop an argument quickly and persuasively. Miss Wilson, a Nottingham resident, who is currently attending NHTI, spoke about the Impact of Urban Agriculture. She also won the state competition in the spring at the NH FFA Convention, and will be representing NH at the National FFA Convention in October.  Also attending the Big E from CBNA was the Horse Evaluation team of Preston Bethke, Molly DeTrude, Ryan Graeme, and Emery Travers, who also will be representing New Hampshire at the national level in October. The CBNA FFA chapter is advised by Sarah Ward and Charles Whitten.


CBNA to Host Winter Financial Aid Night

Jennifer Smith from the University of New Hampshire, a volunteer of the New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, will be conducting a Winter Financial Aid Night on Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room for students and families of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. Jennifer Smith will be providing information on the financial aid process, forms that will need to be completed, various programs that the government offers, and other available options that families can use to cover the cost of education.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Welcomes New Staff

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to introduce the newest members of its staff for the 2016-2017 school year.

Aaron Ash

Aaron Ash

Aaron Ash joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional. Mr. Ash is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and this is his first year in education. He is also a graduate of CBNA.











Jennifer Enlund

Jennifer Enlund

Jennifer Enlund joins the CBNA staff as our new Finance and Human Resources Coordinator. She brings much experience from the business and corporate world to her new position at CBNA. Ms. Enlund attended Hesser College, UNLV and New Hampshire College.










Kevin Evans

Kevin Evans

Kevin Evans is CBNA’s new facilities manager and comes to the school with a wealth of industry experience. He will also serve on the school’s Safety Committee.











Kristen Everett

Kristen Everett

Kristen Everett joins the CBNA staff with 19 years of teaching experience and will teach classes in Latin and Spanish. She attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland OR, and Lesley University in Cambridge MA.











Danielle Gosselin

Danielle Gosselin

Danielle Gosselin also joins the CBNA staff as a member of the visual arts department. Ms. Gosselin will be teaching classes in basic art, drawing and painting and ceramics & sculpture. She is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has a master’s degree from Maine College of Art.










Tiffany Hatstat

Tiffany Hatstat

Tiffany Hatstat is one of two new members of the CBNA Science Department. She has a B.S in Chemistry from Worcester State University and a M.S. from the University of New Hampshire. Tiffany will be teaching Chemistry and Physical Science this year.










Peter Larson

Peter Larson

Peter Larson is the other new member of the Coe-Brown Science Department. Dr. Larson comes to CBNA with 16 years of teaching experience in both university and high school settings. He has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Richmond and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Ohio University. He will be teaching classes in biology, zoology and introductory science.










Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason

Andrew Mason joins the CBNA Staff as a paraprofessional. Mr. Mason is a graduate of CBNA and attended Carroll University and Southern New Hampshire University.


CBNA FCCLA Attends Spring Conference

The CBNA Chapter members of FCCLA at the FCCLA State Conference and their advisors.

The CBNA Chapter members of FCCLA at the FCCLA State Conference and their advisors.

This year’s CBNA Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter worked very hard on many projects and it certainly showed at New Hampshire’s FCCLA Spring Conference at Attitash Grand Summit in Bartlett, NH in April. A majority of CBNA chapter members attended state conference where several students competed, placed, and received recognition for completing Star Events. Mikayla Prina and Chelsea McCallion received bronze for Chapter in Review. Ashley Reiff and Nicole Hodgdon received silver in their Chapter Service Project. Callie Brochu received silver for Illustrated Talk.  Mackenzi Prina entered Focus on Child and received gold.  Lexi Arsenault and Julia Cormier received gold for their Promote and Publicize project. In addition, Jolene Levesque, along with Densi van Gerena, received gold in Life Event Planning for their Homecoming project.  Not only did students receive medals for their efforts, but they also qualified to compete at the FCCLA National Convention should they decide to attend.

Desiree Wentworth worked hard reporting the chapter efforts to the state as the Connection Team Reporter and received second place for her work.  The CBNA FCCLA chapter received first place in the state for Community Service with its clothing drive and second place in Chapter Participation for the year. Students who did not compete at the conference were active volunteers and helped to make this year’s state conference a successful event.  All students worked incredibly hard and their advisors Mandy Morales, Toni Canfield and Jackie Lambert are very proud of their achievements.

Finally, the CBNA chapter of FCCLA would like to take a moment to recognize the following seniors who worked throughout the year to be active members. These students wore FCCLA sashes at graduation to represent their efforts in many areas of FCCLA, including community service, fundraising, completing the Power of One, and demonstrating proficiency in Family and Consumer courses:  Lexi Arsenault, Callie Brochu, Julia Cormier, Nicole Hodgdon, Jolene Levesque, Kenzi Prina, Ashley Reiff, Kayleigh Sherman, and Densi van Gerena. The chapter will miss their effort and presence as CBNA FCCLA members and wishes them the best of luck with their future endeavors.


CBNA Student Receives 2016 Dekalb Agricultural Award

CBNA senior Sydney M. Wilson (left) the 2016 recipient of the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award receiving her State FFA Degree and State Star Farmer Award in April of 2016.  Presenting the award is Manny Catala, State Parliamentarian.

CBNA senior Sydney M. Wilson (left) the 2016 recipient of the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award receiving her State FFA Degree and State Star Farmer Award in April of 2016. Presenting the award is Manny Catala, State Parliamentarian.

Sydney M. Wilson, 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.

Wilson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wilson of Nottingham, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience.  Some of Wilson’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included State Star Farmer, 2016, Big E Scholarship Winner, State Extemporaneous Speaking Champion, State Winner in Beef Production. Miss Wilson is under the supervision of Sarah Ward, agricultural education instructor at Coe-Brown.

For the past 69 years, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award has been received by more than 168,000 high school seniors from across the country, which has become a symbol for excellence in agricultural education.  As the 2016 winner of this award, Brown’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.


CBNA Students Compete in 2nd Congressional District Art Competition

Recently, a number of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students participated in the 35th annual Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery in Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s Second Congressional District.  They are as follows: from Barrington – Katherine Martel; from Northwood – Cassandra Barnhart, Ryu Kondrup, Lily Hunt, Sophia Menjivar, Billie Pingree, Julie Souryavong, and Sarah Turmel; from Nottingham – Kayleigh Bounds, Megan Elwell, and Kristina Seavey; from Strafford – Raven Barnes, Annabella Fasulo, Arianna Maker,  Jacob Pogorek and LilyGrace York. The exhibition, reception, and awards ceremony took place on Friday, May 6 at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord.  As a result of the competition, seniors Ryu Kondrup and Jacob Pogorek were recognized for their outstanding work by the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Ryu for his works Fluid Tricycle Dream, The Lost Roman and Phantom of the USS Squalus and Jacob for his works Frozen Fushia, Detachment and Neither Here nor There. Both students received scholarships of $1000 each to attend the Institute’s BFA program. Congratulations to all participants for their excellent work.

<em>The Lost Roman</em> by Ryu Kondrup, Gouache Painting

The Lost Roman by Ryu Kondrup, Gouache Painting

<em>Phantom of the USS Squalus</em> by Ryu Kondrup, Charcoal Drawing

Phantom of the USS Squalus by Ryu Kondrup, Charcoal Drawing

<em>Fluid Tricycle Daydream</em> by Ryu Kondrup, Acrylic

Fluid Tricycle Daydream by Ryu Kondrup, Acrylic

<em>Neither Here nor There</em> by Jacob Pogorek, Digital Photograph

Neither Here nor There by Jacob Pogorek, Digital Photograph

<em>Frozen Fushsia</em> by Jacob Pogorek, Digital Photograph

Frozen Fushsia by Jacob Pogorek, Digital Photograph

Jacob Pogorek, <em>Detachment</em>, Digital Photograph

Jacob Pogorek, Detachment, Digital Photograph