CBNA Graduate Receives National FFA Award

CBNA Graduate Receives National FFA AwardCoe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that 2015 graduate Meghan Chryst represented NH in the National FFA Dairy Handler’s Career Development Event (CDE) at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY on October 29, 2015.  In the Dairy Handler Event, 29 students across the country represented their chapters and states showing dairy cattle.  Meghan was selected to show Brown Swiss cattle and for her efforts received a silver recognition for her efforts. Meghan is currently attending NHTI for general studies and serving as the Granite State FFA secretary.  Meghan lives in Strafford on her family’s alpaca farm.

The National FFA Organization is national youth organization of 629,367 student members as a part of 7,757 local FFA Chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

 

 

CBNA Announces Results of “Trick Or Treat So Kids Can Eat” Food Drive

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) and its student honorary organization, the International Thespian Society, are pleased to announce the results of Coe- Brown Northwood Academy’s participation in the International Thespian Society’s Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat program, a national community service initiative for ITS-member schools to help communities by collecting food for local charities and food banks. On October 30 and 31, CBNA Thespian Troupe #5976 collected 1304 pounds of canned food and dry goods which were donated to the Northwood Food Pantry. Senior Ryan Wadleigh chaired the collection drive as his senior project and 40 CBNA students assisted her with the collection, sorting and delivery. Troupe #5976 would like to thank everyone who contributed canned goods during the drive. Students would like you to know that you’ve made a huge difference for people in need throughout the community.

The International Thespian Society is the student honorary organization of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), a national nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 student and professional members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), which has inducted more than two million theatre students since its founding in 1929.

 

Vote for Mr. McCormick to Conduct the Boston Pops!

Please vote for Mr. McCormick to win the opportunity to conduct the Boston Pops next month.  You will need to register on the radio station website, but we think he’s worth it! You can vote once per day from Nov 13-19th.  Please share this message with all interested parties!

Link:  http://manchester.upickem.net/engine/Registration.aspx?contestid=197218

Thirteen Artworks Added to CBNA Permanent Art Collection From the Class of 2015

Would You Go With Me? Award Winning Digital Photograph by CBNA 2015 Graduate Alexa Barnes.Thirteen members of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s Class of 2015 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. These works were displayed as a group exhibition during the summer at Barrington Family Practice and Walk-in Care and have returned to CBNA and are now displayed in the upper foyer area in Pinkham Hall for 2015-2016 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. Tammy Whitehouse, Office Manager announced that Alexa Barnes’s photograph – Would You Go With Me? is the recipient of a $100 dollar gift card for receiving the most votes throughout the June to September exhibit.   Since the collection started with the class of 1987, 279 pieces have been installed. Congratulations recent graduates! Recent contributors and their art works include:

Abigail Ahern – Road Trip – Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 12” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Alexa Barnes – Would You Go With Me? – Digital Photograph – 18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Alandra Beaver – Winterized Summer – Acrylic on Canvas – 22” x 32” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Alyssa Bussiere – Embera – Digital Photograph – 18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Oliva Drew – Blank Space – Digital Photograph – 24” x 12” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Hannah Eaton – Torn – Mixed Media – 18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Allison Jones – Calm – Mixed Media on Wood – 13” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Andrew Lambert – CBNA Snapshot – Digital Photographs – 22” x 28” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Megan Leduke – Not so Different – Adobe Illustrator –20” x 16” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Jesse Ohrenberger – Mishol-Ha – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –24” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Haley Ruth – Saying Goodbye – Charcoal – 16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Veronica Swindell – Red Sky Morning – Mixed Media – 11” x 8.5” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Alexander Yonchak – Reflection – Digital Photographs – 18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

CBNA FCCLA 2014-2015 Chapter Activities

FCCLA Members 2015 assembly

CBNA FCCLA 2015 members left to right: (back row l-r) Densi van Gerena, Nick Lounsbury, Mrs. Canfield, Shane Marshall, Austin Anderson, Sydney Fisher, Ashley Reiff, Kayla Williamson, Allison Jones, Angela Dutcher, Mrs. Morales (front row l-r) Meraya Knight, Desiree Wentworth, Jolene Levesque, Nicole Hodgdon, Callie Brochu, Lexi Arsenault

PRESS RELEASE: This year has been a very busy year for Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America. FCCLA, formally FHA, is the only career and technical organization that focuses on family. Student members and officers of this organization believe in the need for strong families in our society and many plan to enter into careers relating to the fields of social work, psychology, education, and culinary arts

The 2014-15 CBNA FCCLA chapter was led by a great officer team, which included: President, senior Claire Decker (Northwood); Secretary, senior Meraya Knight (Northwood); Treasurer, senior Austin Anderson (Strafford); Membership Representative, senior Debbie Peabody (Northwood); Reporter, senior Crystal Janvrin (Northwood); and Connection Team Officer, junior Kenzi Prina (Nottingham). In addition, senior Anna Jennison (Nottingham) demonstrated amazing leadership skills and dedication representing CBNA by serving as a NH FCCLA state officer as State Vice President of Community Service.

In September, CBNA FCCLA hosted the Homecoming Pancake Breakfast, which was a great success in its first year. Later in the fall, the chapter helped Meraya Knight with her Stuff-a-Bus food drive for End 68 Hours of Hunger, an organization that provides food for the weekends to local children in need. This event began a relationship between the two organizations. CBNA FCCLA has been volunteering one week per month to pack the bags for the End 68 Hours of Hunger program that serves Northwood, Nottingham and Strafford.

CBNA FCCLA was also represented in April at the NH FCCLA Spring Conference at Attitash. The following students competed at the state level and qualified to compete at the National FCCLA conference in July: seniors Claire Decker and Debbie Peabody received gold for Promote and Publicize; senior Allison Jones (Epsom) received silver in Recycle and Redesign; senior Kayla Williamson (Strafford) received silver in Teach and Train; senior Meraya Knight received silver in the category of National Programs in Action; senior Austin Anderson received silver in Life Event Planning; and juniors Jolene Levesque (Northwood), Densi van Gerena (Northwood), and Nicole Hodgdon (Strafford), received silver for State Display. All chapter members and officers who attended Spring Conference also worked extremely hard as volunteers to help the conference run smoothly and represented Coe-Brown with great pride.

With the current school year coming to a close, the following 2015-16 students were inducted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, as the new officers for the CBNA FCCLA Chapter: Membership Representative, Densi van Gerena; Connection Team Reporter, sophomore Desiree Wentworth (Barrington); Media Coordinator, sophomore Donald MacCallum (Northwood); Activities Coordinator, junior Callie Brochu (Deerfield); Treasurer, freshman Allison Rose (Northwood); Secretary, Mackenzi Prina; Vice President, Jolene Levesque; and President, Nicole Hodgdon.

Advisors Mrs. Mandy Morales and Mrs. Toni Canfield are incredibly proud of these, and all members of the CBNA FCCLA chapter, for their many accomplishments this year. Congratulations to all.

 

CBNA Students Participate in Congressional Art Competition

Twenty-two Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students recently participated in the 34th Annual Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery in Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s Second Congressional District. These students are: from Barrington – Abigail Ahern, Alyssa Bussiere Olivia Drew and Jamie Pratt; from Northwood – Alexa Barnes, Hannah Herter, Julie Souryavong, Lily Hunt, Sadie Sabina, Erika Grand,   Megan Leduke, Audrey Getman, Jesse Ohrenberger, Billie Pingree, Veronica Swindell and Ryu Kondrop; from Nottingham – Gage Desrosiers and Andrew Lambert and from Strafford – Alandra Beaver, Hannah Eaton, Jacquelyn Stevens and Alexander Yonchak. The exhibition, reception, and awards ceremony took place on Friday, May 1, 2015, from 6:00- 7:30 pm at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord. Based on his entries, junior Ryu Kondrup was awarded a scholarship to attend the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Pre-College Program. Congratulations to all.

Junior Ryu Kondrup’s award winning art works:

Dragon Eye, Scratchboard

Dragon Eye, Scratchboard

Pug, Colored Pencil

Pug, Colored Pencil

CBNA FBLA Chapter Attends State Leadership Conference

CBNA FBLA Members at the State Convention: left to right Taylor Richardson, Cody Vaughn, Brittany Guillemette, Alex Yonchak, Maxim Begin, Nate Schroeder, Lauren Velleca, Meghan Percy, Nicole Beaupre, and advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak.

CBNA FBLA Members at the State Convention: left to right Taylor Richardson, Cody Vaughn, Brittany Guillemette, Alex Yonchak, Maxim Begin, Nate Schroeder, Lauren Velleca, Meghan Percy, Nicole Beaupre, and advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter participated in the FBLA State Leadership Conference which was held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester on March 31 and April 1, 2015. Students competed in many business related areas and received several awards and recognitions. A Chapter Award for Who’s Who in FBLA went to junior Brittany Guillemette of Strafford for her work in Breast Cancer Awareness, and the whole chapter received an Honorary Chapter Award for the number of activities they have participated in throughout the year. The Marketing Team of Brittany Guillemette, junior Nicole Beaupre of Northwood and junior Meghan Percy of Barrington received a medal for third place, and each received a $1,000 scholarship to SNHU. Other awards included an honorable mention in Introduction to Communications for freshman Nate Schroeder, of Strafford. Taylor Richardson, a senior from Strafford placed third in the state in Business Procedures and Maxim Begin, a freshman from Northwood, placed third in Business Math. Others who attended and competed were senior Alex Yonchak from Strafford in Impromptu Speaking, senior Cody Vaughn from Northwood in Client Services, and senior Lauren Velleca from Northwood in Accounting. Every student who received an award is eligible to compete in Chicago, Illinois, at the National FBLA Convention in their respective areas later this year.

 

2015 Trip to France Information

The next France trip is planned for June 1016.  This time we plan on visiting Paris, then heading to the south of France to see Lyon, Nimes, Avignon, and Nice (on the Mediterranean), with an emphasis on the Roman ruins to be found in each area.  Of course, local cuisine will also be featured throughout.

Use the following link to get more details, and you can also email Louise Palmer at lplamer@coebrown.org.

Information: http://goo.gl/RkHPAx

  • Temporary Access Code: PM_6138 (Do not forget the “underscore” between the letters & the numbers.)
  • Temporary Password: 6138! (Do not forget the “exclamation mark” at the end of the numbers.)

 

Coe-Brown Students Recognized for 2015 Scholastic Writing Awards

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531
elent@coebrown.org

 Coe-Brown Students Recognized for 2015 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 300 submissions to The Scholastic Writing Awards which New Hampshire students sent this year, the following students from CBNA were honored:

  • Gold Keys: Sophia Chartier ( Nottingham), Megan Leduke (Northwood)
  • Silver Keys: Kristina Seavey (Northwood), Grace Blake (Strafford), Emily Cunningham (Northwood), Nicole Durell (Barrington) (3), Hannah Eaton (Strafford), Claire Hammond (Nottingham), Kayla Pollak (Northwood), Kelsey Wallace (Strafford)
  • Honorable Mentions: Cassandra Barnhart (Northwood), Sandra Black (Nottingham), Amanda Bolduc (Nottingham), Paul Colson (Strafford), Jackson Douglas (Strafford), Sarah Dupuis (Barrington), Caroline Lavoie (Barrington), Megan Leduke (Northwood) (2), Ahna McCusker (Northwood), Alexander Mercedes (Strafford), Sadie Sabina  (Northwood), Amy Searing (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 will be published in this year’s edition of Middle/High School Voices.  Congratulations to this next generation of writers.

CBNA ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF “TRICK OR TREAT SO KIDS CAN EAT” FOOD DRIVE

November 5, 2014

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531 ext. 237
elent@coebrown.org

CBNA ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF “TRICK OR TREAT SO KIDS CAN EAT” FOOD DRIVE

The Educational Theatre Association (EdTA) and its student honorary organization, the International Thespian Society, are pleased to announce the results of Coe- Brown Northwood Academy’s participation in the International Thespian Society’s Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat program, a national community service initiative for ITS-member schools to help communities by collecting food for local charities and food banks. On October 30 and 31, CBNA Thespian Troupe #5976 collected 1665 pounds of canned food and dry goods which were donated to the Northwood Food Pantry. Senior Hannah Grady chaired the collection drive as her senior project and 40 CBNA students assisted her with the collection, sorting and delivery. Troupe #5976 would like to thank everyone who contributed canned goods during the drive. Students would like you to know that you’ve made a huge difference for people in need throughout the community.

The International Thespian Society (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students. There are more than 3,900 affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. ITS is the student honorary organization of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), a national nonprofit organization with approximately 90,000 student and professional members. EdTA’s mission is shaping lives through theatre education by: honoring student achievement in theatre and enriching their theatre education experience; supporting teachers by providing professional development, networking opportunities, resources, and recognition; and influencing public opinion that theatre education is essential and builds life skills. EdTA operates the International Thespian Society (ITS), which has inducted more than two million theatre students since its founding in 1929. EdTA also publishes Dramatics, a monthly magazine for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, a quarterly journal for theatre education professionals.