CBNA Science Club Has Successful Balloon Launch

Prep for balloon launch 2

CBNA science students prepare the payload for their recent successful balloon launch.

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Science Club, working in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire Project SMART summer program, the Project SMART outreach program (CBNA, Londonderry High School and Timberlane High School) and Dr. Tony Phillips’ Earth to Sky Calculus program based in California had successful balloon launches on Saturday, November 23, 2015. The East Coast Project Smart and the Earth to Sky Calculus program have developed a cooperative venture to launch balloons simultaneously from the West and East coasts carrying payloads to measure difference in the radiation levels at the edge of the atmosphere between East and West. East Coast students and their advisors launched two balloons near New London, NH starting with the first release at 10:37 am on Saturday, November 23. The flights lasted about two hours reaching 102,000 feet – the edge of space.  CBNA’s team recovered the California team’s payload near Steep Falls, Maine on Saturday afternoon. CBNA also recovered its payload near Freeport, Maine on the afternoon of Sunday, November 24, caught high in a tree, making recovery difficult. The chase for recovery involved over 500 miles of driving throughout the weekend. This novel flight was commissioned by Dr. Peter Bloser from UNH for the purpose of flying a prototype scintillator that is being developed for use on spacecraft. The results from that part of mission are still being processed by the group from Londonderry High School.  The CBNA team did an outstanding job on the flight line. The camera bay design, release mechanism, and flight vehicle were CBNA’s primary responsibility. This flight resulted in some of the highest quality images of the edge of space obtained yet by a CBNA mission. Congratulations to all of these talented student scientists.

We invite you to watch the following video with captioned images and video clips that highlight the experience:

CBNA Chapter of FBLA Attends Fall Leadership Workshop

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FBLA Chapter members attend Fall Leadership workshop at SNHU

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FBLA Chapter members attend Fall Leadership workshop at SNHU

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) connected with other FBLA chapters in NH, at the 44th Annual Fall Leadership Workshop, an all-day event, hosted by Southern New Hampshire University on October 22, 2015.

Students attended a presentation on FBLA Leadership, as well as a presentation by Kent Julian, President of LiveitFoward.com who encouraged the students there to take 100 percent ownership of their lives. Students also participated in team building activities and a workshop with Robin Organ who started an organization called Project Green Schools, a group that encourages schools to “go green” and help to make the Earth a better place to live.

FBLA members from CBNA who attended were seniors Brittany Guillemette, Megan Percy, Nicole Beaupre, Brendan Fallon, Megan Elwell, Tayla George, and Jared Nelson; juniors Steven Chase, Caitlyn Pitre, Derek Myers, Summer Barnes, Abigail Dupuis, Amanda Bolduc, Mikayla Prina, Chelsea McCallion, Emily Ketchum, and Maddy Cillo and sophomores Drew Stevens, Nate Schroeder, and Amaya Newport.

 

CBNA FCCLA Chapter to Host Parent’s Night Out

Attention all busy parents needing to get some Christmas shopping done! Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter will be hosting a “Parent’s Night Out”, on December 12,, 2015 from 4-7 pm at Cowabunga’s Indoor Playground in Hooksett, NH. The members of FCCLA are qualified for childcare, and are planning fun activities for all the children. The cost is $10 which includes a $2 donation going towards the FCCLA Chapter. Senior Alexis Arsenault is organizing the event as her Senior Portfolio Project. Please RSVP as soon as possible to either amorales@coebrown.org or Mandy Morales at (603) 942-5531 ext. 141.

CBNA FFA Members Help Clean up Land in Northwood

CBNA FFA chapter members and town volunteers prepare to clean up town property on Olde Canterbury Road in Northwood.

CBNA FFA chapter members and town volunteers prepare to clean up town property on Olde Canterbury Road in Northwood.

On November 5, 2015, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FFF “Much-To-Do” Chapter members, along with local volunteers and town officials helped to clean up a town owned piece of property near Olde Canterbury Road in Northwood, NH that was heavily littered with tires, trash, wood and other debris. The town is trying to clean the land to improve the environment in the area, as well as so that the property can be sold. One of the missions of FFA is to do community service that benefits the community in regards to its natural resources. Students learn valuable lessons in recycling, land value, personal skills in community responsibility with regards to safety, as well as helping restore aesthetics to their community. FFA members involved with the project included Sydney Wilson, Anna Prescott-Nichols, Shayne Henry, Jason Palmer, Clayton Canfield, Emery Travers, Ryan Graeme, Sam Whitehouse, and advisor Sarah Ward. Volunteers from the town of Northwood included Town Administrator Joe Gunter, Town Representative Tim Jandebeur, the Porcella Family and employees of North Ridge Construction and Tucker Docko of Docko Excavation. Students will be returning at a later to continue to help continue the process as there is still a great deal of work still to do.

 

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