On Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 6 pm in the Gerrish Gym, twenty Coe-Brown students will participate in this year’s Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Poetry Out Loud school contest as part of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, presented in partnership with the NH Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation. This program is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. The CBNA winner will advance to the regional competition. New Hampshire’s champion will then advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed. This event is free and open to the public.
The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Art Department is pleased to announce that twenty-three visual arts students received recognition in The 2018 Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire – A Regional Affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. Students from CBNA received nine Gold Keys, ten Silver Keys and twenty-one Honorable Mentions. The Gold Key works will continue on and compete in the national competition with national results announced in Mid-March. In addition, pieces from Coe-Brown are part of an exhibit of 968 pieces of Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention Award winning works from students statewide on display beginning Tuesday, January 16 through Saturday, February 4 at the Stockbridge Theatre on the campus of Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH. The exhibition is open to the public Mon. – Fri. 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. An awards reception will take place in the theatre on Sunday, February 4. Students in grades 7-9 will be honored at a ceremony beginning at noon, followed by honors for grades 10-12 at 1:00 pm and ending with the closing of the exhibition at 3 pm.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy student recipients are as follows:
Domminique Depianti (12)
Honorable Mention – Drawing & IllustrationTitle: Sugar Rush
Sarah Dorion (12)
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title: When the Storm Comes
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title: Beyond the Seven Seas
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title: New Beginnings
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title: In the Shadows
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title: Night Ride
Isabelle Lupinacci (12)
Honorable Mention – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Serene Safari
Alicia Baratier (12)
Gold Key Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Dooley
Honorable Mention – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Emotionless
Raven Barnes (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Open Water, Open Mind
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Dry Air
Morgan Burnap (9)
Gold Key Award – Photography – Title: Apple Harvest
Gold Key Award – Photography – Title: Sunrise
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title: Top of the Tower
Fiona O’Shea (10)
Gold Key Award – Painting – Title: Legacy
Gold Key Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: September
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Confidence/youthful prince
Elizabeth Parece (12)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: Ferris wheel
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Chlorophytum Comosum
Drew Trembley (12)
Gold Key Award – Photography – Title: Rocks on a Seashore
Gold Key Award – Photography – Title: Stars over Bow Lake
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: The Good Ole’ Days
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Jetty
Emily Dallaire (10)
Gold Key Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Printed
Silver Key Award – Printmaking – Title: Nevermore
Madelyn Dallaire (12)
Honorable Mention – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Starlet
Shannon Jackson (10)
Sliver Key Award – Painting – Title: Untitled 1984
Hayleigh McNeil (10)
Silver Key Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Delicious Donuts
Reegan Osborne (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Sent From Heaven
Caitlyn Ustaszewski (12)
Honorable Mention Award – Digital Art – Title: Campfire Stories
Sierra Baker (12)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: Feathers
Jeremy Foster (10)
Honorable Mention Award – Printmaking – Title: Naturally
Brianna Jackson (10)
Honorable Mention Award – Printmaking – Title: Perfection in Purple
Nicolas LaMontagne (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Log
Tyler LaMontagne (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Water Bubble
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Fustic Leaves
Mabel Mackey (10)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: Cooped Up
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Quercus Phellos (Acorn Tops)
Sarah Madore (12)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: Crinkled
Courtney Snow (12)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: Blurred Actions
Mark & Carol Davis of Pawtuckaway Nursery in Lee, NH recently donated a Japanese Maple to Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. The tree, which was planted in the Science Building entry way garden by the CBNA Landscaping class on December 5, 2017, is a “Spring Delight” which has cascading threadlike leaves with soft green leaves and pinkish red margins in the spring, turning vivid green in the summer and assorted orange hues in the fall. It will be approximately 7-10’ when mature. For the last two years, the Davis family has also donated interesting specimen trees – a weeping hemlock and a weeping tamarack – which are planted on the grounds of Smith Hall on the CBNA campus. Thank you to Mark and Carol Davis for their generosity, and for helping CBNA maintain and sustain its beautiful grounds.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present a showcase of student directed one act comedies on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus. The evening will feature works directed by seven CBNA seniors including The Mental and Emotional Deterioration of the Late Night Paper Writer an original piece by Sandra Black, a play about the dangers of procrastination, directed by the author, featuring Katie Spadafora, Madison Rollins, Cailinn Monahan, Cassuarina French, Cody Peck, Braelin Ash and Rylee Rogers ; a look at the college recruitment process with 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview by Ian McWethy directed by Zachary Helm featuring Connor Nowak, Mary Katherine Patteson, Maeva Kibbe, Caitlin Reynolds, Courtney Snow, Shemrey Lussier, Brianna Jackson and Jacob Nesmith; Extinction by Jacob Lock, also an original work, a look at a post-apocalyptic world, directed by the author and featuring Lily Marston and Mirah Johnston; the dramedy GBF Forever by Asher Wyndham directed by Casey Szmyt featuring Winter Lussier and Dylan Detrude; the offbeat love story Acorn by David Graziano directed by Julia Sommer featuring Mackenzie Flanders and Brian Downer; Backflip by Catherine Butterfield, a look at a therapist and his unconventional patient, directed by Erin Boodey and featuring Aiden Schutte and Darin Sweet; and the madcap comedy Vital Organs by Jonathan Dorff and directed by Nina Laramee featuring Ian Gollihur, Cameron Black, Patrick Helm, Alexander Mercedes and Lauren Rose. Several of the pieces contain material which may not be suitable for younger audiences. General admission tickets are $6 and will be available at the door the night of the show or at www.cbnanh.booktix.com. For further information contact elent
.org or call 603-942-9931 ext. 237.
The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that this year’s Winter Arts Festival will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in the main building of the CBNA campus, in Northwood. The festival will open at 6 pm to a student exhibition of entries to The Scholastic Art Awards in the Multi-Purpose Room. At 7 pm, the Select Chorus will formally open the evening followed by a visual presentations of award recipients that will be moving on to the regional level of the Scholastic Art Awards of NH, and then performances by the CBNA Concert Chorus and members of CBNA theatre classes. The evening will conclude with a performance by the CBNA Concert Band. Students, faculty, friends and community members are all invited. As in the past, this special evening in the arts helps to provide additional financial support for supplies and repairs for the programs of the CBNA Fine Arts Department that cannot be planned for in advance. Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated. Admission is free to all participating students, while general admission is $5.00 each or $20.00 for a family of four or more. Please join us for a memorable evening of visual and performing arts.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be hosting some very special guests on Friday, November 17, at 6:30 pm at Smith Hall on the CBNA Campus, Northwood, NH. The Harlem Rockets, a talented group of basketball entertainers who combine incredible show time basketball skills and family-friendly comedy will face the CBNA Faculty All-Stars in a game benefiting the CBNA boys and girls basketball programs,
Having played over 2500 games in 16 years without a single defeat, the Harlem Rockets offer something for everyone to enjoy. Sports enthusiasts will be intrigued by the athleticism and size of the Rockets. Basketball aficionados will be dazzled by the ball-handling wizardry of Kaseem “The Ankle Breaker” Williams, one of the world’s extraordinary street-ball dribblers. Audiences will also be intrigued by the game of Junie “King of the Battleground Champion” Sanders and left awestruck by high-flying dunks of Anthony “Amazing” Gordon and Angelo “TNT” Gordon, and since this is comedy basketball, the Harlem Rockets will present the Zaniest Showman of All Time……. Tex Barnwell “One of Show Basketball’s All Time Greats”, the “Crown Prince of Laughs”. The Harlem Rockets incorporate the audience, especially children, into the show and are always available to meet the fans and give autographs at halftime and after the game.
In this special event to raise money for the CBNA Basketball Program, the CBNA Faculty All-Stars have graciously agreed to face the Harlem Rockets. The Faculty All Stars include Sam Struthers, Mark Carrier, Brent Tkaczyk, Tim Cox, Bill Clarke, Joel Kutylowski, Nate Bassett, Michael Clauss, Karen Carey, Peter Attisano, Aaron Ash, Andrew Mason, Shawn White and Ryan Smith.
Advance tickets for what promises to be a fun-filled evening for the community are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults and are available from basketball team members or at the CBNA Main Office. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the game at a cost of $10 for students and seniors and $12 for adults. Get your tickets early. This is a special event you don’t want to miss.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present the classic musical Godspell, Conceived and originally directed by John-Michael Tebelak with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz on Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 26, 27 & 28, 2017, in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus. In Godspell, which is based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, a small group of people help Jesus tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a hefty dose of comedy. The show includes an eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville which are employed as the story dances across the stage. Jesus’ messages of kindness, tolerance, community and love come vibrantly to life in this well-known musical. The ensemble cast includes Braelin Ash, Shayla Ashley, Brian Downer, Mackenzie Flanders, Nina Laramee, Cooper Leduke, Paige Marston, Alex Mercedes, Connor Nowak, Alyssa Reiff, Rylee Rogers, Allison Rose, Aiden Schutte, Julia Sommer, and Darin Sweet with additional performances by Mirah Johnston, and Lily Marston. Production stage manager junior Cody Peck will be leading an experienced production team of skilled theatre technicians who will bring Godspell to life. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with assistance and choreography from faculty member Kolby Hume. Music direction is by David Deardorff. Reserved tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and are available at http://cbnanh.booktix.com. For further information, call 942-5531, ext. 237, or email elent
.org. Hope to see you there.
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)
On October 2nd, 2017, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will present Mozart and Salieri, an opera in one act by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov. This rare masterpiece will feature tenor and CBNA alumnus Michael Dodge in the role of Mozart, baritone Rob McGinness as Salieri, accompanied by Dr. Dan Perkins of Plymouth State University on piano. The performance will take place in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA Campus at 7pm. The opera will be sung in the original Russian with English translations supplied. Admission is by freewill donation. Rob McGuiness is a graduate of Oberlin Conservatory and will receive his Master of Music from Peabody Institute in May. As a scholar of musicology and theory, Michael Dodge has presented research papers on vocal music at conferences in the United States and abroad. Michael holds degrees from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, and the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University where he worked as a graduate assistant and was awarded the George Woodhead Prize in Voice. Dr. Dan Perkins is in his 24th year at Plymouth State University (NH), where he is professor of music and director of choral activities, and in 2007 was appointed the first Stevens-Bristow Distinguished Professor.
- FBLA Week at CBNAFebruary 2, 2018 - 9:27 am
- CBNA Students Recognized for 2018 Scholastic Writing AwardsJanuary 31, 2018 - 5:10 pm
- CBNA FFA Chapter Attends FFA Winter Leadership CampJanuary 25, 2018 - 3:49 pm
- CBNA Announces Poetry Out Loud ContestJanuary 24, 2018 - 5:08 pm
- Twenty-Three CBNA Students Representing 40 Works of Art Receive Statewide Recognition in Scholastic Art Awards 2018January 24, 2018 - 3:44 pm