CBNA Announces Poetry Out Loud Contest

On Thursday, February 7, 2019, 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.

CBNA Students Recognized for 2019 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 700 submissions to The Scholastic Writing Awards that New Hampshire students sent this year, the following students from CBNA were honored:

Gold Key: Shayla Ashley (Strafford)

Silver Keys: Shayla Ashley (2) (Strafford), Meredith Gibson (Barrington), Skye Loto (Northwood), Madison Rollins (Northwood), Eva Roy (Northwood)

Honorable Mentions: Braelin Ash (Northwood), Hailley Brunner (Strafford), Alyssa Chalifour (Strafford), Carrie Colley (Northwood), Liby Downer (Strafford), Gabs Hendershot (Barrington), Seth Howard (Strafford), Kalli Linscott (Nottingham), Max Lupinacci (Barrington), Anya Marengo (Strafford), Sragvi Nomula (Strafford), Anna Principato (Nottingham), Madison Rollins (Northwood), and Joshua Warner (Barrington).

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 or an honorable mention will be published in this year’s edition of Middle/High School Voices.  Congratulations to this next generation of writers.

Sixteen CBNA Students Representing 26 Works of Art Earn Statewide Recognition in The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire 2019

CBNA Gold Key Noah’s Flood (oil on canvas ) by junior Fiona O’Shea

CBNA Gold Key Noah’s Flood (oil on canvas ) by junior Fiona O’Shea

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Visual Arts Department is pleased to announce that sixteen students received recognition in The 2019 Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire – A Regional Affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. Students from CBNA received seven Gold Keys, five Silver Keys and fourteen Honorable Mentions. The Gold Key works will continue on and compete in the national competition with national results announced in Mid-March. In addition, all of the pieces from Coe-Brown are part of an exhibit of 1074 pieces of Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention Award winning works from students statewide on display beginning Tuesday, January 22 through Saturday, February 10 at the Stockbridge Theater on the campus of Pinkerton Academy.  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 10.  Students in grades 7-9 will be honored at a ceremony beginning at noon, followed by grade 10-12 at 1:00 PM.  The exhibition will close at 3:00 PM on 2/10.

Coe-Brown student recipients are as follows:

Barrington

Cole Perra (11)
Honorable Mention – Photography, Title: Boats

Marissa Trevino (12)
Honorable Mention – Photography, Title:  Circles

Strafford

Mackenzie Anderson (10)
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration, Title: Wanderlust

Isabelle Allan (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Printmaking, Title: With the Flow

Morgan Burnap (10)
Gold Key Award – Photography, Title: Head in the Clouds
Gold Key Award – Photography, Title: Whirlwind
Silver Key Award – Photography, Title:  Waves
Honorable Mention – Photography, Title: I’m Fine

Sragvi Nomula (9)
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration, Title: Finding Wings

Fiona O’Shea (10)
Gold Key Award – Painting, Title: Noah’s Flood
Gold Key Award – Painting, Title: Fray
Gold Key Award – Painting, Title: Hyacinth
Gold Key Award – Painting, Title: The Fall of Icarus
Silver Key Award – Drawing & Illustration, Title: Me, 2018
Honorable Mention Award – Painting, Title: God Complex

Drusilla Szatko (10)
Silver Key Award – Printmaking, Title: Oh Brother

Nottingham

Sydney Neuman (12)
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration, Title: Wanderlust

Reegan Osborne (12)
Silver Key Award – Painting, Title: Creator of My Universe
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration, Title: Angel

Northwood

Alivia DiPrizio (12)
Gold Key Award – Drawing & Illustration, Title: Daingean Ui Chuis

Alyssa Hill (12)
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration, Title: Sustainability
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration, Title: Flowing

Brianna Jackson (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Photography, Title: Bullying

Nicolas LaMontagne (12)
Honorable Mention Award – Painting, Title: Hill House

Jessica Sternberg (12)
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration, Title: Frozen Memories

Isabel May (10)
Silver Key Award – Photography, Title: Chapoteo

 

CBNA Robotics Team Qualifies for States

CBNA Robotics Team from left: Alasdair Morrison, Cordelia Norris, Noah Sinnamon, Nick Dyer, Emily Buehne, and Austin Carrier

CBNA Robotics Team from left: Alasdair Morrison, Cordelia Norris, Noah Sinnamon, Nick Dyer, Emily Buehne, and Austin Carrier

On Saturday, January 19, CBNA’s Robotics teams, Ursa Major A, B, and C, competed against 42 other teams at ConVal Regional High School in the last tournament of the season. Competition was fierce as teams tried to secure a spot in the upcoming State Tournament. All three teams finished strong in the quarterfinals qualification rounds. Team members Austin Carrier and Emily Buehne had a 7th place finish heading into the quarterfinals. Noah Sinnamon and Nick Dyer finished 19th and Cordelia Norris and Alasdair Morrison finished 23rd. Emily and Austin then became Alliance Captains heading into the quarterfinals. Choosing Team C, Nick and Noah, for their alliance, the two teams faced off in the first elimination round against two Pinkerton Academy teams. After a solid win, Teams B and C advanced to Round Two of elimination were they were outscored by teams from Thetford, Vt. All three teams had superb performances. Team C (Ruby Carr, Emily Buehne, and Austin Carrier) moved on to States.  Team B (Noah Sinnamon and Nick Dyer) received the Judges’ Award.

 

CBNA FBLA Volunteers

CBNA FBLA members serving at New Horizons Soup Kitchen - left to right: Riley Smith, Hailie Holland, and advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak

CBNA FBLA members serving at New Horizons Soup Kitchen – left to right: Riley Smith, Hailie Holland, and advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak

Members of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), along with their advisor Dr. Joann Zylak, recently volunteered at the New Horizons Soup Kitchen in Manchester serving food to homeless housed at the shelter over the holidays and were also able to donate five boxes of food donated by the CBNA community.  FBLA members were also able to donate a number of donated/collected items including clothes, blankets, toys, shoes and boots to Angie’s Shelter for Women in Manchester as part of the FBLA goal of helping the community.

 

CBNA Among the Top Ten High Schools in NH

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is excited to announce that it was recently ranked in the top ten high schools in New Hampshire according to Niche.com’s 2019 Best Public High Schools list.  The ranking is based on data received from the U.S. Department of Education, surveys from parents and students, assessment scores and information provided by the school. Further information about the ranking can be found at https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-public-high-schools/s/new-hampshire/. For more information about CBNA, explore this site. Congratulations to the CBNA community for this recognition.

 

CBNA Senior Named Semifinalist in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Alice Ewing

CBNA senior Alice Ewing, Semifinalist in Merit Scholarship Program

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced that Coe-Brown senior Alice Ewing has been named a Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Miss Ewing joins approximately 16,000 other Semifinalists nationwide in this annual program who were the highest scoring students in their states on the 2017 PSAT which served as an initial screen of program entrants.  Miss Ewing along with these other academically talented students, has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit scholarships worth more than $31 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 Alice Ewing on this achievement.

CBNA Senior Named Semifinalist in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Alice Ewing

CBNA senior Alice Ewing, Semifinalist in Merit Scholarship Program

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced that Coe-Brown senior Alice Ewing has been named a Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Miss Ewing joins approximately 16,000 other Semifinalists nationwide in this annual program who were the highest scoring students in their states on the 2017 PSAT which served as an initial screen of program entrants.  Miss Ewing along with these other academically talented students, has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit scholarships worth more than $31 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 Alice Ewing on this achievement.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy High School Information Nights

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be holding Information Nights for parents who are interested in learning more about the school. Although these nights are focused on Strafford, Northwood, Nottingham, and Barrington anyone is welcome to attend either night. This is an opportunity to learn more about the curriculum and what programs are available at Coe-Brown as parents make their decisions about where to send their children to high school. The night will include an information session presented by the Administration and Guidance, opportunity to ask questions, as well as a tour of the campus. The Northwood/Strafford Night will be Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 and the Nottingham/Barrington Night will be Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 in the Gerrish Gym (main building).

CBNA Forensics Students Remotely Access Electron Microscope

Students seated at lab tables learning about forensics

Students, from left Jacob Rich, Emma Tobbe, and Olivia Roach, looking at forensic samples on a conference call with Mrs. Nancy Cherim of the UNH Instrumentation Center.

Recently, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Forensics students had the opportunity to remotely access a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) courtesy of the University of New Hampshire’s Instrumentation Center through the collaboration of science faculty member Mrs. Tiffany Thompson and Mrs. Nancy Cherim, an Analytical Instrumentation Scientist at UNH. Forensic students and science faculty members had the opportunity to submit forensic samples to be analyzed. Through a video conference call with Mrs. Cherim, students were able to examine and measure the size of many different samples such as dog hairs, human hair, and other plant and animal specimens. From this opportunity, students were able to experience what is like to be a forensic scientist in the real world and see the difficulty in matching hair evidence to a single person or animal.