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.

 

CBNA Theatre Students to Present Love’s Labor’s Lost October 25, 26, 27, 2018

From left – Ferdinand (Cooper Leduke), Berowne (Brian Downer), Longaville (Aiden Schutte), and Dumain (Connor Nowak) swear an oath for no fun, food or females in CBNA Theatre’s production of Love’s Labor’s Lost

From left – Ferdinand (Cooper Leduke), Berowne (Brian Downer), Longaville (Aiden Schutte), and Dumain (Connor Nowak) swear an oath for no fun, food or females in CBNA Theatre’s production of Love’s Labor’s Lost

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present William Shakespeare’s romantic romp, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 25, 26 & 27, 2018, at 7 PM, in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.  One of Shakespeare’s early comedies, this adaptation is set in Navarre High School, circa 1999. The story concerns four students, led by Ferdinand, who swear oaths of no fun, no food and no females in order to focus on their studies, and ask a bunch of other students to do the same. However, when four young ladies led by the Princess of France, come for a visit, they (of course) break those oaths by falling in love, writing poetry and disguising themselves as Russians (What???).  Witty wordplay, misdirected love notes, tricks, the prom and the course of true love ensue.  The cast includes seniors Braelin Ash, Shayla Ashley, Brian Downer, Mackenzie Flanders, Cooper Leduke, Lily Marston, Paige Marston, Olivia Roach; juniors Emily Dallaire, Patrick Helm, Brianna Jackson, Shannon Jackson, Mirah Johnston, Connor Nowak, Caitlin Reynolds, Rylee Rogers, Lauren Rose, Eva Turcotte; sophomores Mary Katherine Patteson, Ben Poirier, Clayton Price, Aiden Schutte, Darin Sweet, Jordan Trahant and freshmen Sabrinalin Jeffers, Mairead O’Shea, Calvin Swett and Caleb Yates. Production stage manager junior Madison Bowen will be leading an experienced production team of skilled theatre technicians who will bring Love’s Labor’s Lost to life. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with assistance and choreography from faculty member Kolby Hume. 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@coebrown.org. Hope to see you there.

 

 

CBNA to Hold Annual Homecoming September 14 & 15

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that our Annual Homecoming will be celebrated on Friday & Saturday, September 14 & 15, 2018.  The weekend will kick off with “Red and White” day for students on Friday, followed by the family friendly Comedy Hypnosis Show Steve Wronker’s Funny Business at 7 pm ($10) in the Gerrish Gym.  A full day of fantastic family activities is planned across the campus for Saturday the 15th including athletic events: Bass Fishing at 8 am, Cross Country vs. Portsmouth and Bow at 9 am, Girls JV/V Soccer vs. Oyster River at noon, Boys JV/V Soccer vs. Plymouth at 2 pm and Girls R/JV/V Volleyball vs. St. Thomas at 2:30, 3:45, and 5. To get the day started there will be a pancake breakfast hosted by the CBNA Chapter of FCCLA  from 8-10 am in the Smith Hall Lobby. Pre-sale tickets are $8 per person or $25 for a family of 4 or more, or $10 per person or $30 for a family of 4 or more at the door. Contact Mrs. Morales for more info at amorales@coebrown.org. Other activities during the day will include a woodman’s demo, silent auction, and activity booths. Concessions will be offered throughout the day.  Homecoming Saturday will end with a homecoming semi-formal dance sponsored by the senior class for current students from 7 – 10 pm. For more information about any of the events, contact CBNA at 603-942-5531.  Whether you attend Homecoming every year or have never been, this is the year to check it out! Hope to see you there.

Comedy Hypnosis Comes to CBNA

Steve Wronker Comedy Hypnosis appearing at CBNA on September 14

Steve Wronker’s Funny Business, a comedy hypnosis extravaganza, will arrive at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy on Friday, September 14, 2017, at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.  Steve Wronker is a unique entertainer with a unique slant on the most hilarious, the most outrageous, and the funniest form of comedy available in today’s entertainment market, and the SWFB comedy hypnosis show is extremely different from any other hypnosis show available. Audience members become the stars of the show. A true entertainer, Steve puts audience volunteers into his show and orchestrates a program of absolute hilarity! With over 300 family friendly routines to choose from, no two shows are alike! The show is being sponsored by CBNA Theatre and kicks off CBNA’s annual CBNA Homecoming. Tickets are $10 general admission and are available at www.cbnanh.booktix.com or at the door on the night of the show. Prepare to be thoroughly entertained when you attend Steve Wronker’s Funny Business at CBNA on September 14!

 

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy New Staff

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to introduce the newest members of its staff for the 2018-2019 school year.

Colby Baker

Colby Baker joins the faculty in the area of Choral Music. In his third year of education, Mr. Baker holds degrees from the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Florida. He will also be directing the CBNA select chorus as well as serving as the music director for CBNA Theatre musical productions.

Amanda Dooda

Amanda Dooda joins the CBNA faculty in the area of Social Studies. Ms. Dooda holds degrees from the University of Southern Maine and from the University of New Hampshire and brings six years of teaching experience to the Coe-Brown community.

Alexander Drew

Alexander Drew joins CBNA as a paraprofessional with three years’ experience in education. He holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts and Great Bay Community College.

Jon Ludwig

Jon Ludwig joins CBNA faculty in the area of instrumental music.  Mr. Ludwig brings seven years of teaching expertise to CBNA with degrees from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He will also be taking the reins of the CBNA Pep Band and the Jazz Ensemble.

Daniel Rawls

Daniel Rawls joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional. Mr. Rawls attended the Community College of the Air Force and the Graduate School of the University of New Hampshire and will be working with students in the Student Services Division.

Jennifer Sommerer

Jennifer Sommerer is the newest member of the CBNA World Language faculty in the area of Spanish. Ms. Sommerer attended Kennesaw State University, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, and Bowling Green State University. She brings five years’ experience in education to CBNA, and plans to work with students in the National Spanish Honor Society and Student Travel Abroad as well as with other staff members on the school Safety Committee.

Nettie Stiman

Nettie Stiman joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional. Ms. Stiman attended Plymouth State University and will be working with students as member of the CBNA Student Services Division.

Steven Wedick

Steven Wedick brings seven years of teaching experience to CBNA as the new Auto Mechanics and Welding Instructor. He attended NHTI Nashua and will be working with students in the Division of Life Skills.

 

CBNA to Host Run to Fall 5K

Run to Fall 5K LogoThe annual Run to Fall 5K, a student-organized event that benefits the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Cross Country Program, will take place on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at 10:00 am. This race will held on the beautiful and unique championship  CBNA Cross Country course. Along with the 5K, there will be a 2.5K walk held at the same time, and immediately after the race there will be a 400-meter kids’ fun run. There are many great awards to be won. A number of door prizes and raffle prizes will also be offered throughout the day. Registration forms and more information about this event can be found at www.runtofall5k.com.  Race day registration is also an option and will begin at 8 am at the track on the CBNA Campus. (Free shirts for the first 125 entries.) Hope you can join us for a fun filled day at the Run to Fall 5K.