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
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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.
Steve Wronker’s Funny Business, a comedy hypnosis extravaganza, will arrive at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy on Friday, September 15, 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 will be available 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 15!
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to introduce the newest members of its staff for the 2017-2018 school year.
Craig Emerson joins the CBNA staff as a teacher of Basic Auto, Capstone, Welding and Power and Energy. In his fifth year of education, Mr. Emerson attended Lakes Region Community College.
Greg Fisher joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional with three years’ experience in education. Mr. Fisher will be working the girls’ soccer and the track and field programs, and comes to CBNA after attending NHTI and Granite State College.
Tiffany George is the newest member of the CBNA Science Department. With six years’ teaching experience, Mrs. George has a degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Marketing from Simmons College in Boston, MA, and will be teaching Intro to Science this year.
Cara Torrey joins the CBNA faculty in the area of Social Studies with 22 years’ experience in education. Ms. Torrey has both a BA in History and an MAT from the University of New Hampshire and will be teaching Economics and Global Studies this year at CBNA.
Recently, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students had the opportunity to use two UV-Vis Spectrometers on loan from the University of New Hampshire’s Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education Advancing Science Program through the collaboration of Ms. Tiffany Hatstat and UNH professor Dr. Stephen Hale. Using this instrumentation, Ms. Hatstat’s and Mr. Gregory Samuel’s Chemistry students were able to perform two experiments. The first experiment was a forensic spectroscopic analysis of simulated crime scene samples to determine the hypothetical cause of death for student written murder mysteries. In the second experiment, students synthesized aspirin samples and spectroscopically determined the purity of their aspirin products. As a result of having access to this type of instrumentation, students were able to experience what is like to be a scientist in the real world and how science does not always have predicted outcomes.
Ryan L. Graeme, a senior at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, was recently presented with the CBNA’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by the Monsanto Company.
Graeme, the son of Rebecca Gowitzke of Northwood, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Some of Graeme’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included National Bronze Placing Horse Evaluation Team, Chapter Vice-President, and award winning Forestry team for three years at CBNA. Mr. Graeme is under the supervision of Sarah Ward and Charles Whitten, agricultural education instructors at CBNA.
This year the, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 70th anniversary. Over these 70 years, more than 168,000 high school seniors from across the country have received the Award, which has become a symbol for excellence in agricultural education. As the 2017 winner of this award, Graeme’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Coe-Brown.
Monsanto, a long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H and other farm youth organizations and initiatives, has sponsored the DEKALB Award, named for its brand of seed, since 1998. Monsanto is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.
Headmaster David Smith is pleased to announce that three Coe-Brown Northwood Academy juniors, Olivia Lee, Raven Barnes and Allison Rose, have been accepted into the highly selective St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program this summer. Every summer, St. Paul’s opens its doors to the most highly qualified juniors in New Hampshire’s public high schools for an intensive, five-week program of study. Students will live on campus and have the opportunity to study one topic in depth, hone their writing skills, and participate in a wide variety of activities and athletics. To be chosen for this honor, students must complete a competitive application process, including an in-depth interview. Congratulations to these highly qualified students.
The following 16 Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students recently participated in the 35th annual Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery in Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s Second Congressional District: from Barrington – Sarah Doiron; from Northwood – Nicolas LaMontagne, Curtis Lashon, Mabel Mackey, Emily Marie, Aimee Mason, and Sarah Turmel; from Nottingham – Shannon Jackson, Raven Barnes, Maeve Kibbie, and Serena Poulin; from Strafford – Emelia Cronshaw, Rebekah Hinrichsen, Olivia Lee, Brielle Macleod, and Fiona O’Shea . The exhibition, reception, and awards ceremony took place on Friday, May 12 at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord. The first place award was presented to CBNA senior Curtis Lashon for his photograph entitled: Naturally Formed Bottom Half of Frosty. The color digital photograph will be framed and will be on display in the tunnel connecting the Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC. beginning in June, 2017 through May, 2018. In addition, several students received scholarship offers from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester. Seniors Emelia Cronshaw, Sarah Turmel, and Curtis Lashon were offered BFA Scholarships, while junior Sarah Doiron, and sophomore Serena Poulin each received summer workshop scholarships. Congratulations to all.