Banner Year for Coe-Brown Art Students: Twenty Coe-Brown Students representing 39 works of art receive statewide recognition in The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire 2015

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January 23, 2015

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531
elent@coebrown.org

Banner Year for Coe-Brown Art Students:
Twenty Coe-Brown Students representing 39 works of art receive statewide recognition in The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire 2015

The Art Department at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that the following students received recognition in The 2015 Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire Competition administered by The New Hampshire Art Educators’ Association – A Regional Affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. Seven hundred and ninety pieces of Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention Award winning works, including the works of CBNA students, are currently on display through Sunday, February 8 at the Stockbridge Theater on the campus of Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH. The exhibition is open to the public Mon. – Fri. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. An awards reception will take place in the theatre on Sunday, February 8. Students in grades 7-9 will be honored at a ceremony beginning at noon, followed by grades 10-12 at 1:00 PM. The exhibition will close at 3:00 PM.

Coe-Brown Student recipients are as follows (See gallery of featured works below):

Barrington

Award: Title:
Abigail Ahern (12) Gold Key Award & American Vision Nomination – Drawing Confusion
Silver Key Award – Drawing Does Life Really Repeat?
Silver Key Award – Drawing The Pledge
Silver Key Award – Drawing Wanderlust
Silver Key Award – Art Portfolio
Olivia Drew (12) Gold Key Award – Photography Blank Space
Silver Key Award – Photography Not So Silent Night

Strafford

Alandra Beaver (12) Honorable Mention Award – Drawing After it Rain
Hannah Eaton (12) Gold Key Award – Drawing Through the Cracks
Silver Key Award – Painting Self-Discovery
Alexander Yonchak (11) Gold Key Award – Portfolio 1
Gold Key Award – Portfolio 1
Silver Key Award – Photography Clouded View
Honorable Mention Award – Digital Art Seamless Color Split
Honorable Mention Award – Digital Art Windows
Honorable Mention Award – Digital Art Seabirds
Erika Grand (12) Honorable Mention Award – Painting Face Paint
Danielle Grove (12) Honorable Mention Award – Painting The Beauty of Fall
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing One Great Summer
Jacquelyn Stevens (12) Silver Key Award – Drawing This Moment

Nottingham

Andrew Lambert (12) Gold Key Award – Photography CBNA Snap Shot
Tess Lambert (12) Silver Key Award – Photography Doodle Cup
Erin Carey (10) Gold Key Award – Photography Burning Maze
Gage Desrosiers (11) Silver Key Award – Photography Deep Sea

Northwood

Megan Leduke (12) Gold Key Award – Drawing Features
Silver Key Award – Drawing Runaways
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing Rebel
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing The Gardner
Jesse Ohrenberger (12) Honorable Mention Award – Drawing How Sweet it is
Billie Pingree (11) Gold Key Award – Drawing Grand Theft Autumn
Gold Key Award – Drawing Bombs Away
Gold Key Award – Drawing Voodoo doll
Silver Key Award – Drawing Harder to Breathe
Haley Ruth (12) Gold Key Award – Drawing Reading in Isolation
Julie Souryavong (11) Honorable Mention Award – Photography Trophies of the Dead
Veronica Swindell (12) Honorable Mention Award – Drawing Peafowl
Sydney Welch (12) Honorable Mention Award – Photography

Epsom

Allison Jones (12) Silver Key Award – Mixed Media Creativity in Buttons
Honorable Mention Award – Photography Complex World

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CBNA Sophomores Selected in VFW Voice of Democracy Contest

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January 20, 2015

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531
elent@coebrown.org

CBNA Sophomores Selected in VFW Voice of Democracy Contest

VFW Voices of Democracy Award winners

CBNA Voice of Democracy winners with VFW officers left to right LilyGrace York, Abigail Devaney, Shannan Brown Neisler, Daniel Barnhart, Gwyn Norris

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy proudly announces the local winners of the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest sponsored by the VFW. Nearly fifty CBNA sophomores participated in the contest with the assistance of their English teacher Mrs. Kathy Biery. The winners, LilyGrace York, first; Gwyn Norris, second; and Abigail Devaney, third were selected by members of the Northwood VFW Post and were presented with certificates and checks by VFW Post 7217 Commander Ms. Shannan Brown Neisler and Post Adjutant Mr. Dan Barnhart at a recent school assembly. Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy Program has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) premier scholarship program. The contest is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. . Each year, more than 50,000 high school students compete for more than $2.3 million in scholarships and incentives. This year’s theme was “Why Veterans are Important to Our Nation’s History and Future” To enter the contest students were required to record a reading of their essays to a CD. Entries are three to five minutes and are judged according to originality, content and vocal delivery. Paper copies of the essays are also submitted. Entries begin at the post level. Winning students then have the opportunity to compete on the district, state and national levels. Congratulations to these talented students.

American Red Cross Blood Drive to be Held at CBNA

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531 ext. 237
elent@coebrown.org

 

American Red Cross Blood Drive to be Held at CBNA

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is sponsoring an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, January 15 in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus, 907 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH from 3 pm to 7 pm. Anyone over the age of 17 is eligible to donate blood. Each presenting donor will receive a $5 gift card to Dunkin’ Donuts. This drive is being organized by a student as her senior portfolio project, a requirement for graduation. Appointments are recommended. Please schedule your appointment online at redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Please consider donating. Your donation can save a life.

Winter Arts Festival 2014 at CBNA

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November 21, 2014

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531
elent@coebrown.org

Winter Arts Festival 2014 at CBNA

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Logo Designed by Abigail Ahern

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Department of Fine and Performing Arts is pleased to announce that this year’s Winter Arts Festival will take place on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, in the main building on the CBNA campus. 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 CBNA Select Chorus will formally open the evening followed by a presentation of visual art award certificates. The Poetry for Performance class will next present a dramatic reading followed by vocal selections by the CBNA Concert Chorus and a performance by the Acting class. The evening will conclude with the CBNA Concert Band. Students, faculty, friends and community members are all invited. As in the past, this special evening in the arts helps provide additional financial support for supplies and repairs 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 per person or $20 for a family of four or more.

CBNA To Host Winter Financial Aid Night

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531 ext. 237
elent@coebrown.org

CBNA To Host Winter Financial Aid Night

Maris Madden from the University of New Hampshire, a volunteer of the New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, will be conducting a Winter Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30 pm for students and families of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy.   Ms. Allen will be providing information about the financial aid process, forms that will need to be completed, various programs that the government offers, and other available options that families can use to cover the cost of education. All parents and students who are going on to any level of post-secondary education are encouraged to attend.

CBNA ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF “TRICK OR TREAT SO KIDS CAN EAT” FOOD DRIVE

November 5, 2014

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531 ext. 237
elent@coebrown.org

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 1665 pounds of canned food and dry goods which were donated to the Northwood Food Pantry. Senior Hannah Grady chaired the collection drive as her 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 (ITS), founded in 1929, is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students. There are more than 3,900 affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. ITS 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. EdTA also publishes Dramatics, a monthly magazine for high school theatre students, and Teaching Theatre, a quarterly journal for theatre education professionals.

CBNA FBLA 2014 Fall Activities

November 4, 2014

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531 ext. 237
elent@coebrown.org

CBNA FBLA 2014 Fall Activities

CBNA's Pink Out Event

CBNA FBLA Members Cara La Plante, Alandra Beaver, Meghan Percy, Brittany Guillemette, Daphne Jordan and Katherine Hyland help hand out breast cancer awareness materials at CBNA’s “Pink-Out” day.

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) has been extremely busy during the first part of the school year. Members Nicole Beaupre, Meghan Percy, Andrew Shultz, Alex Yonchak, Brittany Guillemette, and Daphne Jordan, along with advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak, attended the annual FBLA Fall Leadership Workshop on Thursday, October 9 at Southern NH University. These six members got a chance to meet the State Officer team, had a workshop by an inspirational speaker on “It’s Up to You!” and attended workshops on Team Building/Leadership Training and on Law Enforcement/ Leadership in the community. The chapter participated in Breast Cancer Awareness on October 22 at CBNA—wearing all pink, giving out pink ribbons, and sharing breast cancer statistics (awareness) through announcements during the week. Members have already been taught to juggle by faculty member Greg Samuel to learn the concept of juggling life activities at an FBLA workshop here at CBNA, and are participating in the LifeSmarts competition online. In the future, the chapter will be Helping Veterans through awareness on Veteran’s Day, by walking in the Veteran’s Day Parade in Manchester, and by volunteering to help serve at a veteran’s breakfast in Manchester. CBNA FBLA also participates in the Multiple Sclerosis Walk and Awareness every April in Manchester and collects throughout the year for the MS Society and the March of Dimes to help find cures, and will have guest speakers at the FBLA Induction Ceremony on Nov. 10 to get more information about these debilitating conditions. FBLA members are also collecting for Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, and have already donated all their “tip” money earned by working at the Farmer’s Market Booth at Deerfield Fair and will continue collecting for CHaD until March of next year to help children in need. Members have made a children’s piggy bank which is available for donations at CBNA. In addition, members are involved with Diabetes awareness activities and hope to have a Virtual Business Challenge going throughout this year. More guest speakers and conferences as well as a spring competition in various business, computer, math, and economic areas are planned.

The Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball Team Is Coming to CBNA

November 3, 2014

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531 ext. 237
elent@coebrown.org

The Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball Team Is Coming to CBNA

Rockets Team Picture

Members of the Harlem Rockets Showtime Basketball will be coming to Coe-Brown on Friday, November 21, 2014 to benefit CBNA Hoop.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be hosting some very special guests on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 7 pm at the Smith Hall gym on the CBNA Campus. 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 Basketball Program.

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 Clarence “Mugsy” Leggett. Mugsy is one of the world’s extraordinary dribblers and a former Harlem Globetrotter, satiated by the game of Devon “The People’s Choice” Curry and left awestruck by high-flying dunks of Cliff “Jet Blue” Malone, who was featured in the Nike commercial released on Super Bowl Day. Since this is comedy basketball, the Harlem Rockets present to you the All Time Funny Man and one of Show Basketball’s Greats……. James “Speedy “Williams, who was featured in the movie, “Above The Rim” starring Tupac Shakur and Duane Martin. Speedy was also one of the “Original Nike Free-Style Ballers in the Nike Commercial, he performed live at the MTV Music Awards while Jay Z did his thing, and is better known as The “Crowned 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 Coe-Brown Northwood Academy boys and girls basketball programs, the CBNA Faculty All-Star “Dream Team” has graciously agreed to face the Harlem Rockets.

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 Accepting Applications

October 22, 2014

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531 ext. 237
elent@coebrown.org

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Accepting Applications

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is in the process of accepting applications for students for the 2015-2016 school year. Several informational sessions will be held where parents can learn more about the school, curriculum, and activities, as well as have a tour of the campus. Sessions for Barrington parents will be on November 3, Northwood and Strafford parents on November 6 and Nottingham parents on November 18, all at 6:30 PM in the Gerrish Gym in the Main Building on the south side of Route 4. Interested community members or parents in neighboring towns are invited to attend any of these sessions to learn about the school and ask questions.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy strives to produce graduates who are academically and socially prepared to be responsible, caring and contributing members of the global society. It is a comprehensive secondary institution offering the highest quality curriculum of studies to residents of Northwood, Strafford, and surrounding towns. Our educational programs and opportunities are accessible to both traditional and non-traditional learners, responsive to the diverse needs of an ever-changing community, and consistent with state and federal laws supporting the education of our youth.

 

CBNA Theatre Students to Present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

October 15, 2014

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531
elent@coebrown.org

CBNA Theatre Students to Present Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Cast members of CBNA Theatre’s Production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat rehearse a scene. Left to right – Front – Allison Rose, Emily Therrien, Hannah Grady, Zachary Helm, Arianna Jones, Ryan Wadleigh and Alec Schleich; Back – Lauren Burrows, Jared Neal, Isaac Guzofski, and Nina Laramee

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present the award winning musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on October 23, 24 and 25, 2014 at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus. With lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tells the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors which comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father’s favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless. The title character of Joseph is played by junior Isaac Guzofski, and the Narrators of this great story are played by senior Rachel Dallaire and junior Janais Axelrod. Other cast members bring the tale to life include seniors Olivia Anatone, Hannah Grady, Jordan Roach, Colton Rush, and Alec Schleich; juniors Jessica Cooper, Claire Hammond, Damian May, Jared Neal, Emily Therrien, and Ryan Wadleigh; sophomores Cassandra Barnhart, Sierra Brady, Lauren Burrows, William Girard, Joseph Guptill, and Arianna Jones; and freshmen Zachary Helm, Nina Laramee, Kayla Pollak, and Allison Rose. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with musical direction by David Deardorff and choreography by Kolby Hume. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, and are available by calling 942-5531, ext. 237, by email elent@coebrown.org or at the main office before or after school. This dazzling and entertaining performance is one you don’t want to miss.