CBNA Theatre Students to Present Godspell October 26, 27, 28

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@coebrown.org. Hope to see you there.

Fourteen Artworks Added to CBNA Permanent Collection from the Class of 2017

Class of 2017 Foyer Area 2017-18

Several pieces of artwork donated to the CBNA Permanent Art Collection by members of the Class of 2017 hang in the main foyer of Pinkham Hall at CBNA.

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)

 

 

 

CBNA to Host Opera Mozart and Salieri

Mozart and Salieri Poster 10.2.17

CBNA alumnus Michael Dodge (left) as Mozart and Rob McGinness (right) as Salieri will perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s Mozart and Salieri October 2 at CBNA.

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.

 

 

Comedy Hypnosis Comes to CBNA

Steve Wronker Comedy Hypnosis appearing at CBNA on September 15

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!

 

 

CBNA Students Work With Spectrometers in Conjunction With UNH

CBNA students Lindsay Wright (Right), Sydney Ho-Sue (Left) work with a spectrometer on loan from the University of New HampshireRecently, 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.

 

CBNA Student Receives 2017 DEKALB Agricultural Award

CBNA senior Ryan L. Graeme the 2017 recipient of the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment AwardRyan 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.

 

 

Three CBNA Students Accepted to St. Paul’s Summer Study Program

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.

 

CBNA Students Participate in Congressional Art Competition  

 

Congressional Art Award winning photograph Naturally Formed Bottom Half of Frosty by CBNA senior Curtis Lashon to be displayed for the next year in Washington, D.C.

Congressional Art Award winning photograph Naturally Formed Bottom Half of Frosty by CBNA senior Curtis Lashon to be displayed for the next year in Washington, D.C.

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.

 

 

CBNA Science Students Continue Work with UNH Professor           

 

CBNA freshman Connor Nowak (right) works with UNH professor Dr. Nan Yi on a project exploring ratios of propanol alcohol and water.

Continuing the collaboration between the UNH department of chemical engineering and Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, science teacher Joanne Goelzer and University of New Hampshire professor Dr. Nan Yi recently challenged the students enrolled Mrs. Goelzer’s Honors Physical Science class to a seemingly impossible task. Following student research and presentations on chemical reactions, Mrs. Goelzer’s students were asked to explore ratios of propanol alcohol and water which would allow paper certificates soaked in the mixture to catch on fire yet leave the paper untouched by the flame. As a reward for outstanding critical thinking skills and measurement acumen, any certificates unscathed by the blue flames of the burning propanol will be redeemed by the students for bonus points on future assignments.

 

 

Coe-Brown Announces Top Ten Graduates

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is proud to announce the top ten graduates for the Class of 2017.

The Valedictorian for the class of 2017 is Hannah Daly, daughter of Bev and Tom Daly of Strafford.  During her high school career Hannah has been a member of the Varsity Cross Country, Indoor Track, Basketball, and Softball teams. Hannah has also been a member of the National Honor Society, the CBNA Math Team, the Spanish Honor Society, the CBNA Writing Center, student government and has done over 180 hours of community service. Hannah has been accepted to Bucknell University, Colorado College, Gordon College, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, UNH, UVM, the United States Air Force Academy and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Hannah has decided to attend RPI with a major in biochemistry and bio physics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2016 Salutatorian is Zackary Pine, son of Rick and Ericka Pine of Strafford.  While at Coe-Brown, Zackary  has been a member of the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society, the Baseball, Soccer and Basketball teams, the school newspaper, and the Concert and Jazz Bands. Zachary has been accepted to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of New Hampshire and Boston University. He will be attending Boston University in the fall to pursue a major in physics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The remaining top ten graduates are listed in alphabetical order:

Cassandra Barnhart, daughter of Cheryl and Daniel Barnhart of Northwood has been a member of the International Thespian Society, the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society, Peer Helpers, the National Art Honor Society, and Project Search She has been accepted to Brandeis University, George Washington University, SLU Madrid, Clark University, Fordham University and the University of New Hampshire.  Cassandra plans to attend George Washington University with a major in International Affairs with a concentration in Conflict Resolution.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emelia Cronshaw, daughter of Jennifer Kristen Niles Cronshaw and Scott David Cronshaw of Strafford, has been a member of the CBNA Softball and Swim teams, National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, the CBNA Writing Center, Athena Club and Peer Helpers while a student at Coe-Brown.  Emelia has been accepted to Saint Francis University where she intends to study the path to become a physician’s assistant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marissa Gast, daughter of Lee and Leanne Gast of Nottingham, has been a member of the National Honor Society, the Latin Honor Society, track and field, the Math and Quiz Bowl Teams, theatre, Athena Club, student government, Concert and Jazz Bands and the Concert Chorus while a student at CBNA. Next year, Marissa plans to study in the University of New Hampshire’s Life Sciences and Agriculture Honors Program with a focus on Environmental Science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joshua Hall, son of Jodie and Kevin Hall of Barrington, has been a member of CBNA’s Bass Fishing team, Ultimate Disc Club and the Concert, Jazz and Pep Bands during his years at the Academy.  He has been accepted to the University of New Hampshire, the University of New England, the University of Rhode Island and the University of Massachusetts – Amherst.  Joshua plans to attend the University of New Hampshire for Biomedical Sciences with a focus on medical and veterinary science.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caroline Lavoie, daughter of Kathryn and Chris Lavoie of Barrington, has participated in CBNA school life by being a member of the Creative Writing Club. She also dances at Joy of Dance and is a member of the Durham Evangelical Church Youth Group. Caroline has been accepted to Clark University, Gordon College, Northeastern University, St. Michael’s College, St. Anselm’s College, Mount Holyoke College and the University of New Hampshire. She plans to major in mathematics and history at either Mount Holyoke or Gordon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mallory Perron, daughter of Jim and Maureen Perron of Barrington, has been a member of the National Spanish Honor Society, Peer Helpers and the CBNA Softball team while at Coe-Brown. Mallory will be studying hospitality management at either Boston University, the University of New Hampshire or the University of Vermont in her post-secondary life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison Pratt, daughter of Jody Pratt of Dover and Keith Pratt of Barrington, has been a member of the National Honor Society, the National Latin Honor Society, student government and the  Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Teams. Allison has been accepted to Northeastern University, the University of Vermont, Radford University, the University of Maine and Montana State University.  She has decided to attend the University of Vermont to study biology when she returns to school in the fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

LilyGrace York, daughter of George and Laura York of Strafford, has been a involved with of the National Honor Society, the National Art Honor Society, the CBNA Writing Center, Yearbook, student government, Youth and Government, Athena Club, Concert Band and has been a member of the volleyball team during her years at Coe-Brown. LilyGrace had been accepted to Mount Ida College, Endicott College, Suffolk University, Fashion Institute of Technology and Wentworth Institute of Technology. She plans to attend Wentworth to pursue a career in interior design..

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition, the CBNA Class of 2017 consists of 173 students scheduled to receive diplomas on Friday, May 26, 2017 at 7 pm. One hundred and forty-six of these students will be recognized as honor graduates and 25 are members of the National Honor Society. Congratulations to the class of 2017.