CBNA to Host Run to Fall 5K

Run to Fall logoThe Run to Fall 5k has been an annual community event for 15 years where runners and walkers come together to race on Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s own cross country course. This year’s run will take place on Sunday, September 11 at 10 am at the CBNA track in Northwood.  Events for the day include a 2.5k walk, a 5k run and a 400 meter kids run, as well as “fun spots” throughout the course which encourage participation. Come support CBNA’s cross country team and sign up today! The first 125 entrants will receive free Nike shirts! Preregistration is $17. Sign up at runtofall5k.weebly.com. Registration on the morning of the race between 8-9:45 am is $20. If you have any questions or need more information, please feel free to e-mail Tanner Richards or Allison Pratt at runtofall5k@gmail.com.

CBNA Athlete Signs for College Softball Scholarship

Cortney Lewis and Tim Tenasco

CBNA senior Cortney Lewis (center) signs letter of intent with Varsity Softball Coach Tim Tenasco (left) looking on.

Recently, senior Cortney Lewis, a Coe- Brown Northwood Academy female athlete, signed a letter of intent to play softball for a scholarship at the University of Northwestern Ohio. While at UNOH, Miss Lewis intends to study Diesel Technology and Travel and Hotel Management. The UNOH Racers are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and compete in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC). Congratulations and best wishes to Cortney Lewis on this accomplishment.

 

CBNA Student to Sponsor Run/Walk for Forgotten Tails

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy student Abby Dupuis is hosting her senior portfolio project, a run/walk for Forgotten Tails Animal Rescue, on Saturday, June 18, at 9 AM at the Deerfield Fairgrounds in Deerfield, NH.  Early registration is $22 for adults and $17 for all current CBNA students and for students under 16. People can also register at the event for $30.

Individuals who register online at Webscorer (http://www.webscorer.com/happytrails5k) by June 3rd will receive a free t-shirt. Philbrick’s gift cards will be given out to the top male and female finisher in every category. Forgotten Tails Animal Rescue is a non-profit organization that finds forever homes for dogs in need. Please contact Abby Dupuis at adupuis317@gmail.com with any questions.

CBNA Students Compete in 2nd Congressional District Art Competition

Recently, a number of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students participated in the 35th annual Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery in Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s Second Congressional District.  They are as follows: from Barrington – Katherine Martel; from Northwood – Cassandra Barnhart, Ryu Kondrup, Lily Hunt, Sophia Menjivar, Billie Pingree, Julie Souryavong, and Sarah Turmel; from Nottingham – Kayleigh Bounds, Megan Elwell, and Kristina Seavey; from Strafford – Raven Barnes, Annabella Fasulo, Arianna Maker,  Jacob Pogorek and LilyGrace York. The exhibition, reception, and awards ceremony took place on Friday, May 6 at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord.  As a result of the competition, seniors Ryu Kondrup and Jacob Pogorek were recognized for their outstanding work by the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Ryu for his works Fluid Tricycle Dream, The Lost Roman and Phantom of the USS Squalus and Jacob for his works Frozen Fushia, Detachment and Neither Here nor There. Both students received scholarships of $1000 each to attend the Institute’s BFA program. Congratulations to all participants for their excellent work.

<em>The Lost Roman</em> by Ryu Kondrup, Gouache Painting

The Lost Roman by Ryu Kondrup, Gouache Painting

<em>Phantom of the USS Squalus</em> by Ryu Kondrup, Charcoal Drawing

Phantom of the USS Squalus by Ryu Kondrup, Charcoal Drawing

<em>Fluid Tricycle Daydream</em> by Ryu Kondrup, Acrylic

Fluid Tricycle Daydream by Ryu Kondrup, Acrylic

<em>Neither Here nor There</em> by Jacob Pogorek, Digital Photograph

Neither Here nor There by Jacob Pogorek, Digital Photograph

<em>Frozen Fushsia</em> by Jacob Pogorek, Digital Photograph

Frozen Fushsia by Jacob Pogorek, Digital Photograph

Jacob Pogorek, <em>Detachment</em>, Digital Photograph

Jacob Pogorek, Detachment, Digital Photograph

CBNA Athletes Sign for College Scholarships

A CBNA recent signing day for student athletes (Left to Right) Megan Scannell, Elisabeth Danis, Julia Cormier, Megan Spainhower and Brooke Laskowsky

A CBNA recent signing day for student athletes (Left to Right) Megan Scannell, Elisabeth Danis, Julia Cormier, Megan Spainhower and Brooke Laskowsky

Recently, several Coe- Brown Northwood Academy female athletes signed letters of intent to run on track and field and cross-country teams for scholarships at prestigious colleges.  Julia Cormier intends to run at Franklin Pierce University where she will major in education. Elisabeth Danis will be running at the University of Alabama and majoring in business. Brooke Laskowsky will run at Cornell University where she will major in anthropology. Megan Spainhower will run at Colby-Sawyer College with a major in nursing, while Appalachian State will benefit from the running talents of Megan Scannell who will major in business. Congratulations to these very talented student athletes.

 

CBNA FBLA Chapter Attends State Leadership Conference

CBNA senior Brittany Guillemette with FBLA advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak at the recent NH FBLA state conference.

CBNA senior Brittany Guillemette with FBLA advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak at the recent NH FBLA state conference.

Sixteen members of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s Chapter of Future Business Leaders of America, along with their advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak, attended the FBLA State Leadership Conference held on March 24 & 25 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH.  The students competed in five chapter competitions and 16 individual or team events.  Senior Brittany Guillemette won the Who’s Who in FBLA award and placed second in the team competition for Business Ethics along with Nicole Beaupre and Meghan Percy. These three students not only won medals for this competition, but also earned scholarships to SNHU.  In chapter competitions, the CBNA chapter won first place in the largest increase in membership for NH (attributed to Brittany and all past members for their recruitment efforts), an Honorary Chapter award for achieving points for various activities (attributed to all the officers and members), second place in the Go Green Officer Project (with special thanks to Megan Elwell, Tayla George, Ambar Mercedes, Alexander Mercedes, Amaya Newport, and Aiden Ahern), and the NH FBLA State Chairperson’s Award for participation in ALL state-wide projects throughout the school year which included Green Schools, Red Cross Blood Drive, Make A Wish, Revealing Invisible Illnesses, and Save the Animals programs, along with tab collection for David’s House and Walking for a Cure for Multiple Sclerosis.  Congratulations to all the members and officers.

So how can you help?  The CBNA FBLA Chapter is always looking for more connections with local businesses and seeking more professional memberships. Community members are asked to bring in their tabs (from tops of cans) which are recycled at the end of the school year with proceeds donated to David’s House.  You may drop off your collection of can tabs at the CBNA main office for our local FBLA chapter.  The chapter will be walking for MS in Manchester on April 17, as they have done for the past 18 years, and are looking for sponsors to help find a cure for this debilitating disease. Please forward all donations to Dr. Zylak at CBNA before April 15 and with everyone’s help, we can make this disease disappear!  Contact Dr. Zylak at CBNA for more information about these meaningful and charitable activities.

 

CBNA Students Receive National Recognition in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Program

<em>Paper Adventures: A Self-Portrait</em> by CBNA senior Julie Souryavong, a Scholastic Art and Writing Award national silver medal winner

Paper Adventures: A Self-Portrait by CBNA senior Julie Souryavong a Scholastic Art and Writing Award national silver medal winner

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that senior Julie Souryavong from Northwood and freshman Brian Downer of Strafford were recognized in the 93rd annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.  Julie received a silver medal for her photograph entitled Paper Adventures: A Self-Portrait. This portrait was constructed by first capturing a beautiful sunset over a Goose Pond.  She then constructed paper boats and paper cranes.  Photographing each of these from the same perspective as the original sunset.  Finally she photographed herself in a confident pose and pull all the images seamlessly into one photograph.

Brian also received a silver medal for his essay entitled #PeaceforParis: Notes on the Realization of Personal Hypocrisy, which begins “If you have ever been afraid of yourself, perhaps you will understand. Not necessarily in a physical sense, not in the way that you’re afraid of beating yourself up, but in a different way. When you’re afraid of your own hypocrisy, afraid of your own prejudices, unsure of your own moral standings. You tell yourself you feel one way, and yet, with an increasing sense of dread, you notice yourself acting the other way on a daily basis…”

Three Hundred twenty thousand submissions from the across the country were received this year and just 2400 were recognized nationally.  Receiving silver medals in the competition places these talented students in the top one percent of all submissions nationally. Julie and Brian join the ranks of many notable artists and writers from this past century including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath, Paul Newman, Robert Redford and the renowned filmmaker Ken Burns who will receive the program’s Alumni Achievement Award this year, as well many, many other famous talented writers and artists. Congratulations to Julie and Brian for this national honor.

 

CBNA Freshman Wins Statewide Writing Contest

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that freshman Ian Gollihur has won first place in the One Pen Can Change the World writing contest which allows New Hampshire students the opportunity to submit essays about their ideas about justice. His moving essay titled American Hypocrisy placed first of all student essays submitted by students from throughout New Hampshire. This contest is sponsored annually by the National Writing Project in New Hampshire (NWPNH) which is based at Plymouth State University. Mr. Gollihur will be honored at a celebration which will be held on Thursday, April 7 at the Plymouth State University College of Graduate Studies. Congratulations to this very talented student writer.

 

Fernald Dairy Farm Visits CBNA

Fernald

CBNA FFA member Molly Detrude with Mr. Fernald and dairy calf

Recently, the CBNA Chapter of FFA hosted John Fernald of Fernald Dairy Farm, Nottingham, NH. Mr. Fernald, a 1999 graduate of Coe-Brown and former CBNA FFA spent three periods with the Animal Science classes at Coe-Brown sharing his experiences and thoughts on dairy farming.  Students learned about his family’s traditional farming style, feed for dairy animals and the biosecurity of milk products.  During his visit he also shared dairy products of milk and ice cream with the students and brought a two week old calf with him for students to visit with.  Mr. Fernald was with his wife, Heather, who has the distinction of being the 2015 NH Young Farmer of the Year award recipient.