CBNA Graduate Receives National FFA Award

CBNA Graduate Receives National FFA AwardCoe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that 2015 graduate Meghan Chryst represented NH in the National FFA Dairy Handler’s Career Development Event (CDE) at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY on October 29, 2015.  In the Dairy Handler Event, 29 students across the country represented their chapters and states showing dairy cattle.  Meghan was selected to show Brown Swiss cattle and for her efforts received a silver recognition for her efforts. Meghan is currently attending NHTI for general studies and serving as the Granite State FFA secretary.  Meghan lives in Strafford on her family’s alpaca farm.

The National FFA Organization is national youth organization of 629,367 student members as a part of 7,757 local FFA Chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

 

 

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 1304 pounds of canned food and dry goods which were donated to the Northwood Food Pantry. Senior Ryan Wadleigh chaired the collection drive as his 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 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.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Parent Information Nights

Coe-Brown Academy will be holding Parent Information Nights for parents who are interested in learning more about the school. For anyone outside Northwood, Strafford, or Nottingham this is an opportunity to learn more about the curriculum and what is available at Coe-Brown as they make their decisions of where to send their children to high school. For Northwood, Nottingham, and Strafford parents, it is an opportunity to learn more about the school as well as get acquainted with the various programs offered. 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 Barrington Parent Night will be Monday, November 2 at 6:30. The Northwood/Strafford Parent Night will be Thursday, November 5 at 6:30 and the Nottingham Parent Night will be Tuesday, November 17 at 6:30.

CBNA FFA Students Compete in Deerfield Fair Events

CBNA FFA members Matt Garrett and Nick Jensen compete in the Bow Saw competition at the Deerfield Fair

CBNA FFA members Matt Garrett and Nick Jensen compete in the Bow Saw competition at the Deerfield Fair

Students from Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s FFA chapter, recently competed in various Forestry events at the Deerfield Fair. The team placed fifth overall in s tough competition. Several students placed in individual events. In the wood split, a task that involves splitting a piece of wood into four pieces on the given dot, fourth place went to Bert Rollins. In the log roll, an event that uses a peavey to push logs into pins across a space and back, the team of Nick Jensen and Matt Garrett placed fifth and the team of Tyler Enos and Emery Travers earned eighth place. In the pulp toss, in which partners throw four pieces of pulp back and forth landing the pieces between pins with a goal of earning 20 points the most quickly, the team of Sam Corson and Riley Gaedtke placed fourth and the team of Shayne Henry and Jason Palmer earned a fifth spot. In bow saw, the team of Nick Jensen and Matt Garrett earned seventh place. In cross cut saw the team of Shayne Henry, Bert Rollins, Mariah Valerio, and Jason Palmer also took seventh place. Nik Mewkill and Mariah Valerio earned second and sixth place respectively in the category of tree identification. The team of Tyler Millette and Sam Whitehouse took fourth place in tractor driving while their teammates Dylan Harlow and Tristin Knowles placed fifth in the same event. The second place ribbon for experienced showmanship went to Sydney Wilson. Congratulations to all.

Local High School Theatre Students Volunteer To Trick or Treat, Because Hunger is a Very Scary Thing

The International Thespian Society (ITS), a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA), is pleased to announce the participation of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, Thespian Troupe 5976, in the Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat program. Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat is a national community service program for ITS-member schools to collect canned and dry goods for local charities and food banks. Theatre students from CBNA will be dressed in costumes to collect food donations during the local Trick or Treat activities on October 30 and 31 from during the hours for trick or treat in Northwood, Strafford, Nottingham and Barrington. These donations will go to benefit the Northwood Food Pantry. Thousands of pounds of food will be collected in one night across the state, giving organizations the ability to help thousands of local people. Non-perishable food items can also be dropped off at the CBNA main office during school hours.

About the International Thespian Society

Founded in 1929, The International Thespian Society (ITS), is an honorary organization for high school and middle school theatre students located at more than 4,300 affiliated secondary schools across America, Canada, and abroad. The mission of ITS is to honor student achievement in the theatre arts. High school inductees are known as “Thespians” and junior high/middle school inductees are known as “Junior Thespians.” ITS is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA).

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 Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30 pm for students and families of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy.   Ms. Madden 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 Theatre Students to Present Once Upon a Mattress

CBNA students Janais Axelrod as Princess Winnifred and Joseph Guptill as Prince Dauntless rehearse a scene from Once Upon a Mattress.

CBNA students Janais Axelrod as Princess Winnifred and Joseph Guptill as Prince Dauntless rehearse a scene from Once Upon a Mattress.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present the whimsical musical Once Upon a Mattress on October 22, 23 and 24, 2015 at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus. With Music by Mary Rodgers, Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer, and Lyrics by Marshall Barer, Once Upon a Mattress turns the story of The Princess and the Pea on its head. Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab, or that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or did you know that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. The cast includes seniors Janais Axelrod, Jessica Cooper, Isaac Guzofski, Jared Neal, Emily Therrien, and Ryan Wadleigh; juniors Cassandra Barnhart, Lauren Burrows, Joseph Guptill, and Arianna Jones; sophomores Sandra Black, Erin Boodey, Zachary Helm, Nina Laramee, Jacob Lock, Kayla Pollak, Alyssa Reiff, Allison Rose, Courtney Snow, and Julia Sommers; and freshmen Braelin Ash, Shayla Ashley, Ian Gollihur, Mackenzie Flanders, Cooper Leduke, Logan Morton, Olivia Roach and Madison Rollins. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with choreography by Kolby Hume and musical direction by David Deardorff. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, and will be available after October 19 by calling 942-5531, ext. 237, by email elent@coebrown.org or at the main office before or after school. Hope to see you there.

 

 

Three CBNA Students Commended In 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

Headmaster David Smith of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy announced today that seniors Molly Boodey of Barrington, Billie Pingree of Northwood and Meredith Roman of Strafford, have been named commended students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. A letter of commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, will be presented by the headmaster to these scholastically talented seniors.

About 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2016 competition for National Merit Scholarships, Commended Students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2009 competition by taking the 2007 Preliminary SAT/ National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

“The young men and women being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success,” commented a spokesperson for NMSC. “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”

 

 

 

Thirteen Artworks Added to CBNA Permanent Art Collection From the Class of 2015

Would You Go With Me? Award Winning Digital Photograph by CBNA 2015 Graduate Alexa Barnes.Thirteen members of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s Class of 2015 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. These works were displayed as a group exhibition during the summer at Barrington Family Practice and Walk-in Care and have returned to CBNA and are now displayed in the upper foyer area in Pinkham Hall for 2015-2016 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. Tammy Whitehouse, Office Manager announced that Alexa Barnes’s photograph – Would You Go With Me? is the recipient of a $100 dollar gift card for receiving the most votes throughout the June to September exhibit.   Since the collection started with the class of 1987, 279 pieces have been installed. Congratulations recent graduates! Recent contributors and their art works include:

Abigail Ahern – Road Trip – Acrylic on Canvas – 16” x 12” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Alexa Barnes – Would You Go With Me? – Digital Photograph – 18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Alandra Beaver – Winterized Summer – Acrylic on Canvas – 22” x 32” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Alyssa Bussiere – Embera – Digital Photograph – 18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Oliva Drew – Blank Space – Digital Photograph – 24” x 12” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Hannah Eaton – Torn – Mixed Media – 18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Allison Jones – Calm – Mixed Media on Wood – 13” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Andrew Lambert – CBNA Snapshot – Digital Photographs – 22” x 28” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Megan Leduke – Not so Different – Adobe Illustrator –20” x 16” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Jesse Ohrenberger – Mishol-Ha – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –24” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Haley Ruth – Saying Goodbye – Charcoal – 16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Veronica Swindell – Red Sky Morning – Mixed Media – 11” x 8.5” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

Alexander Yonchak – Reflection – Digital Photographs – 18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2015-2016)

CBNA Seniors Named Semifinalists in 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced that Coe-Brown seniors Zach Rheaume of Barrington and Jake Scarponi, also of Barrington, have been named Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Rheaume and Scarponi join approximately 16,000 other Semifinalists nationwide in this 61th annual Merit Scholarship Program. Rheaume and Scarponi along with these other academically talented students, have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,000 National Merit scholarships worth about $35 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 Zach Rheaume and Jake Scarponi on this achievement.