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.

Comedy Hypnosis Comes to CBNA

Steve Wronker Comedy Hypnosis

Steve Wronker Comedy Hypnosis

Steve Wronker’s Funny Business, a comedy hypnosis extravaganza, will arrive at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy on Friday, September 11, 2015, 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 is a CBNA Homecoming weekend event. 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 11!

 

CBNA to Hold Third Annual Homecoming Weekend September 11 & 12

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that our Third Annual Homecoming weekend will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday, September 11 and 12, 2015. The weekend will kick off with “Red and White” day for students on Friday, followed by a family friendly Comedy Hypnosis Show by Steve Wronker’s Funny Business at 7 pm ($10) in the Gerrish Gym. A full day of fantastic family activities is planned across the campus for Saturday the 12th including athletic events: Bass Fishing at 8 am, Cross Country vs. Portsmouth at 9 am, Girls JV/V Soccer vs. Portsmouth at noon, Boys JV/V Soccer vs. Portsmouth at 2 pm and Girls R/JV/V Volleyball vs. Oyster River.at 2:30, 3:45, and 5. To get the day started, FCCLA will cooking a Pancake Breakfast in the Dining Hall from 8 am to 10 am. Tickets for the breakfast are $8 at the door, or contact Mrs. Morales at amorales@coebrown.org (603) 942-5531 for discounted presale tickets. A new event this year is a Homecoming Car Show from 10 am to 2 pm sponsored by the Class of 2016 (contact Mrs. Morales for registration information for this event as well). The Northwood Fire Department will be on hand for a Touch-A-Truck event from 10 to 2. In addition, there will be booths and carnival games sponsored by many of CBNA’s classes and school organizations including FFA Alpaca Bingo, an FFA Woodman’s demo, a FCCLA raffle booth and a demo by Quest Martial Arts. There will also be many yummy concessions offered throughout the day. Homecoming will culminate with a black and white semi-formal dance sponsored by the senior class for current students from 7 – 10 pm ($7). For more information about any of the events, contact the school at 603-942-5531. Whether you attend Homecoming every year or have never been, this is the year to check it out! Hope to see you there.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy New Staff

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to introduce the newest members of its staff for the 2015-2016 school year.

Attisano.PeterPeter Attisano joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional. Mr. Attisano is a graduate of Plymouth State University and this is his first year in education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burns.JenniferJennifer Burns joins the CBNA faculty as a Guidance Counselor. Ms. Burns received a BA from the University of New Hampshire and an M. Ed. in School Counseling from Salem State University. She starting her 6th year in education and is looking forward to attending sports games and getting involved with the CBNA community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fenerty.SarahSarah Fenerty is the newest member of CBNA’s English department and comes to CBNA with degree from University of New Hampshire. A graduate of CBNA, Ms. Fenerty will be teaching Freshman English and Senior English. She hope to be involved with the various writing clubs and eventually to start a school spirit club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kutylowski.JoelJoel Kutylowski joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional. Mr. Kutylowski is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and of CBNA. In his second year in education, he will be advising the Project Success study program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lambert.JacquelineJacqueline Lambert also joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional. Ms. Lambert is a graduate of CBNA and the New Hampshire Technical Institute and this marks her first year in education

 

CBNA FCCLA 2014-2015 Chapter Activities

FCCLA Members 2015 assembly

CBNA FCCLA 2015 members left to right: (back row l-r) Densi van Gerena, Nick Lounsbury, Mrs. Canfield, Shane Marshall, Austin Anderson, Sydney Fisher, Ashley Reiff, Kayla Williamson, Allison Jones, Angela Dutcher, Mrs. Morales (front row l-r) Meraya Knight, Desiree Wentworth, Jolene Levesque, Nicole Hodgdon, Callie Brochu, Lexi Arsenault

PRESS RELEASE: This year has been a very busy year for Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America. FCCLA, formally FHA, is the only career and technical organization that focuses on family. Student members and officers of this organization believe in the need for strong families in our society and many plan to enter into careers relating to the fields of social work, psychology, education, and culinary arts

The 2014-15 CBNA FCCLA chapter was led by a great officer team, which included: President, senior Claire Decker (Northwood); Secretary, senior Meraya Knight (Northwood); Treasurer, senior Austin Anderson (Strafford); Membership Representative, senior Debbie Peabody (Northwood); Reporter, senior Crystal Janvrin (Northwood); and Connection Team Officer, junior Kenzi Prina (Nottingham). In addition, senior Anna Jennison (Nottingham) demonstrated amazing leadership skills and dedication representing CBNA by serving as a NH FCCLA state officer as State Vice President of Community Service.

In September, CBNA FCCLA hosted the Homecoming Pancake Breakfast, which was a great success in its first year. Later in the fall, the chapter helped Meraya Knight with her Stuff-a-Bus food drive for End 68 Hours of Hunger, an organization that provides food for the weekends to local children in need. This event began a relationship between the two organizations. CBNA FCCLA has been volunteering one week per month to pack the bags for the End 68 Hours of Hunger program that serves Northwood, Nottingham and Strafford.

CBNA FCCLA was also represented in April at the NH FCCLA Spring Conference at Attitash. The following students competed at the state level and qualified to compete at the National FCCLA conference in July: seniors Claire Decker and Debbie Peabody received gold for Promote and Publicize; senior Allison Jones (Epsom) received silver in Recycle and Redesign; senior Kayla Williamson (Strafford) received silver in Teach and Train; senior Meraya Knight received silver in the category of National Programs in Action; senior Austin Anderson received silver in Life Event Planning; and juniors Jolene Levesque (Northwood), Densi van Gerena (Northwood), and Nicole Hodgdon (Strafford), received silver for State Display. All chapter members and officers who attended Spring Conference also worked extremely hard as volunteers to help the conference run smoothly and represented Coe-Brown with great pride.

With the current school year coming to a close, the following 2015-16 students were inducted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, as the new officers for the CBNA FCCLA Chapter: Membership Representative, Densi van Gerena; Connection Team Reporter, sophomore Desiree Wentworth (Barrington); Media Coordinator, sophomore Donald MacCallum (Northwood); Activities Coordinator, junior Callie Brochu (Deerfield); Treasurer, freshman Allison Rose (Northwood); Secretary, Mackenzi Prina; Vice President, Jolene Levesque; and President, Nicole Hodgdon.

Advisors Mrs. Mandy Morales and Mrs. Toni Canfield are incredibly proud of these, and all members of the CBNA FCCLA chapter, for their many accomplishments this year. Congratulations to all.