CBNA Chapter of FBLA Holds Induction Ceremony

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) hosted its induction and officer installation ceremony at CBNA on November 4, 2015. Led by FBLA advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak, FBLA Officers welcomed guests and gave presentations regarding the Mission, Goals, Code of Ethics and History of FBLA. There was also information given about the CONNECT with FBLA project in which chapters are challenged to obtain sponsorships for their individual chapter activities. Members who were inducted or installed are as follows: President – Brittany Guilmette (senior); Vice-President – Meghan Percy (senior); Secretary- Nate Schroeder (sophomore); Event Coordinator – Derek Meyer (junior); Treasurer – Abigail Dupuis (junior); Historian – Ambar Mercedes (senior); Parliamentarian – Nicole Beaupre (senior); Reporters senior Kristina Mitchell and junior Caitlin Pitre as well as members at large seniors Megan Elwell, Brendan Fallon, Tayla George, Jared Nelson; juniors Summer Barnes, Steven Chase, Maddie Cillo, Emily Ketchum, Donald MacCallum, Chelsea McCallion, Mikayla Prina and Abby Zollman ; sophomore Amaya Newport and freshman Aiden Ahern. Refreshments were served. Congratulations to CBNA’s Future Business Leaders on their new members and on their enthusiasm for FBLA’s mission “to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.”

CBNA Science Club Has Successful Balloon Launch

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CBNA science students prepare the payload for their recent successful balloon launch.

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Science Club, working in conjunction with the University of New Hampshire Project SMART summer program, the Project SMART outreach program (CBNA, Londonderry High School and Timberlane High School) and Dr. Tony Phillips’ Earth to Sky Calculus program based in California had successful balloon launches on Saturday, November 23, 2015. The East Coast Project Smart and the Earth to Sky Calculus program have developed a cooperative venture to launch balloons simultaneously from the West and East coasts carrying payloads to measure difference in the radiation levels at the edge of the atmosphere between East and West. East Coast students and their advisors launched two balloons near New London, NH starting with the first release at 10:37 am on Saturday, November 23. The flights lasted about two hours reaching 102,000 feet – the edge of space.  CBNA’s team recovered the California team’s payload near Steep Falls, Maine on Saturday afternoon. CBNA also recovered its payload near Freeport, Maine on the afternoon of Sunday, November 24, caught high in a tree, making recovery difficult. The chase for recovery involved over 500 miles of driving throughout the weekend. This novel flight was commissioned by Dr. Peter Bloser from UNH for the purpose of flying a prototype scintillator that is being developed for use on spacecraft. The results from that part of mission are still being processed by the group from Londonderry High School.  The CBNA team did an outstanding job on the flight line. The camera bay design, release mechanism, and flight vehicle were CBNA’s primary responsibility. This flight resulted in some of the highest quality images of the edge of space obtained yet by a CBNA mission. Congratulations to all of these talented student scientists.

We invite you to watch the following video with captioned images and video clips that highlight the experience:

CBNA Chapter of FBLA Attends Fall Leadership Workshop

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FBLA Chapter members attend Fall Leadership workshop at SNHU

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FBLA Chapter members attend Fall Leadership workshop at SNHU

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) connected with other FBLA chapters in NH, at the 44th Annual Fall Leadership Workshop, an all-day event, hosted by Southern New Hampshire University on October 22, 2015.

Students attended a presentation on FBLA Leadership, as well as a presentation by Kent Julian, President of who encouraged the students there to take 100 percent ownership of their lives. Students also participated in team building activities and a workshop with Robin Organ who started an organization called Project Green Schools, a group that encourages schools to “go green” and help to make the Earth a better place to live.

FBLA members from CBNA who attended were seniors Brittany Guillemette, Megan Percy, Nicole Beaupre, Brendan Fallon, Megan Elwell, Tayla George, and Jared Nelson; juniors Steven Chase, Caitlyn Pitre, Derek Myers, Summer Barnes, Abigail Dupuis, Amanda Bolduc, Mikayla Prina, Chelsea McCallion, Emily Ketchum, and Maddy Cillo and sophomores Drew Stevens, Nate Schroeder, and Amaya Newport.


CBNA Students Earning College Credits

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy has established a partnership with Southern New Hampshire University through SNHU in the High School, a dual enrollment program allowing high school students to have the opportunity to earn college credits while still in high school. Designated courses at CBNA have been aligned to meet the same content, rigor and learning outcomes as that of the University. The courses are taught by our high school teachers who have met SNHU adjunct faculty requirements and have been approved by the University. Presently, CBNA has four teachers, Walter Damon, Amy Usinger, Mark Struthers and David Zink-Mailloux, who are offering Calculus, Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Anatomy and Physiology, and Environmental Science through this program. More teachers and courses are in the approval process.

In addition, Dr. JoAnn Zylak has completed the BizInnovator Teacher Certification and is now able to offer juniors and seniors college credit for Entrepreneurship through the University of Iowa. BizInnovator is a comprehensive online entrepreneurship curriculum that enables educators to teach the entrepreneurial mindset, encouraging creativity, innovation, critical thinking, and problem solving in preparing students for success in their chosen career paths.

CBNA is also in the process of allowing students to earn dual credit for classes through Great Bay Community College.

The advantage for students participating in these classes is that they are able to earn early college credit at a savings of more than 90% off regular college tuition. They also experience the academic requirements of university level courses, and establish official college transcripts that can be recognized and accepted by many other colleges and universities.


CBNA FCCLA Chapter to Host Parent’s Night Out

Attention all busy parents needing to get some Christmas shopping done! Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter will be hosting a “Parent’s Night Out”, on December 12,, 2015 from 4-7 pm at Cowabunga’s Indoor Playground in Hooksett, NH. The members of FCCLA are qualified for childcare, and are planning fun activities for all the children. The cost is $10 which includes a $2 donation going towards the FCCLA Chapter. Senior Alexis Arsenault is organizing the event as her Senior Portfolio Project. Please RSVP as soon as possible to either or Mandy Morales at (603) 942-5531 ext. 141.

Headmaster David S. Smith Is Pleased To Announce The Honor Roll For The First Quarter

Grade 12 – Highest Honors

Molly Boodey, Hannah Carlson, Maximin Fahey, Ryu Kondrup, Brooke Laskowsky, Katherine Martel, Meredith Roman, Jake Scarponi, Kristina Seavey and Henry Turcotte

Grade 12 – High Honors

Parker Aube, Janais Axelrod, Nicole Beaupre, Chloe Bettencourt, Kayleigh Bounds, Callie Brochu, Jared Carlson, Nicholas Chase, Christie Clause, David Coe, Dalton Colman, Julia Cormier, Laura Cozine, Randall Daniels, Elisabeth Danis, Molly DeTrude, Bailey Docko, Hayley Dunn, Megan Elwell, Sydney Fisher, Cheyenne Gardner, Tayla George, Rosemary Goodwin, Taylor Goodwin, Brian Gordon, Arianna Gunderson, Shayne Henry, Tyler Holman, Colin Johnson, Samuel Koskela, Cameron Lamarre, Jolene Levesque, Christopher Libbey, David Lovlien, Damian May, Jared Neal, Billie Pingree, Cullen Pitman, Bailey Poland, Maria Rainey, Ashley Reiff, Devin Reimel, Zachary Rheaume, Carter Rollins, Holly Roman, Kayleigh Sherman, Megan Spainhower, Abigail Turcotte, Mariah Valerio and Ryan Wadleigh

Grade 12 – Honors

Brandi Allen, Ryan Bailey, Samantha Bruce, Michaela Cirillo, Liam Clinch, Andrew Comte, Jessica Cooper, Gage Desrosiers, Brent Dicey, Andrew Douglas, Caleb Dowe, Brendan Fallon, Lavender Goodwin, Brittany Guillemette, Sara Harris, Lily Hunt, Rachael Lachance, Ezekiel Langevin, Bethany Levenson, Collin Levenson, Cortney Lewis, Ian Melewski, Thomas Mellor, Brianna O’Connor, William Ohrenberger, Jason Palmer, Hayley Pierce, Max Ravenelle, Julie Renner, Jordan Sargent, Megan Scannell, Tyler Schroeder, Julie Souryavong and Sydney Wilson

Grade 11 – Highest Honors

Miranda Adcock, Emelia Cronshaw and Zackary Pine

Grade 11 – High Honors

Cassandra Barnhart, Taylor Baxter-Orluk, Amanda Bolduc, Matthew Brown, Lauren Burrows, Nora Canepa, Lynzie Chase, Camryn Chick, Samantha Clark, Kate Clinch, Donovan Corless, Hannah Daly, Davio DeLuca, Abigail Devaney, Abigail Dupuis, Shane Fillion, Sheridan Gancarz, Marissa Gast, William Girard, Vincent Glidden, Jillian Gordon, Alexander Gray, Nathan Griffiths, Joshua Hall, Jonathan Hayes, Bradley Heckman, Catherine Langdon, Caroline Lavoie, Amanda Lee, Samuel Lupinacci, Arianna Maker, Rebecca Masison, McKenzie Moehlmann, Timothy Nelson, Cassidy O’Dwyer, Mallory Perron, Caitlyn Pitre, Allison Pratt, Christopher Pratt, Tanner Richards, Zachary Richards, Samantha Roche, Cody Schwieger, Thomas Sheehan V, Jacob Snow, Emery Travers, Kelsey Wallace, Kylee West, Zowi Woodman, LilyGrace York and Abigail Zollman

Grade 11 – Honors

Talia Antman, Emily Barnes, Summer Barnes, Kayla Boucher, Colin Cain, Kira Cameron, Erin Carey, Damarah Cormier, Kassandra Crosby, Connor Edgerly, Zacary Fraser, Brenda Hayes, Emily Hughes, Tristan Jardon, Donald MacCallum, Sophia Menjivar, Derek Meyer, Michael Mulligan, Gwynevere Norris, Katlyn Palumbo, Anne-Marie Peacock, Katie Rankins, Kerry Riley, Nicholas Shutt, Shawn Spenard, Hunter Tetu, Sarah Turmel, Elizabeth Ward, William White and Noah Wojtkowski

Grade 10 – Highest Honors

Bailey Arnold-Fuchs, Raven Barnes, Sandra Black, Sarah Dupuis, Alyssa Reiff and Hailey Stevens

Grade 10 – High Honors

Haley Arnold-Fuchs, Taylor Bettencourt, Jaelyn Brooks, Zachary Caron, Orion Clachar, Paul Colson, Emily Cunningham, Domminique Depianti, Sarah Doiron, Emma DuBois, Derek Elwell, Isabelle Feenstra, Sarah Fortier, Jocelyn Gagnon, Sydney Gast, Julia Greene, Hannah Halka, Joseph Hebert-Morello, Rebekah Hinrichsen, Brady Johnson, Alexis Kendall, Nina-Marie Laramee, Olivia Lee, Jacob Lorden, Isabelle Lupinacci, Trevor Massingham, Abigail Mathison, Alexander Mercedes, Erik Nelson, Amaya Newport, Margaret Norman, Scott Norwood, Allison Rose, Samantha Schroeder, Victoria Sheridan, Julia Sommer, Devin Sullivan, Molly Swansburg, Evan Tanguay, Skylar Turcotte, Caitlyn Ustaszewski, Mitchell Wade and Faith Wilson

Grade 10 – Honors

Emma Arsenault, Alicia Baratier, Maxim Begin, Ryan Bevins, Erin Boodey, Taylor Bryer, Suzannah Buzzell, Kathleen Collins, Samuel Corson, Madelyn Dallaire, Samuel Godwin, John Grygiel, Sydney Ho-Sue, Jeremy Knight, Emily Lentz, Kathryn Levesque, Jacob Lock, Shania Patten, Jack Percy, Kayla Pollak, Nicholas Sanderson, Nathaniel Schroeder, Garrett Skidds, Scott Spenard, Kiley St. Francis, Drew Stevens, Cassandra Stover and Ander Wensberg

Grade 9 – Highest Honors

Shayla Ashley, Ian Gollihur, Hannah Marsh, Shane Marston, Sydney Neuman, Kelsey Pine, Jacob Rich, Rachel Simmons, Rebecca Simmons and Emma Tobbe

Grade 9 – High Honors

Aidan Ahern, Elijah Allen, Calvin Antosiewicz, Gavyn Auclair, Ethan Baker, Tanner Bane, Jordan Bell, Jacob Burghardt, Jackson Burke, Susan Burnap, Travis Carbone, Luke Chalifour, Dominic Cronshaw, Madison Cunningham, Makenzie Daly, Jalyse Daudelin, Dylan DeTrude, Alivia DiPrizio, Nicholas Dyer, Maggie Eaton, Alice Ewing, Olivia Farrar, Annabella Fasulo, Benjamin Healey, Kayla Hicking, Alyssa Hill, Colby Hoffman, Ryan Holland, Todd Holman, Sarah Jensen, Nicolas LaMontagne, Albert Lapiejko, Benjamin Lavoie, Mackenzie Ledoux, Cooper Leduke, Brice Lussier, Holly Magowan, Lillian Marie, Lily Marston, Paige Marston, Tyler Millette, Lucciano Minasalli, Jonathan Moehlmann, Hayden Murray, Jackson Noel, Emily Olofson, Maria Ortiz, Stephen Peroff, Serena Poulin, Brooke Sawyer, Jonathan Thorn, Emily van Gerena, Julia Warren, Megan Wimsatt and Mason Winiarski

Grade 9 – Honors

Taevamaria Ahern, Shealyn Bedell, Drew Ceppetelli, Kristoper Cronshaw, Pietra Depianti, Brian Downer, Cameron Goodwin, Kirsten Gunderson, Zachary Hodgdon, Sean Hooper, Delaney Jean, Logan Ledoux, Mary Lee, Jiaxuan Li, Michael Marini, Summer Marshall, Lucas McCusker, Spencer Murphy, Anna Prescott-Nichols, Alison Routhier, Zachery Sheehan, Noah Sinnamon, Jessica Sternberg, Kyle Thorne, Bailey Travers, Dakota West, Levi White and Eden Yurek

CBNA Ranks High on State Mandated Testing of Juniors

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, along with most other secondary schools in NH, administered Smarter Balanced testing for Math and English Language Arts and the NECAP test for Science to the Class of 2016 during the 2014-2015 school year. Smarter Balanced testing indicates a progression to college and career readiness. Scores are reported at four levels: one – minimal understanding, two – partial understanding, three – adequate understanding, and four – thorough understanding. CBNA is proud to report that 83% of Coe-Brown students tested scored a three or higher as compared to the state average of 59% in English Language Arts. This placed CBNA fourth in the state among all the high schools. In Math, 67% of Coe-Brown students tested scored a three or higher compared to the state average of 37%, placing CBNA second in the state in math on the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

The NECAP Science scores are also reported at four levels with Level Three being proficient and Level Four being proficient with distinction. Fifty percent of CBNA students tested on the NECAP Science test scored at Levels Three or Four as compared to 33% of the students in NH scoring at Levels Three or Four.

CBNA FFA Members Help Clean up Land in Northwood

CBNA FFA chapter members and town volunteers prepare to clean up town property on Olde Canterbury Road in Northwood.

CBNA FFA chapter members and town volunteers prepare to clean up town property on Olde Canterbury Road in Northwood.

On November 5, 2015, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FFF “Much-To-Do” Chapter members, along with local volunteers and town officials helped to clean up a town owned piece of property near Olde Canterbury Road in Northwood, NH that was heavily littered with tires, trash, wood and other debris. The town is trying to clean the land to improve the environment in the area, as well as so that the property can be sold. One of the missions of FFA is to do community service that benefits the community in regards to its natural resources. Students learn valuable lessons in recycling, land value, personal skills in community responsibility with regards to safety, as well as helping restore aesthetics to their community. FFA members involved with the project included Sydney Wilson, Anna Prescott-Nichols, Shayne Henry, Jason Palmer, Clayton Canfield, Emery Travers, Ryan Graeme, Sam Whitehouse, and advisor Sarah Ward. Volunteers from the town of Northwood included Town Administrator Joe Gunter, Town Representative Tim Jandebeur, the Porcella Family and employees of North Ridge Construction and Tucker Docko of Docko Excavation. Students will be returning at a later to continue to help continue the process as there is still a great deal of work still to do.


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.