Paragon, Coe-Brown’s award winning literary/arts magazine, has gone digital this year. We will be releasing two-page digital spreads this year and next, designed using text and art submitted over the last two years. Submissions remain open to Coe-Brown students and can be turned in for consideration by our staff via the Paragon Google Classroom (join code bjv33ty). The magazine staff is composed of students and advisors who meet on a weekly basis throughout the school year. Being on the staff provides experience in writing, marketing, editing, graphic design, and layout. Submissions are considered without the names of authors or artists. The magazine has garnered national awards each year from Columbia Scholastic Press Association and National Council of Teachers of English.
“We are so proud of our seniors in their many achievements in the areas of academics and co-curricular activities. We are pleased to announce our top ten seniors leading us in academic achievements during their four years of high school.” — David S. Smith, Headmaster. Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
Headmaster David S. Smith is pleased to announce Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s Top 10 Graduates of the Class of 2022.
The Valedictorian for the Class of 2022 is Samuel Dupuis. Samuel is the son of Melanie Dupuis and Richard “Red” Dupuis of Northwood. Samuel will attend Dartmouth College in the fall with a major in Chemistry. He is interested in working in the field of chemical research. While at CBNA, Samuel was recognized as a National Merit Scholarship Commended Student, and he received the AP Scholar with Honor award for his exemplary scores on four or more AP exams. He was a member of National Honor Society, where he served as Historian, and National Latin Honor Society, in addition to being named as a New Hampshire Scholar with a STEM focus. Samuel participated in the Boys’ Tennis Team for four years, where he played as the #1 seed his junior and senior years and was recognized with the Greatest Contribution award. Samuel also maintained part-time employment at Heritage Corner Market in Northwood, NH, during his time at Coe-Brown.
The Salutatorian for the Class of 2022 is Cadence Howard. Cadence is the daughter of Elaine Howard and Nick Howard of Strafford. Cadence will attend Quinnipiac University where she is enrolled in a six-year dual degree Physician Assistant program. A member of National French Honor Society and National English Honor Society, Cadence shared her academic strengths by helping underclassmen in the CBNA Writing Center. She was also named as a New Hampshire Scholar with a STEM focus. While at CBNA, Cadence participated in a number of clubs and activities, including HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), where she served as the club’s Secretary in her senior year. Cadence’s interest in the medical field also carried through to her employment as an LNA at the Edgewood Centre. As a four-year athlete in the school’s Cross Country and Track & Field programs, and a member of SALT (Student Athlete Leadership Team), Cadence was recognized by the NHIAA this year with the Scholar Athlete Award.
The remaining top ten graduates are listed in alphabetical order:
Megan Brieger, daughter of Karen Brieger and Mike Brieger of Northwood, will be attending Quinnipiac University where she will pursue a degree in Physical Therapy. While at CBNA, Megan was a member of National Honor Society, where she served as Secretary; National Spanish Honor Society, where she served as Vice President; and Math Team. She was recognized as a New Hampshire Scholar with a STEAM focus. In her time at CBNA, Megan also participated in the Athena Club, Peer Helpers and as a clarinetist in the CBNA Concert Band. She pursued her interest in health studies through her involvement with HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), serving as Treasurer her senior year. As an athlete, Megan was a member of the Girls’ Volleyball, Basketball, and Tennis teams. She was also a member of SALT (Student Athlete Leadership Team) and was recognized as an NHIAA Scholar Athlete. Megan is a 2021 graduate of the Advanced Studies Program of St. Paul’s School, where she studied Mass Media.
Jackson Colby, the son of Wendi Colby and Steven Colby of Strafford, will be attending Colgate University with an interest in studying Mathematical Economics. While a student at CBNA, Jackson was involved in Student Government, where he served for all four years as a student representative, and as President of the Student Council in his senior year. He was recognized as a member of National Honor Society, Math Team, and as a New Hampshire Scholar with a STEM focus. Jackson was a four-year athlete on the Boys’ Soccer, Basketball, and Tennis Teams, and he received the NHIAA Scholar Athlete Award.
Emily Huebel, the daughter of Susan Huebel and William Huebel of Strafford, will be attending Saint Michael’s College in the fall, where she will study Biology and Spanish while pursuing a Pre-Med track. While a student at CBNA, Emily was a member of National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, and Writing Center, where she shared her writing expertise with others. For her excellence in Spanish language studies, Emily was the first Coe-Brown student to be awarded the New Hampshire Seal of Biliteracy. She was also named as a New Hampshire Scholar with a STEM focus. Emily participated in Project Search, where she explored compelling current topics with high school peers from around the state. In athletics, Emily was a four-year member of the Girls’ Basketball Team, and received the New Hampshire Basketball Coaches Organization’s All-State All Academic Team. She is also a 2021 graduate of the Advanced Studies Program of St. Paul’s School, where she studied Ecology.
Samuel Lavoie, the son of Kathryn Lavoie and Christopher Lavoie of Barrington, will be attending the University of New Hampshire where he will study Chemical Engineering with a minor in Business. While a student at CBNA, Samuel was a member of National Honor Society, where he served as Vice President; National English Honor Society; National Spanish Honor Society; and Math Team. He was named as a New Hampshire Scholar with a STEM focus. For his excellence in art and digital photography, he received two Silver Keys from the Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire. A member of the Boys’ Tennis and Track & Field Teams, Samuel received the NHIAA Scholar Athlete Award.
Skye Loto, the daughter of Judy Loto and Frank Loto of Northwood, will attend the University of New Hampshire as a Paul Scholar in the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics, where she will study International Business and Economics, with minors in Public Policy and Finance. During her time at CBNA, Skye was a member of National Honor Society, National English Honor Society and National French Honor Society. She was recognized as a New Hampshire Scholar with a STEM focus. Skye also participated in Athena Club, Poetry Out Loud, Peer Helpers, and Writing Center, where she worked with other CBNA students on their written works. Skye was chosen to represent CBNA at the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Conference (HOBY), and was also a 2021 graduate of the Leadership Institute of the Advanced Studies Program of St. Paul’s School. Skye pursued her love of tennis year-round, and served on the CBNA Girls’ Tennis Team for all four years, where she played as the #1 seed her junior and senior years and was recognized with the Greatest Contribution award.
Sragvi Nomula, the daughter of Tanuja Nomula and Ravi Nomula of Strafford, will attend Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute where she will study Biology, with plans to specialize in Biomedical Engineering with a Pre-Med track. While at CBNA, Sragvi was a member of National Honor Society; National Art Honor Society, where she served as Vice President and later President; National Spanish Honor Society; National English Honor Society; and Math Team. She received the AP Scholar with Honor award for her exemplary scores on four or more AP exams, and she was recognized as a New Hampshire Scholar with a STEAM focus. Sragvi worked on CBNA’s literary and art magazine “Paragon,” and was a member of both the Athena Club, and HOSA (Heath Occupations Students of America), where she served in the role of Affiliation Liaison. Sragvi also served as Vice President of Student Government. In her spare time, Sragvi’s passion for drawing and painting resulted in recognition from both CBNA and the Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire.
Eva Roy, the daughter of Nikki Roy and Steve Roy of Northwood, will be attending the University of Arizona where she will study Anthropology with a minor in Dance. While a student at CBNA, Eva was a member of National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and National French Honor Society. She received the AP Scholar award for her exemplary scores on three or more AP exams, and was also recognized as a New Hampshire Scholar with a STEM focus. During her time at CBNA, she shared her academic skills as a member of the Writing Center, and has been recognized for her written works by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of New Hampshire with numerous accolades, including two Silver Keys this year alone. Eva also participated in Poetry Out Loud and Athena Club. Throughout her high school career, Eva pursued her passion for dance by teaching, and through competition at the national level in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, contemporary, lyrical, and classical pointe.
Joshua Warner, the son of Margaret Miller and Thorne Warner of Barrington, will be attending Colby-Sawyer College where he will study Biology while pursuing a Pre-Dental track. Joshua will also play soccer for Colby-Sawyer. While at CBNA, Joshua was a member of National Honor Society, where he served as Reporter; National Latin Honor Society; and he was recognized as a New Hampshire Scholar with a STEM focus. Joshua also received the AP Scholar award for his exemplary scores on three or more AP exams. In Student Government, Joshua served as Team Organizer. As a member of HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Joshua pursued his interest in the medical field, and through SALT (Student Athlete Leadership Team), his interest in supporting the CBNA athletic programs. Over his high school career, Joshua played on the Boys’ Baseball, Winter Track, and Soccer teams; earning accolades in soccer as Second Team and First Team All-State in his junior and senior years respectively. He was a recipient of the NHIAA Scholar Athlete Award. Joshua is also a 2021 graduate of the Leadership Institute of the Advanced Studies Program of St. Paul’s School.
“Though she is not a native speaker of Spanish, her work has been exemplary and she scored a perfect score of 5 on the AP exam.” – Jennifer Sommerer, Spanish Language Teacher and President Elect of the New Hampshire chapter of AATSP—American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Northwood, New Hampshire…Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Headmaster David S. Smith is pleased to announce that senior Emily Huebel has earned the New Hampshire Seal of Biliteracy. Although Huebel is not a native speaker of Spanish, her exemplary class work and perfect score on the AP exam resulted in this important recognition. She will be awarded this distinction at graduation with the Seal of Biliteracy on her diploma. Huebel is CBNA’s first recipient of this prestigious honor.
Huebel has long recognized her interest in languages. Although she never had the opportunity to travel out of the northeastern United States and Canadian Maritimes as a child, she was exposed to the basics of the Spanish language in elementary school at Saint Mary Academy in Dover, NH, and junior high at Strafford School in Strafford, NH. In fact, when her junior high Spanish teacher became her homeroom teacher, Huebel enjoyed the interplay of Spanish in daily homeroom conversations. Huebel notes, “Spanish was cool. I liked learning it, and in junior high it was like a secret code we used with friends.”
The opportunity to pursue Spanish in high school was a welcome one, and Huebel started 9th grade at Coe-Brown in Spanish 2 Honors. She loved the language and how it sounded, expanding her vocabulary whenever possible, and reading Spanish-language articles over and over until she understood them perfectly. The year prior to the AP exam, Huebel’s Spanish teacher, CBNA faculty member Jennifer Sommerer, worked with the students to improve their conversation techniques, listening skills, and understanding of Spanish culture worldwide and its influences. That in-depth immersion made the difference on the AP exam, according to Huebel, allowing her to, in her own words, “get into the zone” and power through all four components of the exam with confidence.
With Biology and a pre-med track on the horizon at St. Michael’s College, Huebel plans to add a double major in Spanish in hopes that when she becomes a doctor, her knowledge of a second language will help her communicate more effectively with all of her patients, especially those in urban centers like Boston, where she hopes to be eventually.
The Seal of Biliteracy is a national award that has been adopted by more than forty other states across the country. The award recognizes students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages by high school graduation. The New Hampshire Seal of Biliteracy award was made possible through collaboration between the NH Association of World Language Teachers (NHAWLT) and the NH Statewide English Learner Educator network. The NH Association of World Language Teachers has agreed to be the stewards of this award.
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