Jennifer Smith 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 Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 PM in the Multi-Purpose Room for students and families of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. Jennifer Smith will be providing information on 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.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to introduce the newest members of its staff for the 2016-2017 school year.
Aaron Ash joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional. Mr. Ash is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and this is his first year in education. He is also a graduate of CBNA.
Jennifer Enlund joins the CBNA staff as our new Finance and Human Resources Coordinator. She brings much experience from the business and corporate world to her new position at CBNA. Ms. Enlund attended Hesser College, UNLV and New Hampshire College.
Kevin Evans is CBNA’s new facilities manager and comes to the school with a wealth of industry experience. He will also serve on the school’s Safety Committee.
Kristen Everett joins the CBNA staff with 19 years of teaching experience and will teach classes in Latin and Spanish. She attended Lewis and Clark College in Portland OR, and Lesley University in Cambridge MA.
Danielle Gosselin also joins the CBNA staff as a member of the visual arts department. Ms. Gosselin will be teaching classes in basic art, drawing and painting and ceramics & sculpture. She is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and Design and has a master’s degree from Maine College of Art.
Tiffany Hatstat is one of two new members of the CBNA Science Department. She has a B.S in Chemistry from Worcester State University and a M.S. from the University of New Hampshire. Tiffany will be teaching Chemistry and Physical Science this year.
Peter Larson is the other new member of the Coe-Brown Science Department. Dr. Larson comes to CBNA with 16 years of teaching experience in both university and high school settings. He has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Richmond and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Ohio University. He will be teaching classes in biology, zoology and introductory science.
Andrew Mason joins the CBNA Staff as a paraprofessional. Mr. Mason is a graduate of CBNA and attended Carroll University and Southern New Hampshire University.
This year’s CBNA Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) chapter worked very hard on many projects and it certainly showed at New Hampshire’s FCCLA Spring Conference at Attitash Grand Summit in Bartlett, NH in April. A majority of CBNA chapter members attended state conference where several students competed, placed, and received recognition for completing Star Events. Mikayla Prina and Chelsea McCallion received bronze for Chapter in Review. Ashley Reiff and Nicole Hodgdon received silver in their Chapter Service Project. Callie Brochu received silver for Illustrated Talk. Mackenzi Prina entered Focus on Child and received gold. Lexi Arsenault and Julia Cormier received gold for their Promote and Publicize project. In addition, Jolene Levesque, along with Densi van Gerena, received gold in Life Event Planning for their Homecoming project. Not only did students receive medals for their efforts, but they also qualified to compete at the FCCLA National Convention should they decide to attend.
Desiree Wentworth worked hard reporting the chapter efforts to the state as the Connection Team Reporter and received second place for her work. The CBNA FCCLA chapter received first place in the state for Community Service with its clothing drive and second place in Chapter Participation for the year. Students who did not compete at the conference were active volunteers and helped to make this year’s state conference a successful event. All students worked incredibly hard and their advisors Mandy Morales, Toni Canfield and Jackie Lambert are very proud of their achievements.
Finally, the CBNA chapter of FCCLA would like to take a moment to recognize the following seniors who worked throughout the year to be active members. These students wore FCCLA sashes at graduation to represent their efforts in many areas of FCCLA, including community service, fundraising, completing the Power of One, and demonstrating proficiency in Family and Consumer courses: Lexi Arsenault, Callie Brochu, Julia Cormier, Nicole Hodgdon, Jolene Levesque, Kenzi Prina, Ashley Reiff, Kayleigh Sherman, and Densi van Gerena. The chapter will miss their effort and presence as CBNA FCCLA members and wishes them the best of luck with their future endeavors.
Sydney M. Wilson, a senior at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, was recently presented with the CBNA’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by the Monsanto Company.
Wilson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wilson of Nottingham, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Some of Wilson’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included State Star Farmer, 2016, Big E Scholarship Winner, State Extemporaneous Speaking Champion, State Winner in Beef Production. Miss Wilson is under the supervision of Sarah Ward, agricultural education instructor at Coe-Brown.
For the past 69 years, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award has been received by more than 168,000 high school seniors from across the country, which has become a symbol for excellence in agricultural education. As the 2016 winner of this award, Brown’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Coe-Brown.
Monsanto, a long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H and other farm youth organizations and initiatives, has sponsored the DEKALB Award, named for its brand of seed, since 1998. Monsanto is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.
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.
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.
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.
A number of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students were recently recognized by the National Writing Project in New Hampshire through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This is a remarkable achievement and milestone for young writers at CBNA who were mentored by English department faculty. A panel of writers, teachers, and literary professionals selected these students’ work as being among the best works submitted by New Hampshire teenagers. Students are judged against other entries in the following categories: fiction, flash fiction, poetry, personal memoirs, persuasive essays, humor, science fiction and fantasy. Of the more than 300 submissions to The Scholastic Writing Awards which New Hampshire students sent this year, the following students from CBNA were honored:
- Gold Key: Brian Downer (Strafford)
- Silver Keys: Braelin Ash (Northwood), Christie Clause (Barrington), Sydney Gast (Nottingham), Ben Healey (Nottingham), Ambar Mercedes (Strafford), Rachel Simmons (Barrington), Kennedi Stowell (Strafford)
- Honorable Mentions: Kristina Seavey (Nottingham) (2), Nicholas Allsup (Northwood), Shayla Ashley (Strafford), Orion Clachar (Strafford), Christie Clause (Barrington), Alice Ewing (Nottingham), Sean Hooper (Barrington), Adah Keeney (Nottingham), Caroline Lavoie (Barrington), Katherine Martel (Barrington), Grace Mele (Northwood) Carter Rollins (Northwood)
On May 9, 2016, all award recipients, including those whose work was selected as honorable mention, will be invited to attend the NH regional awards ceremony to be held at Heritage Commons on the campus of Plymouth State University. In addition, every piece of writing which received a gold or silver key will be published in this year’s edition of Middle/High School Voices. Congratulations to this next generation of writers.
Dr. JoAnn Zylak, a faculty member at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, has successfully completed the BizInnovator Teacher Certification and is now able to offer high school juniors and seniors University of Iowa college credit for completing the Entrepreneurship course, which can be transferred to other secondary educational institutions as necessary.
Developed by the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship at 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—and also to prepare students for success in their chosen career path.
This program is a key element in our initiative to promote Entrepreneurship to students at the local, state and national level. The University of Iowa tuition fee (over $1,000 value) has been waived and students simply pay a course fee of $150. The program is ideal for students who have a passion to pave new paths, create new things or solve problems. The Entrepreneurship course and Innovation software provides students with a framework to apply these interests to the world of business.
Local economies depend on an ongoing creation of successful new businesses. BizInnovator is a proven curriculum to provide our youth and young adults with the knowledge and confidence to be innovators for our community.
Another top priority is to boost student interest and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that jobs in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) will grow 17 percent by 2018—nearly double the growth for non-STEM fields. By 2018, the U.S. will have more than 1.2 million unfilled STEM jobs because there will not be enough qualified workers to fill them. STEM is where jobs are today and where the job growth will be in the future.
BizInnovator compliments the STEM initiative, giving students the know-how to take achievements in STEM to market.
For more information about BizInnovator, please visit www.bizinnovator.com. Students seeking information about registering for the next Entrepreneurship course at CBNA, should see their Guidance Counselors or email Dr. Zylak for more information at email@example.com.
- CBNA Sophomore Receives National Recognition In Scholastic Art Awards ProgramMarch 21, 2018 - 6:38 pm
- FBLA Week at CBNAFebruary 2, 2018 - 9:27 am
- CBNA Students Recognized for 2018 Scholastic Writing AwardsJanuary 31, 2018 - 5:10 pm
- CBNA FFA Chapter Attends FFA Winter Leadership CampJanuary 25, 2018 - 3:49 pm
- CBNA Announces Poetry Out Loud ContestJanuary 24, 2018 - 5:08 pm