Paragon 2022

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.

CBNA Chapter of NHS Inducts New Members

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) recently inducted 41 new members to this prestigious national organization. In order to obtain membership into NHS, students must first have a cumulative GPA of 90 or above. Students who meet this rigorous scholarship requirement then have an opportunity to complete an application detailing their accomplishments in and commitment to service, leadership, and character.  Once the application process is complete, students’ applications are reviewed by a panel consisting of administration and faculty members and then student scholars are invited to become members based on the panel’s recommendations. The 2019 Induction Ceremony was led by NHS President senior Elizabeth Libby and Officers seniors Celia Fogarty, Lauren Best and Mary Thoms.  Assistant Headmaster Caryn Lasky provided remarks as the guest speaker for the event and adviser Mr. David Daigle presented awards.

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy 2019-2020 National Honor Society.

New members include Jennifer Bettencourt, Katherine Blake, Amelia Brackett, Emily Buehne, Morgan Burnap, Aislin Burt, Hogan Cain, Ruby Carr, Charlotte Cleaver, Addison Cox, Corinne Fernald, Carter Ford, Madeline Griegel, Porter Heigis, Nathaniel Huckins, Shannon Jackson, Owen Judge, Raymond Lapiejko, Allison Mackey, Sarah Marsh, Hayleigh McNeil, Tessa Millette, Emily Morris, Robert Morrison, Angelise Moss, Riley Mulligan, Isabel Myers, Emma Naves, Kira NealBurk, Olivia Noni, Connor Nowak, Samuel Patteson, Matthew Ramstrom, Brenna Roy, Sarah Souliere, Darin Sweet, Drusilla Szatko Natalie Tate, Lian Welch, Valentina White, Jordan Whittier, and Emma Zollman. These inductees join the other NHS members Codi Boheen, Jaden Boulanger, Benjamin Brieger, Shane Cameron, Riley Colby, Addison Craven, Lauren Curtin, Thomas Daly, Madison Kriete, Evan Lentz, Katherine Messenger, Ryan Nester, Madison Tortorella- Lewis, Kathleen Roach, and Alexandra Wheeler. Congratulations to all of the members for their scholarship, leadership, service and character.

CBNA Students Attend HOBY

HOBY Participants 2019

CBNA HOBY attendees

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy recently sent six sophomores to the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) 2019 Leadership Seminar at St. Anselm College: Carter Ford, Olivia Noni, Angelina Rene, Brenna Roy, Drusilla Szatko, and Mary Katherine Patteson. More than 100 sophomores from around the state gathered to think critically about leadership, benefit from a variety of speakers and activities, and partake in a community service project for the NH Food Bank. The students had an amazing time with their peers from all across New Hampshire and appreciated the opportunities presented at the weekend-long event. They can be seen in these pictures along with two current Coe-Brown 11th graders, Ruby Carr and Lauren Best, who participated as Junior Team Leaders as well as alumna, Jolene Levesque ‘16 who currently serves as the NH HOBY Director of Operations.



CBNA FBLA Attends State Leadership Conference

Recently, members of the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) attended the 47th Annual State Leadership Conference in Manchester, NH, an overnight event which included workshops, activities and competitions in business, computers, economics, and communication skills. FBLA members from the CBNA chapter who participated include Alma Li of Nottingham, who competed in Business Calculations; Haillie Holland of Northwood, in Help Desk; Joseph White of Northwood in Introduction to Financial Math; Travis Carbone of Northwood in Public Speaking; Matthew Ramstrom of Barrington in Economics; Shane Cameron of Barrington in Global Business; and Evan Menard of Nottingham in Client Services. Students were accompanied by their advisor, Dr. Joann Zylak. Winners for the FBLA CBNA chapter were Joseph White and Evan Menard who placed third in their competitive events and Shane Cameron and Hailie Holland who took first place in their events. Hailie Holland also received a partial scholarship from the state FBLA chapter to attend the conference. The CBNA chapter received a number awards for different projects and competitive events, including receiving first place in the state projects “Helping Those Less Fortunate”, “Increasing Chapters in NH” and “Opioid Crisis in NH”. In addition, the CBNA chapter received the NH FBLA Honor Chapter award. Hailie Holland received the Who’s Who in NH FBLA award, and Joseph White’s award will enable him to attend National Leadership Conference in Texas this summer. Congratulations to all.

CBNA Literary Magazine Receives National Recognition

Image of Paragon Issue 22 on a table with two awards on either side of it

National Recognition for CBNA’s Literary Magazine Paragon – Volume 22

Paragon, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s Literary/Arts magazine has received two prestigious national awards for its 2018 edition.  The magazine received a Gold Medalist Certificate from The Columbia Scholastic Press Association and a designation of Excellent from the National Council of Teachers of English.  CBNA teachers Anna Hazen and Danielle Muir act as advisors for the club.  Last year’s staff included editors Alicia Baratier, Emily Cunningham and Hannah Halka, with staffers Taeva Ahern, Emily Buehne, Madison Cunningham and Jocelyn Gagnon.  Literary works and visual art were submitted by students school wide, then the student staff selected the pieces to be included and designed the pages for the 52 page publication. Congratulations to all of the talented CBNA students who contributed to Paragon’s success.


CBNA Robotics Team Qualifies for States

CBNA Robotics Team from left: Alasdair Morrison, Cordelia Norris, Noah Sinnamon, Nick Dyer, Emily Buehne, and Austin Carrier

CBNA Robotics Team from left: Alasdair Morrison, Cordelia Norris, Noah Sinnamon, Nick Dyer, Emily Buehne, and Austin Carrier

On Saturday, January 19, CBNA’s Robotics teams, Ursa Major A, B, and C, competed against 42 other teams at ConVal Regional High School in the last tournament of the season. Competition was fierce as teams tried to secure a spot in the upcoming State Tournament. All three teams finished strong in the quarterfinals qualification rounds. Team members Austin Carrier and Emily Buehne had a 7th place finish heading into the quarterfinals. Noah Sinnamon and Nick Dyer finished 19th and Cordelia Norris and Alasdair Morrison finished 23rd. Emily and Austin then became Alliance Captains heading into the quarterfinals. Choosing Team C, Nick and Noah, for their alliance, the two teams faced off in the first elimination round against two Pinkerton Academy teams. After a solid win, Teams B and C advanced to Round Two of elimination were they were outscored by teams from Thetford, Vt. All three teams had superb performances. Team C (Ruby Carr, Emily Buehne, and Austin Carrier) moved on to States.  Team B (Noah Sinnamon and Nick Dyer) received the Judges’ Award.


CBNA FBLA Volunteers

CBNA FBLA members serving at New Horizons Soup Kitchen - left to right: Riley Smith, Hailie Holland, and advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak

CBNA FBLA members serving at New Horizons Soup Kitchen – left to right: Riley Smith, Hailie Holland, and advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak

Members of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), along with their advisor Dr. Joann Zylak, recently volunteered at the New Horizons Soup Kitchen in Manchester serving food to homeless housed at the shelter over the holidays and were also able to donate five boxes of food donated by the CBNA community.  FBLA members were also able to donate a number of donated/collected items including clothes, blankets, toys, shoes and boots to Angie’s Shelter for Women in Manchester as part of the FBLA goal of helping the community.


CBNA Theatre Students to Present Love’s Labor’s Lost October 25, 26, 27, 2018

From left – Ferdinand (Cooper Leduke), Berowne (Brian Downer), Longaville (Aiden Schutte), and Dumain (Connor Nowak) swear an oath for no fun, food or females in CBNA Theatre’s production of Love’s Labor’s Lost

From left – Ferdinand (Cooper Leduke), Berowne (Brian Downer), Longaville (Aiden Schutte), and Dumain (Connor Nowak) swear an oath for no fun, food or females in CBNA Theatre’s production of Love’s Labor’s Lost

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present William Shakespeare’s romantic romp, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 25, 26 & 27, 2018, at 7 PM, in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.  One of Shakespeare’s early comedies, this adaptation is set in Navarre High School, circa 1999. The story concerns four students, led by Ferdinand, who swear oaths of no fun, no food and no females in order to focus on their studies, and ask a bunch of other students to do the same. However, when four young ladies led by the Princess of France, come for a visit, they (of course) break those oaths by falling in love, writing poetry and disguising themselves as Russians (What???).  Witty wordplay, misdirected love notes, tricks, the prom and the course of true love ensue.  The cast includes seniors Braelin Ash, Shayla Ashley, Brian Downer, Mackenzie Flanders, Cooper Leduke, Lily Marston, Paige Marston, Olivia Roach; juniors Emily Dallaire, Patrick Helm, Brianna Jackson, Shannon Jackson, Mirah Johnston, Connor Nowak, Caitlin Reynolds, Rylee Rogers, Lauren Rose, Eva Turcotte; sophomores Mary Katherine Patteson, Ben Poirier, Clayton Price, Aiden Schutte, Darin Sweet, Jordan Trahant and freshmen Sabrinalin Jeffers, Mairead O’Shea, Calvin Swett and Caleb Yates. Production stage manager junior Madison Bowen will be leading an experienced production team of skilled theatre technicians who will bring Love’s Labor’s Lost to life. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with assistance and choreography from faculty member Kolby Hume. Reserved tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and are available at For further information, call 942-5531, ext. 237, or email Hope to see you there.



CBNA to Hold Annual Homecoming September 14 & 15

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that our Annual Homecoming will be celebrated on Friday & Saturday, September 14 & 15, 2018.  The weekend will kick off with “Red and White” day for students on Friday, followed by the family friendly Comedy Hypnosis Show 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 15th including athletic events: Bass Fishing at 8 am, Cross Country vs. Portsmouth and Bow at 9 am, Girls JV/V Soccer vs. Oyster River at noon, Boys JV/V Soccer vs. Plymouth at 2 pm and Girls R/JV/V Volleyball vs. St. Thomas at 2:30, 3:45, and 5. To get the day started there will be a pancake breakfast hosted by the CBNA Chapter of FCCLA  from 8-10 am in the Smith Hall Lobby. Pre-sale tickets are $8 per person or $25 for a family of 4 or more, or $10 per person or $30 for a family of 4 or more at the door. Contact Mrs. Morales for more info at Other activities during the day will include a woodman’s demo, silent auction, and activity booths. Concessions will be offered throughout the day.  Homecoming Saturday will end with a homecoming semi-formal dance sponsored by the senior class for current students from 7 – 10 pm. For more information about any of the events, contact CBNA 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.

CBNA FFA Much-To-Do Chapter Attends Annual State Convention

CBNA FFA State Convention Delegates 2018

CBNA FFA State Convention Delegates 2018

Mr. Charles Whitten receiving the FFA Connor Memorial Outstanding Teacher/Advisor Award for 2018

Mr. Charles Whitten receiving the FFA Connor Memorial Outstanding Teacher/Advisor Award for 2018

Twenty members of the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Much-To-Do Chapter of FFA, and their advisors Mrs. Sarah Ward and Mr. Charles Whitten recently attended the 88th State FFA Convention for student recognitions in CDEs (Career Development Events), SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experiences), Proficiencies (excellence in a particular field or area of agriculture done on their own time), Scholarships, State degree recipients and other special recognitions, held at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. The convention, themed “Activate Change, Spark Passion” featured a speech by National Central Region FFA Vice-President, Piper Merritt and a keynote address by Glenn Lucas of Northwoods Law who shared what his life is like as NH Game Warden. He also talked about the importance of communication and leadership. The following recognitions were awarded to CBNA students: Chapter Delegates: Madeleine Lounsbury and Colin Gollihur; Chapter Nominating Committee Member: Joe Garcia; Chapter Courtesy Corps: Ashely Gatchell and Ben Peverly; Chapter Representative: Madeleine Lounsbury. State Officer Candidate Sarah Jensen was elected FFA State Treasurer for the upcoming school year 2018-2019. Samantha Schroder was awarded the Eastern State Exposition Scholarship of $1000, as well as the $500 FFA Foundation Scholarship.

The SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experiences) Awards were as follows: Star SAE, Entrepreneurship – Matthew Messenger – Gold, 2nd place and John Renner-Silver, 3rd place; Star SAE, Placement Gold, 2nd place to Courtney Gervais, Silver, 3rd place to Colin Gollihur and Bronze, 4th place to Patrick Murray. An Outstanding Chapter Officer Award went to Sarah Jensen.

Proficiency Awards went to the following students: in Dairy Production, Entrepreneurship – Winner Gold – Olivia Pittman. In Nursery Operations – Winner Gold – Faith Wilson; in Ag Sales – Gold, 2nd place – Madeleine Lounsbury; in Div. Livestock Entrepreneurship – Gold, 2nd place – Joe Garcia; and in Equine -Silver, 3rd place Jordan Bell.

The CDE (Career Development Event) results were as follows: the Ag Sales and Service Team consisting of Breanna Demerritt, Molly Swansburg, Patrick Murray, and Tucker Hill received second place overall; in Demonstrations Senior Division Devin Sullivan placed first overall; the Floriculture-Team consisting of Sarah Jensen, Molly Swansburg, Breanna Demerritt and Madeleine Lounsbury placed fourth overall. Sarah Jensen received first -first place individual in Floriculture; in Floral Design Mixed Media Design, Sarah Jensen earned Best in Show and Molly Swansburg was in second place overall. The Forestry Team consisting of Devin Sullivan, Elizabeth Parece, Daydrian Morin and Tyler Millette placed third overall. The Nursery/Landscape Team of Devin Sullivan, Matt Messenger, John Renner, and Colin Gollihur was second overall with Devin Sullivan in second place high individual. In the Impromptu Speaking-Novice Division Kirin Asselin placed second overall. In addition to all the student recognition, Mr. Charles Whitten was recognized with the Connor Memorial Outstanding Teacher/Advisor Award. Congratulations to the CBNA FFA Much-To-Do chapter for its outstanding showing on the state level.