CBNA Theatre Program Features “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”

Northwood, New Hampshire… Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s theatre program is pleased to announce their 2021 fall musical You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown! This spirited musical about a beloved icon of American popular culture features music, scenery, and acting by CBNA students that will knock your socks off! Come join Snoopy, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they search for the meaning of true happiness.

The cast of “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown!” rehearsing as an ensemble. Photo by Judy Loto.

The CBNA Theatre program participants are thrilled to perform for a live audience again this fall. Junior Clair Burbank (playing Sally), freshman Ethan Welch (ensemble and swing), and freshman Emma Perry (ensemble) all agreed that they loved, “…just getting to play being kids and without having any big worries.” Junior Sam Marcotte, who plays Charlie Brown, loves the sense of community this production has had, while Junior Chris Reed, who plays Linus, echoed those thoughts, noting that, “… he just loves getting to work with this group of performers and crew.” All of the actors agree that the set and costumes, and especially the dog house, make rehearsals even more fun. The production’s logo was student designed by CBNA Junior Ian Helm.

This production is directed by CBNA faculty member Jennifer Moynihan, with additional faculty support from choreographer Kolby Hume and music director Erin Davis. Moynihan notes:

For me, I would like to say how lucky I have been to work with such a dedicated group of students who have learned so many aspects of theatre beyond acting in this show. We have had amazing volunteers in Danielle Muir and her artistic eye, and Dana Haley who helped us build some of our set pieces. Erin Davis is our new music director and she has been a wonderful asset to our students in learning the music and learning how to make character and music work together. Kolby Hume is the other essential piece of our puzzle- she choreographs, costumes, and takes care of many behind the scenes aspects, which allows me to focus on the big picture and dedicate time to blocking and character work with students. Without many dedicated hands this performance would not be possible.

Evening performances will take place Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at 7 pm, with a matinee performance on Saturday, November 13 at 1 pm. Mobile tickets are available online now. Tickets will also be available for cash purchase one hour before curtain on the day of the performances. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors, and $5 for youth. This show is appropriate for kids of all ages. Seating is general admission, although special need requests will be honored when possible.

The logo for this production, shown here, was designed by Coe-Brown Junior Ian Helm.

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The cost is $10 per screen, with an opportunity for an additional donation to the company.


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Logo Art courtesy of Ian Helm ’23.

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Coe-Brown Announces Top Ten Graduates of the Class of 2021

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is proud to announce the top ten graduates of the Class of 2021.

Kira NealBurk, Valedictorian

The Valedictorian for the Class of 2021 is Kira Neal Burk.  Kira is the daughter of Allison Neal and Jerry Burk of Barrington. Kira will attend Dartmouth College with an interest in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies with a Sustainability focus. She would like to work in the area of sustainable policy and development or pursue climate change research. While at CBNB, Kira participated in Girl’s Tennis Team, National Honors Society, National English Honors Society, Writing Center, all while working at Golick’s Dairy Bar.

Sarah Marsh, Salutatorian

The 2021 Salutatorian is Sarah D. Marsh. Sarah is the daughter of Terri and David Marsh of Strafford, will be attending the Florida Institute of Technology exploring the science field. She plans to pursue her bachelor’s and then master’s in the science field she finds most enjoyable. While at CBNA, Sara was a member of the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, math team, and writing center.

The remaining top graduates are listed in alphabetical order:


Emily Buehne

Emily R. Buehne, daughter of Elizabeth and David Buehne of Strafford, will attend the University of New Hampshire, with an interest in high school teaching. While at the Academy, Emily participated in Paragon, Debate Club, Creative Writing Club, Spanish National Honors Society, Math Team, Girls Lacrosse, National Honor Society, Writing Center and was on the Robotics Team.

Hogan Cain

Hogan W. Cain is the son of Paul and Rebecca Cain of Nottingham. He will be attending Roger Williams University in the fall with a major in Architecture. Hogan hopes to own his own firm one day. During his time at CBNA, Hogan participated in Varsity Soccer, Track, Seacoast United Soccer Club, Student Government, Writing Center, and the Student Athlete Leadership Team (SALT).

Austin Carrier

Austin Brady Carrier, son of Christina and Mark Carrier of Boscawen, will be attending the University of New Hampshire majoring in Chemistry. While at CBNA, Austin participated in Science and Robotics Club, Math Team, Dungeons and Dragons, Magic the Gathering, Tennis, and National Honor Society. Austin plans to work in teaching and science research.

Corinne Fernald

Corinne Elinor Fernald, daughter of Dawn and Joseph Fernald of Nottingham will be attending the University of New Hampshire. Corinne will major in Biology with a goal of going to medical school to become a doctor in the field of orthopedics. While at CBNA, Corinne participated in Varsity Soccer, Club Soccer with Seacoast United Soccer Club, CBNA Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field, National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, HOSA Future Health Professionals, Student Athlete Leadership Team, and Peer Helpers

Tessa Millette

Tessa L. Millette, daughter of Sheri and Stephen Millette of Barrington, will be attending Colby-Sawyer College in the fall, studying Creative and Professional Writing, Tessa would like to be an editor as well as a publisher of her own works. While at Coe-Brown, Tessa participated in National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, National French Honor Society, Peer Helpers, Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track & Field.

Alasdair Morrison

Alasdair Morrison, son of Ann Michelle Morrison of Northwood has been accepted at the University of Aberdeen and Durham University, and is also considering a gap year. Robert will major in Computer Science and has an interest in working in software to assist in the exploration of unknown spaces, primarily outer space and the ocean.  While at CBNA, Robert participated in Robotics club, Math Team, National Honor Society, and Latin Honor Society. Robert also is a martial arts instructor, and member of NH Fiddle Ensemble.

Isabel Myers

Isabel Myers, daughter of Anna and Edward Myers, of Nottingham will be attending Coastal Carolina University majoring in Biochemistry. During her time at CBNA, Isabel participated in Soccer, National Honors Society, National English Honors Society, and Paragon. Isabel is studying to be a physician’s assistant.

Olivia Noni

Olivia Noni is the daughter of Katherine and Jason Noni of Nottingham. Olivia will be attending the University of Georgia with an interest in business and communications. While at CBNA, Olivia was the Class of 2021 Vice President, the National Honor Society President, a member of the National English Honor Society and National Spanish Honor Society, Writing Center Consultant, member of Peer Helpers, member of Film Club, Girl Scout, participated in varsity Basketball, Soccer, and Track and Field.


Coe-Brown Announces Top Ten Graduates of the Class of 2020

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is proud to announce the top ten graduates of the Class of 2020.

Evan Lentz, Valedictorian

The Valedictorian for the class of 2020 is Evan Lentz, son of Lisa and James Lentz of Northwood.  During his high school career Evan has been a class officer and a member of the student council. He has also been a member of the Math Team, National Honor Society, the French National Honor Society, and Project Search. Evan has been accepted to Northeastern University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and the University of New Hampshire.  He plans to attend Northeastern University with a combined major in Chemical Engineering and Physics.

Hazel Dellario, Salutatorian

The 2020 Salutatorian is Hazel Dellario, daughter of Amanda and Christopher Dellario of Nottingham.  While at Coe-Brown, Hazel has been a member of Concert Band, Writing Center, Math Team and the Nottingham Computer Club. Hazel has been accepted to the University of New Hampshire, Northeastern University, Simmons University, Colgate University, St. Francis Xavier University, Clarkson University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She has elected to attend RPI in the fall to study Biological Neuroscience on a Pre-Med track.

The remaining top graduates are listed in alphabetical order:


Codi Boheen

Codi Boheen, daughter of Erica Boheen of Strafford, has been a member of National Honor Society, Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), the Writing Center, Peer Helpers, the Math Team, and the CBNA Swim Team.  Codi has been accepted to the University of Connecticut, the University of Rhode Island and the University of New England. She will be attending UConn in the fall entering the six-year accelerated pharmacy program there.

Ben Brieger

Benjamin Brieger, son of Mike and Karen Brieger of Northwood, has been a member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, the CBNA Cross Country and Baseball teams and the CBNA Math Team.  Benjamin has been accepted to Bentley University, Bryant University, the University of New Hampshire, and Endicott College. He will be studying Finance at Bentley University when classes resume in the fall.

Addison Craven

Addison Craven, son of Chip and Cathy Craven of Strafford, has participated as a member of the Math Team, Project SEARCH, the Writing Center, National Honor Society, CBNA Today (school newspaper) and the Boys’ Volleyball team while a student at CBNA. Addison has been accepted to Wake Forest University, Bentley University, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Vermont, and the University of New Hampshire. He plans to attend UNH in the fall to major in Information Systems and Business Analytics.

Lauren Curtin

Lauren Curtin, daughter of Nancy and Michael Curtin of Strafford, has been a member of National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Peer Helpers, Writing Center, Student Athlete Leadership Team, Varsity Soccer and Varsity Basketball during her years at CBNA. She has been accepted to Seton Hall University, Sacred Heart University, Quinnipiac University, Worcester State University, the University of New England, Clarkson University, and the University of New Hampshire. Lauren intends to study Occupational Therapy at UNH in the fall.

Hunter DeCota

Hunter DeCota, son of Jason and Kendra DeCota of Strafford, has been a member of the CBNA Baseball Team during his years at CBNA. Hunter intends to pursue a career in construction and to continue his employment at Ag Structures, L.L.C. after graduation.

Shannon Jackson

Shannon Jackson, daughter of Jack and Andrea Jackson of Nottingham, has been a member of National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, National Art Honor Society, International Thespian Society, Jazz Choir and the Writing Center. She has been accepted to McGill University, Wellesley College, Reed College, Brandeis University, Skidmore College, American University, Fordham University, and the University of New Hampshire. Shannon intends to study at McGill University in the fall, starting as a second year with a major in Linguistics and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies.

Mirah Johnston

Mirah Johnston, daughter of Izabella Linsky and Daniel Johnston of Nottingham, has participated in the Jazz, Women’s and Select Choirs, Concert Band, French National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, International Thespian Society, and the Writing Center during her years at Coe-Brown. Mirah has been accepted to Boston University with a full tuition scholarship and intends to study Vocal Performance at the BU College of Fine Arts and English at the BU College of General Studies.

Katie Messenger

Katherine Messenger, daughter of Greg and Michelle Messenger of Strafford, has been involved with the Varsity Soccer and Varsity Softball teams, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), the Writing Center, Peer Helpers, and the Student Athlete Leadership Team while at CBNA. Katherine has been accepted to the University of Connecticut, the University of New Hampshire, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the University of Rhode Island, and Endicott College. She plans to study Biomedical Engineering at URI in the fall semester.

In addition, the CBNA Class of 2020 consists of 175 students scheduled to receive diplomas this year. Ninety-five of these students will be recognized as honor graduates and 30 are members of the National Honor Society. Congratulations to the class of 2020.

CBNA Theatre Students to Present Radium Girls March 12, 13 & 14


CBNA Theatre Students to Present

 D.W. Gregory’s Radium Girls March 12, 13 & 14, 2020


Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will present the drama Radium Girls March 12, 13 and 14, 2020 at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.  In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage – until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Called a “powerful” and “engrossing” drama by critics, the play offers an unflinching look at American obsessions with health, wealth and the commercialization of science.  The company of 26 actors, playing more than 40 roles, is led by seniors Lauren Rose as Grace Fryer and Patrick Helm as Arthur Roeder, Grace’s former employer at the US Radium Corporation. Other cast members include seniors Katherine Blake, Ruby Carr, Emily Dallaire, Olivia Fontes, Brianna Jackson, Shannon Jackson, Mirah Johnston, Connor Nowak, Caitlin Reynolds, and Rylee Rogers; juniors Alex Davidson, Mary Katherine Patteson, Clayton Price, Igor Stojkov, Darin Sweet, and Jordan Trahant; sophomores Mairead O’Shea and Calvin Swett; and freshmen Emberlynn Connor, Christopher Helm, Sam Marcotte, Sierra McGahey, Allie McGuigan, and Christopher Reed. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Reserved tickets are available at Contact or 603-942-5531 ext. 237 for more information.

CBNA Announces Poetry Out Loud Event


On Thursday, February 13, 2020, at 6 pm in the Gerrish Gym, twenty CBNA students will participate in this year’s Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Poetry Out Loud school contest as part of the Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, presented in partnership with the NH Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation. This program is part of a national program that encourages high school students to learn about great poetry through memorization, performance, and competition. The CBNA winner will advance to the regional competition. New Hampshire’s champion will then advance to the Poetry Out Loud National Finals in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and school stipends will be distributed. This event is free and open to the public.

Senior One Act Plays

After the closing of their recent musical, Cinderella, the CBNA theatre program has promptly gotten back to work. Their new endeavor: Senior One Acts. The One Acts consist of one scene with up to six characters, all directed by seniors. Some are, in fact, senior projects.

I have had the pleasure to interview one of the student directors, Caitlin Reynolds, who’s piece is called Jumping by William Borden, and features a man (played by: Calvin Swett, grade 11) who has just been cheated on by his wife and is about to jump off a bridge when a woman (played by: Ruby Carr, grade 12) approaches him and tries to force her political views onto him, evidently causing them to fall in love. 

Caitlyn says she chose this piece because it, “Really speaks to her,” has a good message, and shows us that, “There is still love in this world.” She says she knows her actors very well and when reading the piece she saw them playing the characters. She says she can’t wait to see it all come together and is very excited for the final show. She also says that although she didn’t choose to do this as her senior project, she has wanted to direct one of the one acts since she was a freshman. Her stage manager, freshman Cassandra Clery, is equally as excited. 

Along with Jumping, there are four additional one acts. Medieval Medicine directed by Madison Bowen, The Meaning of Halloween directed by Patrick Helm, In the Waiting Room of the Ghost Placement Agency directed by Abi Pellitier, and Weekend Warriors directed by Mrs. Lent and assistant directed by Lauren Rose. 

All cast, crew and theatre friends are very excited for this newest endeavor. Please join us on December 11th in the Garrish Gym at 7pm to watch these wonderful and hilarious shows! 

Jingle Bell March

On December, 6, 2019, the freshman CBNA class government is holding a Jinglebell March up at the track. It is free admission and there will be free hot cocoa available to the people who participate. To participate in the walk we ask you to make a pledge of as low as 25 cents per lap, and  most of the profits are going to the Alzheimer’s community. It is going to be a fun winter event, there will be stringed lights all around the track, as well as your favorite Christmas music playing on the loudspeakers. We hope you’ll be there, it will be a fun event!

CBNA Career Fair

Coe-Brown has been experimenting with new activities for the past few years. The Career Fair is one of those experiments that they’ve been working on. It’s been two years since Coe-Brown started to host the Career Fair and this year it was better than ever. The Fair was hosted on September 11 and happened between 8:30-10:10 Am. 

The Career Fair has become an annual event at Coe-Brown and every year it gets bigger and bigger. “Every year we try to get more unknown jobs out there and show the students that would otherwise not know of their existence,”Co-organizer Ms.Cox. “There were people from sheriffs and members of the Navy, to folks working in agriculture and architecture”. 

This year’s sophomores were allowed to attend the fair with the juniors and seniors. “We wanted to start introducing them early to these job opportunities, so that’s why we allowed the sophomores to come,” Co-organizer Mr. Bassett said. When asked if they would allow freshmen next year they had this to say: “We have thought of it before and maybe we will do it next year,” Ms. Cox said. 

The fair lasted from 8:30-10:10 and was more successful than last year. When asked if they would host it next year they responded, “Oh yeah definitely,” said Co-organizers Mr. Basset and Ms. Cox. There are already plans for next year’s Career Fair. 

George Fasulo

CBNA Theatre Presents: Cinderella

The CBNA Drama Club presented Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella over the weekend. The show opened on October 24th and concluded October 26th. 

Several seniors appeared on stage as well as behind stage in this production. Seniors Ethan Meeker, Kate Blake, Patrick Helm, Brianna Jackson, Shannon Jackson, Caitlin Reynolds, Rylee Rodgers, and Lauren Rose appeared on stage alongside the lead actors Connor Nowak and Mirah Johnston. Not to be forgotten are the amazing seniors behind the magic of the set and tech, stage manager assistant Olivia Fontes, stage manager Madison Bowen, and projection designer Emily Dallaire. Mirah Johnston played Cinderella and Connor Nowak played Prince Topher and their outstanding duet of “Ten Minutes Ago (Reprise)” concluded the first act and left the audience wanting more.

Underclassmen in the cast were Mary Katherine Patteson, Clayton Price, Darin Sweet, Jordan Trahant, Mairead O’Shea, Calvin Swett, Caleb Yates, Christopher Helm, Savannah Laughlin, Sam Marcotte, Allie McGuigan, Christopher Reed, and Katerina Xanthopoulos. Their magnificent performances brought Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella to life before the audience’s eyes. The cast especially shone during their ballroom dance routines, choreographed by Ms. Hume. 

This production allowed the full talent of the costume crew to shine with all of the breathtaking dress transformations.The lighting crew created spectacular imagery and added to the beauty of the set. Stage crew helped with fast paced transitions that moved Cinderella effortlessly from one scene to the next. 

Accompanying the cast was a live orchestra consisting of  Mr. Ludwig, Mr. Baker; guest performers Ms. Amanda Ludwig and Mr. Eben Hearn; and CBNA students Sylas Aucella and Hazel Dellario. Often in the past, recorded music has been used to accompany the annual musical. The decision to use a live ensemble was appreciated by both cast members and the audience alike. Having student musicians share their abilities in this capacity served as a wonderful reminder of all the amazing talent the Coe-Brown community houses. Mr. Baker and Mr. Ludwig continue to prove their dedication to our music program by bringing in outside talent and sharing their own. 

Much to the delighted surprise of the audience, Mrs. Lent, beloved director and teacher, lent her own talents to the production. Appearing as Marie, Cinderella’s godmother, Mrs. Lent left the crowd smiling and applauding as she transformed from a mysterious old woman in the forest to a magical fairy donning a splendid ball-gown. The strategic costuming was made possible by Gay Bean. Mrs. Lent’s acting and singing abilities were on full display throughout the duration of the show, and reminded the audience why we are so fortunate to have her at the helm of our drama department. Mrs. Lent wished to be humble about her appearance in the show, even leaving her name out of the program, but her heartfelt performance and the obvious joy the students felt about sharing the stage with her proved to be two of the biggest highlights of the production. 

The CBNA Today staff would like to congratulate all of the cast and crew of Cinderella on a truly magical show! Make sure to see their next production, Radium Girls, in March 2020.