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.

CBNA Scholastic Writing Awards 2020

CBNA Students Recognized for 2020 Scholastic Writing Awards

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 their 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 700 submissions to The Scholastic Writing Awards that New Hampshire students sent this year, the following students from CBNA were honored:

Silver Keys— Carrie Colley (Northwood), Emily Dallaire (Nottingham), Colin Gier (Nottingham), Samara Kern (Strafford), Emma Larson (Concord), John Zhang (2) (Nottingham)

Honorable Mentions – Hunter Adams (Northwood), Seamus Baker (Nottingham), Rowan Carr (Nottingham), Carly Clemmer (Northwood), Lily Dunagin (Northwood), Nathaniel Ford (Strafford), Allie McGuigan (Northwood), Angelina Rene (Northwood), Sydney Smith (Strafford), Elizabeth Weiss (2) (Deerfield)

In May, 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 Plymouth State University. In addition, every piece of writing which received a gold or silver key or an honorable mention will be published in this year’s edition of Middle/High School Voices.  Congratulations to this next generation of writers.

CBNA Scholastic Art Awards 2020

Seventeen CBNA Students Representing 35 Works of Art Receive Statewide Recognition in

The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire 2020


The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Visual Arts Department is pleased to announce that the following students have received recognition in The 2020 Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire Competition – An Affiliate Partner of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. Thirty-five pieces of art work by 18 CBNA students are among the 1222 pieces of Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention Award winning student works on display beginning Tuesday, January 22 through Saturday, February 16 at the Stockbridge Theater on the campus of Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH.  The exhibition is open to the public during events in the theater (Check Stockbridge Theater website dates and times during the exhibit).  An awards reception will take place in the theatre on Sunday, February 16.  Students in grades 7-9 will be honored at a ceremony beginning at 11:00 AM, followed by grade 10-12 at Noon.  The exhibition will close at 2 PM on that day


Coe-Brown Student recipients are as follows:



Name (Grade) Award Title
Destiny Bartlett Blaisdell (12) Honorable Mention Award – Photography Internal Dialogue
Alexis Call (12) Honorable Mention Award – Photography Rusty
Honorable Mention Award – Photography Water
Honorable Mention Award – Portfolio Photography Portfolio
Madelynn Peabody (10) Silver Key Award– Printmaking Hugo!
Honorable Mention Award– Drawing & Illustration Tales
Gabs Hendershot (10) Honorable Mention Award – Photography Before the Leaves Fall
Honorable Mention Award– Printmaking Terracotta Orange



Name (Grade) Award Title
Carolina Colley (10) Silver Key Award – Mixed Media Losing Pieces
Natalie Groves (11) Honorable Mention Award – Printmaking Layers
Misaki Kondrup (12) Honorable Mention Award – Photography Dragon Fly
Mabel Mackey (12) Honorable Mention Award – Photography Chai
Honorable Mention Award – Portfolio Chicken Photography
Morgan McPhee (11) Silver Key Award – Drawing & Illustration Evil Heaven
Kiara Summers (10) Gold Key Award – Photography The Birth of Sarah



Name (Grade) Award Title
Emily Dallaire (12) Gold Key Award – Painting Always Burning
Silver Key Award – Painting Maddie, 19
Silver Key Award – Drawing & Illustration Ripple
Silver Key Award – Painting Okay
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing All Around Me
Silver Key Award – Portfolio Portraits
Anna Principato (12) Honorable Mention Award – Photography Gradient
Jordan Trahant (11) Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration Colors of the Mind



Name (Grade) Award Title
Morgan Burnap (11) Silver Key Award – Photography Low Tide Sunsets
Honorable Mention Award – Photography Gradient in Granite
Honorable Mention Award – Photography Tropical Waters
Amelia Edmonds (10) Silver Key Award – Photography Nebulous
Lillian Farley (12) Silver Key Award – Drawing & Illustration Reflective Cactus
Sragvi Nomula (10) Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration Braid of Flowers
Honorable Mention Award – Painting Blissful Summer Day
Fiona O’Shea (12) Gold Key Award – Painting LOVING
Gold Key Award – Painting Burning
Gold Key Award –Painting Cross Yourself
Gold Key Award – Drawing & Illustration Blinded
Silver Key Award – Painting Blood Oranges
Silver Key Award – Drawing & Illustration Hyacinthine Apollo
Silver Key Award – Portfolio Portraits with Plants


VFW Announces NH Voice of Democracy Scholarship Winner from CBNA

VFW Announces New Hampshire Voice of Democracy Scholarship Winner from Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Concord, NH. – Ellie Wolthuis, a sophomore at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy in Northwood, NH, was named the VFW Department of New Hampshire’s first-place winner in the 2019-2020 Voice of Democracy Scholarship program. VFW Post 7217 in Northwood, NH, sponsored Ellie. 

“The Voice of Democracy competition provides high school students with the opportunity to speak out on freedom and democracy,” says VFW Department Commander Christopher Peirce “The program has been popular and successful since its beginning in 1947, and we’re proud to keep offering it to America’s young people.”

 The Voice of Democracy is a worldwide audio-essay competition that requires entrants to write and record a three-to-five-minute essay on a patriotic-based theme. “What Makes America Great” was this year’s theme. 

As one of 53 finalists worldwide, Ellie Wolthuis will travel to Washington, D.C., and compete at the national level for the first-place prize of a $30,000 college scholarship. 

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) started the Voice of Democracy Scholarship program in 1947. The VFW became a national sponsor in the late 1950s and assumed sole responsibility for the program in 1961. The competition was created to provide students grades 9-12 the opportunity to express themselves with regard to democratic ideas and principles. Around 40,000 students participate in the competition each year and VFW awards more than $2.1 million in scholarships every year.

Order a Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Yearbook for your student!

Quantities are limitedPlease order by Friday, January 24, 2020 to ensure you get a copy.

  • Please be advised that orders will not be accepted after Friday, January 24th. There is no guarantee that you will be able to get a book if you do not place an order by this deadline.
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Kind regards,

Michael Clauss and Kathy Biery

Advisors of the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Yearbook

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 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 Selected in VFW Voice of Democracy Contest

2019 CBNA Voice of Democracy winners (from left) Amelia Brackett, Ellie Wolthuis, Heather Farley, Emily Buehne, Charlotte Cleaver, and VFW Representative Mr. Daniel Barnhart.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy proudly announces the local winners of the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest sponsored by the VFW.  Coordinated through Mr. Daniel Barnhart of the Northwood VFW Post 7217 and faculty member Mrs. Kathy Biery, students in several English classes submitted their audio and written essays based on this year’s patriotic theme “What Makes America Great”.   At a recent school assembly, Mr. Barnhart presented first place winner Charlotte Cleaver with a prize of $100 and announced that her entry will be submitted to the next level of competition.  Second and Third place winners Amelia Brackett and Ellie Wolthuis and Honorable Mentions Heather Farley and Emily Buhene all received monetary prizes.  Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ (VFW’s) premier scholarship program. Each year, nearly 40,000 high school students compete for more than $2 million in scholarships and incentives. Students compete by writing and recording an audio essay on an annual theme. Congratulations to our local winners.