CBNA Theatre Presents-Elsewhere

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre to perform Elsewhere by Dan Zolidis, renowned Author, Educator and Playwright for Teens

Northwood, New Hampshire… At a boarding school in New Hampshire, the former headmaster’s house sits empty, abandoned for decades after his son’s disappearance inside, and now thought to be haunted. When four students break in on a dare, they don’t find ghosts or ghouls. Instead, they find a doorway to another world: Elsewhere. Elsewhere is a realm of pure imagination, overflowing with everything that the young protagonists Sylvan, Ariel, Jenna, and Vi could ever want: magic, adventure, acceptance, purpose, and a half-human, half-buffalo librarian. But the longer they stay in Elsewhere, the more it seems that there’s something not quite right with the fantasy utopia—and the less willing Elsewhere is to let them go back to their real lives. To escape this dream world, the four friends must journey through their darkest nightmares to find their way home.

 

Written by renowned author, educator and playwright Dan Zolidis, this production touches upon everyday themes common in the lives of teenagers like divorce, identity, health, and finding one’s place in the world. Zolidis, a former middle school and high school theatre teacher, is one of the most prolific and produced playwrights in American schools. Published biographies for Zolidis note that his more than 125 published plays have been performed over 30,000 times, appearing in every American state, Canadian province, and sixty-seven different countries.

 

Coe-Brown’s production of the play Elsewhere will be directed by faculty member Jennifer Moynihan and stage managed by CBNA students Athena Moore ‘24 and Micah Linskey ’24. New professional lighting and sound designed and recently installed by New England Mobile Audio will help bring the production to life, with lighting orchestrated by Lydia Grant ‘25, Moore, and Linskey; sound and audio by Linskey and faculty member Aaron Ash; and costume design completed by Kaitlyn Linskey ‘26 with the assistance of CBNA faculty member Kolby Hume. Thanks to all volunteers and staff, and the entire cast and crew for their time, energy and dedication.

 

The play Elsewhere will be on view and open to the public for evening performances this Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th at 7pm in the Gerrish Gym at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. Mobile tickets are available online now via our virtual ticketing program at: https://cbnanh.booktix.com and will also be available for cash purchase one hour before curtain on the day of the performances. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $7 for students and seniors. Seating is general admission, although special need requests will be honored when possible. Please note that this production does contain some mild language and stylized violence, and may not be appropriate for all ages.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy strives to produce graduates who are academically and socially prepared to be responsible, caring and contributing members of the global society.

 

Founded in 1867, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is a comprehensive secondary institution offering the highest quality curriculum of studies to the residents of Northwood, Strafford, and surrounding towns, as well as matriculated day students from further afield.  The State of New Hampshire certifies Coe-Brown Northwood Academy as a “Public Academy” with public school approval. Our educational programs and opportunities are accessible to both traditional and non-traditional learners, responsive to the diverse needs of an ever-changing community, and consistent with state and federal laws supporting the education of our youth.

 

The Academy offers a curriculum of studies which is consistent with these premises and the laws of the State of New Hampshire.  This curriculum, woven into a coordinated course of study, will enable all students to realize their potential and prepare them for their chosen endeavors upon graduation.  The expertise of faculty and staff permits course offerings to develop the full potential of all students, whether they be educationally advantaged or challenged.  It is then incumbent on the students to be academically diligent, consistent in attendance, and positive in attitude to successfully complete their chosen course of studies.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is located at 907 First NH Turnpike, in Northwood, New Hampshire, on the shores of beautiful Harvey Lake. For further information about the school, please call 603-942-5531 or visit our website at www.CoeBrown.org.

 

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CBNA’s Elsewhere logo.

CBNA Students Recieve Recognition from College Board National Programs

December 15th, 2023

                        

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Students Receive Recognition from the 2024 College Board National Recognition Programs

Northwood, New Hampshire…Headmaster David S. Smith of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that Evelyn Dearborn, Wilson Weygant and Stephen Perry have been named as Commended Students in the National Merit Scholarship Program for their exceptional academic promise and outstanding performance on the PSAT. In addition, nine CBNA students have been awarded the National Rural and Small Town Award through the College Board National Recognition Programs, including Anna Bergeron, Rex Betts-Levine, Gavin Bungard, Claire Burbank, Evelyn Dearborn, Francesca Ferguson, Colin Kane, Somer Loto and Jayden Porter. This is the largest single group of CBNA awardees to date. Letters of recognition have been presented to these scholastically talented seniors.

 

Out of over 1.3 million juniors who entered the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2022 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), approximately 34,000 are named Commended Students. Dearborn, Weygant and Perry are part of this elite group who scored among the top 3% in the nation, and who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise.

 

The National Rural and Small Town Award is one of four awards in the National Recognition Program, which includes three others that recognize students of Hispanic, African American, or Indigenous heritage. Bergeron, Betts-Levine, Bungard, Burbank, Dearborn, Ferguson, Kane, Loto and Porter were all recognized through the National Rural and Small Town award program for being academically competitive students from a rural region that is traditionally underrepresented in the college application process. Students who may be eligible for this recognition must attend school in a rural area or small town, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams.

 

With a wide range of interests from chorus to robotics, this record-breaking group of eleven CBNA students includes mathematicians, varsity athletes, musicians, actors, and authors who volunteer for numerous local clubs and organizations and contribute to the CBNA community on a daily basis. These students aspire to careers in psychology, medical microbiology, physical therapy, teaching, engineering, the trades, performing arts, journalism, art therapy and homeland security.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy strives to produce graduates who are academically and socially prepared to be responsible, caring and contributing members of the global society.

 

Founded in 1867, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is a comprehensive secondary institution offering the highest quality curriculum of studies to the residents of Northwood, Strafford, and surrounding towns, as well as matriculated day students from further afield.  The State of New Hampshire certifies Coe-Brown Northwood Academy as a “Public Academy” with public school approval. Our educational programs and opportunities are accessible to both traditional and non-traditional learners, responsive to the diverse needs of an ever-changing community, and consistent with state and federal laws supporting the education of our youth.

 

The Academy offers a curriculum of studies which is consistent with these premises and the laws of the State of New Hampshire.  This curriculum, woven into a coordinated course of study, will enable all students to realize their potential and prepare them for their chosen endeavors upon graduation.  The expertise of faculty and staff permits course offerings to develop the full potential of all students, whether they be educationally advantaged or challenged.  It is then incumbent on the students to be academically diligent, consistent in attendance, and positive in attitude to successfully complete their chosen course of studies.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is located at 907 First NH Turnpike, in Northwood, New Hampshire, on the shores of beautiful Harvey Lake. For further information about the school, please call 603-942-5531 or visit our website at www.CoeBrown.org.

 

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“National Merit Scholarship Commended students Evelyn Dearborn, Wilson Weygant and Stephen Perry celebrate their notification of recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program.”

(l-r) W. Weygant, E. Dearborn, and S. Perry.  Photograph by Judy Loto.

 

Top Left Photo #2:

“Recipients of the National Rural and Small Town Award through the College Board National Recognition Programs celebrate their notification of recognition.”

(l-r) R. Betts-Levine, C. Kane, A. Bergeron, S. Loto, C. Burbank, F. Ferguson, E. Dearborn. (Missing G. Bungard and J. Porter) Photogra

ph by Judy Loto.

 

CBNA Scholastic Writing Awards 2023

Slide show of all winners by Samara Kern is at link below.

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Forty-six Coe-Brown Students Receive Statewide Recognition in the 2023 Scholastic Writing Awards of New Hampshire

 

Northwood, New Hampshire…Forty-six Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students were recently honored for their excellence in writing in the 2023 Scholastic Writing Awards–An Affiliate Partner of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. These awards are granted upon review by a panel of creative professionals. Since 1923, the awards have provided early recognition for some of the country’s most celebrated authors and artists.

Of the written works submitted by these Coe-Brown students, fifty-eight received statewide recognition in the form of twelve Gold Keys, twenty-six Silver Keys, and twenty Honorable Mentions. These pieces of writing included short stories, flash fiction, personal essays & memoirs, critical essays and poetry.

One of the twelve Gold Key works, a poem titled Posthistory by Coe-Brown senior Sydney Smith of Strafford, New Hampshire, was also one of only five works in the state to be nominated for the American Voices award. Smith’s brief yet poignant poem reflects on life’s before and after, creating a retrospective image of the author’s thoughts on the physical evidence of death and the march of time. Smith’s English teacher, CBNA faculty member Amy Usinger, noted, “Sydney’s an old soul. I was not surprised to see her literary works celebrated as enthusiastically as her visual art has been.” Jurors consider many factors in their review for these special awards, including the, “recognition of talent and the representation of diverse mediums, viewpoints, and backgrounds.”

Smith received three Gold Keys in total from the Scholastic Writing Awards for two works of poetry and a short story. She also recently received one Gold Key, two Silver Keys, and two Honorable Mentions from the Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire, where her Gold Key art was also nominated for Best of Show recognition. Smith plans to attend Keene State college next year where she intends to study graphic design.

Coe-Brown student recipients of the Scholastic Writing Awards of New Hampshire are as follows:

 

Barrington

Name(Grade) Award Title
Summer Brackett (9) Gold Key

Honorable Mention

Flash Fiction

Personal Essay & Memoir

Thomas Carloni (9) Silver Key Flash Fiction
Shea Escabi (12) Honorable Mention Short Story
Lilian Poulin (12) Honorable Mention Poetry
Josephine Romatelli (12) Honorable Mention Poetry
Chase Stevens     (12) Silver Key Poetry

 

 

Concord

Name(Grade) Award Title
Emma Larson (12) Gold Key

Honorable Mention

Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction

 

Deerfield

Name(Grade) Award Title
Jade Dostie (9) Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir
Olivia Verville (10) Honorable Mention Poetry

 

Northwood

Name(Grade) Award Title
Sadie Bartlein (9) Gold Key Flash Fiction
Maddison Beltran (12) Silver Key Flash Fiction
Aidan Cox (12) Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir
Spencer Hogan (12) Honorable Mention Flash Fiction
Benjamin Place (12) Honorable Mention Poetry
Ethan Speiser      (9) Silver Key Flash Fiction

 

Nottingham

Name(Grade) Award Title
Mary Bergeron (9) Silver Key Flash Fiction
Jesse Brodeur (12) Silver Key Poetry
Nikhil Chavda (12) Silver Key Poetry
William Countey III (12) Gold Key

Silver Key

Flash Fiction

Personal Essay & Memoir

Alexis Cowan (12) Silver Key

Silver Key

Poetry

Flash Fiction

Gavin Demas (12) Silver Key Poetry
Tommy Flanagan (12) Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir
Samuel Marcotte (12) Gold Key

Silver Key

Flash Fiction

Poetry

Audrey Perron     (12) Silver Key Poetry
Chloe Rothaug (9) Honorable Mention Flash Fiction
Noelle Sartin (12) Silver Key Poetry
Halle Waldo (9) Gold Key Flash Fiction
John Zhang (12) Silver Key

Silver Key

Flash Fiction

Flash Fiction

 

 

 

 

Strafford

Name(Grade) Award Title
Ella Brooks (12) Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir
Evan Brooks (9) Silver Key Flash Fiction
Cassandra Clery (12) Silver Key Personal Essay & Memoir
Emberlyn Connor (12) Silver Key Poetry
Emma Corey (9) Honorable Mention Flash Fiction
Madison DeCota (12) Silver Key Poetry
Andrew Dyer (12) Gold Key

Gold Key

Silver Key

Personal Essay & Memoir

Flash Fiction

Poetry

Oliver Ford (9) Gold Key Flash Fiction
Carly Hardy (12) Silver Key Poetry
Stella Harrison (9) Silver Key Flash Fiction
Ian Helm (12) Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir
Samara Kern (12) Silver Key

Honorable Mention

Critical Essay

Poetry

Sydney Meehan (12) Silver Key Flash Fiction
Christopher Reed (12) Silver Key Poetry
Molly Sawyer (12) Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir
Sydney Smith (12) Gold Key

Gold Key

Gold Key

Poetry(*American Voices Nominee)

Poetry

Short Story

Geneva Telehala (12) Honorable Mention Personal Essay & Memoir
Jack Whitcher (12) Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention

Poetry

Personal Essay & Memoir

The National Writing Project in New Hampshire

Founded in 2002, The National Writing Project in New Hampshire is the New Hampshire branch of the National Writing Project. Through a network of teacher leaders, the project works to improve writing instruction throughout the state. Young writers will be published in a regional anthology, Middle/High School Voices, and honored at a spring conference.

 

Since 1998, the publication Middle/High School Voices has been providing an outlet for publication of New Hampshire’s student writing. In our regional competition, student writers will be recognized by the inclusion of award-winning writing in our regional anthology and at an award ceremony in the spring.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy strives to produce graduates who are academically and socially prepared to be responsible, caring and contributing members of the global society.

 

Founded in 1867, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is a comprehensive secondary institution offering the highest quality curriculum of studies to the residents of Northwood, Strafford, and surrounding towns, as well as matriculated day students from further afield.  The State of New Hampshire certifies Coe-Brown Northwood Academy as a “Public Academy” with public school approval. Our educational programs and opportunities are accessible to both traditional and non-traditional learners, responsive to the diverse needs of an ever-changing community, and consistent with state and federal laws supporting the education of our youth.

 

The Academy offers a curriculum of studies which is consistent with these premises and the laws of the State of New Hampshire.  This curriculum, woven into a coordinated course of study, will enable all students to realize their potential and prepare them for their chosen endeavors upon graduation.  The expertise of faculty and staff permits course offerings to develop the full potential of all students, whether they be educationally advantaged or challenged.  It is then incumbent on the students to be academically diligent, consistent in attendance, and positive in attitude to successfully complete their chosen course of studies.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is located at 907 First NH Turnpike, in Northwood, New Hampshire, on the shores of beautiful Harvey Lake. For further information about the school, please call 603-942-5531 or visit our website at www.CoeBrown.org.

 

CBNA Scholastic Art Awards 2023

Eighteen Coe-Brown Students Representing 37 Works of Art Receive Statewide Recognition in

The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire 2023

 

Northwood, New Hampshire… The Art Department is pleased to announce that the following students received recognition in the 2023 Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire Competition – An Affiliate Partner of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. The exhibition opens at Pinkerton Academy on January 23 and runs through to the Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 5.  Two ceremonies will take place: Awards for Grades 7-9 will begin at 11AM, and awards for Grades 10-12 will begin at noon.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy student recipients are as follows:    

 

Barrington

 

Name (Grade) Award Title
Drew Byers (9) Honorable Mention – Drawing & Illustration Title:   Dairy for Breakfast
  Honorable Mention – Printmaking Title:   Dynamic Danny
Lauren Gibson (12) Gold Key Award – Painting Title:   Are You Okay?
  Silver Key Award – Painting Title:   Just Smile
  Silver Key Award – Ceramic & Glass Title: Maneki Neko
  Honorable Mention Award – Portfolio  
Ava Hussey (12) Honorable Mention Award – Photography Title:  Are We the Same?
  Honorable Mention Award – Photography Title:  Self Abandonment
  Honorable Mention Award – Photography Title:  Drowning in A Lost Mind
  Silver Key Award – Portfolio 1  
  Honorable Mention Award – Portfolio 2  

 

Concord

 

Emma Larson (12) Silver Key – Drawing & Illustration Title: Midsommar
  Honorable Mention – Drawing & Illustration Title: Mr. Worldwide

 

Northwood

 

Jeiza Chacha (10) Silver Key Award – Photography Title:   New Leaf

 

Allie McGuigan (12) Silver Key Award – Ceramics & Glass Title:   Handsy
  Silver Key Award – Printmaking Title:   Autumn Again
Olivia McGrail (12) Honorable Mention Award – Ceramics & Glass Title:   Pot Head

 

Nottingham

 

Rowan Carr (12) Honorable Mention Award – Mixed Media Title:   Dreamscapes 1
Anushka Chavda (12) Honorable Mention Award – Photography Title:   Kisses from A Seal
  Honorable Mention Award – Photography Title:   Life’s Precious Moments
Sawyer Pedersen (11) Silver Key Award – Photography Title:   Seaside Sunset
  Honorable Mention Award – Photography Title:   1:55 pm
  Honorable Mention Award – Photography Title:   300 Years
  Honorable Mention Award – Photography Title:   Mountain Road
  Honorable Mention Award – Photography Title:   Fall Evening
Lillian Wotton (12) Silver Key Award – Mixed Media Title:   Preserved Flowers

 

Pittsfield

 

Rubi Garrow (12) Honorable Mention Award – Mixed Media Title:   77’ Dentside

 

Strafford

 

Ze Bernard (11) Silver Key Award – Drawing & Illustration Title:   Escape
Nathaniel Ford (12) Honorable Mention Award – Printmaking Title:   Panama Jack Hat
Stella Harrison (9) Silver Key Award – Photography Title:   Lilly Pad
Isabella Naves (12) Honorable Mention Award – Ceramics & Glass Title:   The 70’s
Marlee Neuschuez (9) Honorable Mention Award – Painting Title:   A Shadow
Sydney Smith (12) Gold Key Award – Painting Title:   Our   (*Best of Show Nominee)
  Silver Key Award – Painting Title:    Bella Donna
  Honorable Mention Award – Mixed Media Title:    Gone Bad
  Honorable Mention Award – Painting Title:    Queen
  Silver Key Award – Portfolio  

 

 

Award totals: 2 Gold Keys, 13 Silver Keys, and 22 Honorable Mention.

 

The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire

The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire (SAANH) is a regional visual arts affiliate of the prestigious national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Each year in September, the call goes out from SAANH to all New Hampshire’s Art Educators, grades 7-12, to register and submit their outstanding student artwork.

 

There are seventeen individual categories that students may enter work in. They range from Drawing and Painting to Sculpture and Mixed Media. Seniors may also submit a body of six pieces of work in a portfolio to compete for a number of cash and scholarships.

 

The SAANH believes that a moment of positive recognition can inspire a student to pursue a lifetime of creative expression.  It is critical to provide each emerging generation of creative leaders with early encouragement and to support artistic development.  Acknowledging that these skills are best nurtured in an environment in which creativity is valued, it is also essential to recognize and reward educators for their classroom efforts to encourage creativity, and to cultivate support for young artists.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy strives to produce graduates who are academically and socially prepared to be responsible, caring and contributing members of the global society.

 

Founded in 1867, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is a comprehensive secondary institution offering the highest quality curriculum of studies to the residents of Northwood, Strafford, and surrounding towns, as well as matriculated day students from further afield.  The State of New Hampshire certifies Coe-Brown Northwood Academy as a “Public Academy” with public school approval. Our educational programs and opportunities are accessible to both traditional and non-traditional learners, responsive to the diverse needs of an ever-changing community, and consistent with state and federal laws supporting the education of our youth.

 

The Academy offers a curriculum of studies which is consistent with these premises and the laws of the State of New Hampshire.  This curriculum, woven into a coordinated course of study, will enable all students to realize their potential and prepare them for their chosen endeavors upon graduation.  The expertise of faculty and staff permits course offerings to develop the full potential of all students, whether they be educationally advantaged or challenged.  It is then incumbent on the students to be academically diligent, consistent in attendance, and positive in attitude to successfully complete their chosen course of studies.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is located at 907 First NH Turnpike, in Northwood, New Hampshire, on the shores of beautiful Harvey Lake. For further information about the school, please call 603-942-5531 or visit our website at www.CoeBrown.org.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Students Receive Recognition from the 2023 College Board National Recognition Programs

Northwood, New Hampshire…Headmaster David S. Smith of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy announced today that Nikhil Chavda and John Zhang have been named as Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program, while Megan Adams has been named a Commended Student for her exceptional academic promise. In addition, six CBNA students have been awarded the National Rural and Small Town Award through the College Board National Recognition Programs, including Megan Adams, Ella Brooks, Drew Clinch, Brady Kouchoukos, Emma Larson, John Zhang. Letters of recognition have been presented to these scholastically talented seniors.

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of over 16,000 Semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program, including those of Chavda and Zhang. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,250 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million that will be offered in the spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 95% of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and approximately half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.

Adams is one of 34,000 Commended Students throughout the nation who are being recognized for their exceptional academic promise. Although they will not continue in the 2023 competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, Commended Students placed among the top 50,000 students who entered the 2023 competition by taking the 2021 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

The National Rural and Small Town Award is one of four in the National Recognition Program, which includes three others that recognize students of Hispanic, African American, or Indigenous heritage. Adams, Brooks, Clinch, Kouchoukos, Larson and Zhang were all recognized through the National Rural and Small Town award for being academically competitive underrepresented students. Students who may be eligible for this recognition have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have excelled on the PSAT/NMSQT, or earned a score of 3 or higher on two or more AP Exams; and attend school in a rural area or small town.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy strives to produce graduates who are academically and socially prepared to be responsible, caring and contributing members of the global society.

Founded in 1867, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is a comprehensive secondary institution offering the highest quality curriculum of studies to the residents of Northwood, Strafford, and surrounding towns, as well as matriculated day students from further afield.  The State of New Hampshire certifies Coe-Brown Northwood Academy as a “Public Academy” with public school approval. Our educational programs and opportunities are accessible to both traditional and non-traditional learners, responsive to the diverse needs of an ever-changing community, and consistent with state and federal laws supporting the education of our youth.

 

The Academy offers a curriculum of studies which is consistent with these premises and the laws of the State of New Hampshire.  This curriculum, woven into a coordinated course of study, will enable all students to realize their potential and prepare them for their chosen endeavors upon graduation.  The expertise of faculty and staff permits course offerings to develop the full potential of all students, whether they be educationally advantaged or challenged.  It is then incumbent on the students to be academically diligent, consistent in attendance, and positive in attitude to successfully complete their chosen course of studies.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is located at 907 First NH Turnpike, in Northwood, New Hampshire, on the shores of beautiful Harvey Lake. For further information about the school, please call 603-942-5531 or visit our website at www.CoeBrown.org.