CBNA Theatre Students to Present: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless Cinderella on Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 24, 25 & 26, 2019, in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus. This production, the 2013 Broadway adaptation of the classic musical, is a contemporary take on the classic tale which features some of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside a hilarious and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane as well as some new characters, and surprising twists.  The cast includes seniors Kate Blake, Patrick Helm, Brianna Jackson, Shannon Jackson, Mirah Johnston, Ethan Meeker, Connor Nowak, Caitlin Reynolds, Rylee Rogers, and Lauren Rose; juniors Mary Katherine Patteson, Clayton Price, Darin Sweet, and Jordan Trahant; sophomores Mairead O’Shea, Calvin Swett and Caleb Yates; and freshmen Christopher Helm, Savannah Laughlin, Sam Marcotte,  Allie McGuigan, Christopher Reed, and Katerina Xanthopoulos . Production stage manager senior Madison Bowen and able assistant Olivia Fontes will be leading an experienced production team of skilled theatre technicians who will bring Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella to life. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with music direction by faculty member Colby Baker choreography by faculty member Kolby Hume. Reserved tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors and are available at http://cbnanh.booktix.com. For further information, call 942-5531, ext. 237, or email elent@coebrown.org . Hope to see you there.

 

Parent Information Night

COE-BROWN NORTHWOOD ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION NIGHTS

 

Coe-Brown Academy will be holding Information Nights for parents who are interested in learning more about the school. Although these nights are focused on Strafford, Northwood, Nottingham, and Barrington anyone is welcome to attend either night. This is an opportunity to learn more about the curriculum and what programs are available at Coe-Brown as families make their decisions about where to send their children to high school.  The night will include an information session, an opportunity to ask questions, and a tour of the campus.  The Northwood/Strafford Night will be Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 and the Nottingham/Barrington Night will be Wednesday, November 13 at 6:00 in the Gerrish Gym (main building).

 

CBNA Semi-Finalists in National Merit Scholar Program

CBNA Seniors Named Semifinalists in 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program

 

CBNA seniors (from left) Ruby Carr and Shannon Jackson, Semifinalists in the 2020 Merit Scholarship Program.

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced that Coe-Brown seniors Ruby Carr and Shannon Jackson have been named Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  They join approximately 16,000 other Semifinalists nationwide in this annual program who were the highest scoring students in their states on the 2018 PSAT which served as an initial screen of program entrants.  Miss Carr and Miss Jackson, along with these other academically talented students, have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring.  To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements including submitting a detailed application and essay to advance to the Finalist level of the competition.  Over 90% of the Semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, and more than half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.  Congratulations to Ruby Carr and Shannon Jackson on this achievement.

Comedy Hypnosis Comes to CBNA

Steve Wronker Comedy Hypnosis appearing at CBNA on September 13

Steve Wronker’s Funny Business, a comedy hypnosis extravaganza, will arrive at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy on Friday, September 13, 2019, at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.  Steve Wronker is a unique entertainer with a unique slant on the most hilarious, the most outrageous, and the funniest form of comedy available in today’s entertainment market, and the SWFB comedy hypnosis show is extremely different from any other hypnosis show available. Audience members become the stars of the show. A true entertainer, Steve puts audience volunteers into his show and orchestrates a program of absolute hilarity! With over 300 family friendly routines to choose from, no two shows are alike! The show is sponsored by CBNA Theatre and kicks off CBNA’s annual CBNA Homecoming. Tickets are $10 general admission and are available at www.cbnanh.booktix.com or at the door on the night of the show. Prepare to be thoroughly entertained when you attend Steve Wronker’s Funny Business at CBNA on September 13!

 

 

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.

 

 

Coe-Brown Announces Top Graduates of The Class Of 2019

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is proud to announce the top graduates of the Class of 2019.

Emma Tobbe, Valedictorian's senior picture

Emma Tobbe, Valedictorian

The Valedictorian for the class of 2019 is Emma Tobbe, daughter of Jennifer and John Tobbe of Northwood.  During her high school career Emma has been a member of the Varsity Lacrosse team and the Math Team. Emma has also been a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, Peer Helpers, the Science/Robotics Club and theatre. Emma has been accepted to North Carolina State University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Lehigh University and the University of New Hampshire.  She plans to pursue a degree in biomedical engineering.


Kelsey Pine, Salutitorian's Senior Picture

Kelsey Pine, Salutitorian

The 2019 Salutatorian is Kelsey Pine, daughter of Ericka and Richard Pine of Strafford.  While at Coe-Brown, Kelsey has been a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), the Writing Center, and the Cross-country, winter and spring track teams. Kelsey has been accepted to the University of New Hampshire, Northeastern University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Simmons University, Saint Anselm College, Colby-Sawyer College, and the University of New England. She has elected to attend the University of New Hampshire in the fall to study nursing.


The remaining top graduates are listed in alphabetical order:

Shayla Ashley

Shayla Ashley

Shayla Ashley, daughter of Sean and Susan Ashley of Strafford has been a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, FCCLA, the Writing Center, Poetry Out Loud and the International Thespian Society. She has also been a member of the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team. Shayla has been accepted to UNH, Hofstra University, Brandeis University, and Boston University, and will be attending Boston University in the fall to major in English Education.


Shaelyn Bedell

Shaelyn Bedell

Shealyn Bedell, daughter of April and Michael Bedell of Strafford, has been a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society, Peer Helpers, Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), the Student Athlete Leadership Team and the Varsity Soccer team during her years at CBNA. Shealyn has been accepted to Rhodes College with a presidential scholarship, Pennsylvania State University, and the University of New Hampshire with a presidential scholarship. She will be attending Rhodes College with a major in Neuroscience and a minor in Spanish.


Alice Ewing

Alice Ewing

Alice Ewing, daughter of Emily and Nathaniel Ewing of Nottingham, has been a member of the Pep and Jazz Bands, Creative Writing Club, the Quiz Bowl Team, the Robotics Team, the Math Team, CBNA Today (school newspaper), the Debate Club, and Project SEARCH while a student at CBNA. Alice has been accepted to Colby College, Colgate University, American University, St. Lawrence University, and University of Vermont-Honors College. She plans to major in International Relations.


Ian Gollihur

Ian Gollihur

Ian Gollihur, son of Jeannine and Andrew Gollihur of Northwood, has been a member of the National Honor Society, the International Thespian Society, the Boys’ Volleyball team, the Writing Center, Student Government, Amnesty International, CBNA Today and Project SEARCH during his years at CBNA. Ian has been accepted to McGill University, the University of Vermont, Saint Anselm College, UNH, University of Maine Orono and plans to double major in political science and psychology most likely at the University of Vermont.



Guilermo Alexandre Gomez

Guilermo Alexandre Gomez

Guillermo Gomez, son of Jennifer and Kenneth Sommerer of New Boston, has participated in CBNA school life by being a member of the National Honor Society, the Spanish National Honor Society and the Polyglot Club during his time at Coe Brown. He has been accepted at Georgia State University, Husson University, Michigan State University, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, and the University of New Hampshire.  Guillermo has selected Husson University for his studies next year and is planning to major in Criminal Justice and Psychology.


Colby Hoffman

Colby Hoffman

Colby Hoffman, son of Joanne Thomas Hoffman of Nottingham, has been a member of the National Honor Society, the CBNA Math Team, Student Government, and the Boys’ Soccer, Indoor and Outdoor Track Teams. Colby has been accepted to UNH, UMaine, URI, UConn, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and intends to major in engineering at either UConn or Rensselaer.


Paige Marston

Paige Marston

Paige Marston, daughter of Christine and Philip Marston of Barrington, has participated in Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse, Select Choir, National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society, International Thespian Society, Peer Helpers, All-State Music Festival, and All-State Chamber Music Festival during her years at Coe-Brown. Paige has been accepted to Worcester State University, University of New Hampshire, Sacred Heart University, Alvernia University and plans to study Occupational Therapy at Worcester State University in the fall.



Maria Ortiz

Maria Ortiz

Maria Ortiz, daughter of Melissa Gonzales and Juan Ortiz of Strafford, has been involved with Spanish National Honor Society, Chemistry Society, Project SEARCH, and Concert Band while at CBNA. Maria has been chosen to study mechanical engineering and has been accepted to New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Norwich University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Stevens Institute of Technology and the University of New Hampshire.


Megan Wimsatt

Megan Wimsatt

Megan Wimsatt, daughter of John and Cathleen Wimsatt of Northwood, has been a member of the Girls’ Varsity Soccer and Tennis teams, National Honor Society, French National Honor Society, Student Athlete Leadership Team, FFA and was named a NH Student Athlete Scholar during her years at Coe-Brown. Megan has been accepted to the University of New Hampshire, the University of New England and the University of Maine. Her post-secondary plans are to attend UNH with a major in biology.


In addition, the CBNA Class of 2019 consists of 169 students scheduled to receive diplomas on Friday, May 26, 2019, at 7 pm. One hundred and thirty-five of these students will be recognized as honor graduates and 26 are members of the National Honor Society. Congratulations to the class of 2019.

 

CBNA Student Wins Congressional Art Competition

Noah's Flood - Oil on Canvas Board, by Fiona O'Shea

Noah’s Flood – Oil on Canvas Board, by Fiona O’Shea

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy junior Fiona O’Shea of Nottingham received top honors in the 37th annual Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery in Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s Second Congressional District.  Her oil on canvas board painting entitled Noah’s Flood will be framed and will be on display in the tunnel connecting the congressional delegation to the Capital in Washington, DC beginning in June, 2019 through May, 2020. Other CBNA Students participating in the competition were Madelynn Peabody of Barrington; Nicholas LaMontagne, Alyssa Hill, Brianna Jackson, Eva Roy and Megan Wimsatt of Northwood; Emily Dallaire of Nottingham; and Morgan Burnap, Christa Clery, and Sragvi Nomula of Strafford.

The exhibition, reception and awards ceremony for all participants in the Second  Congressional District was held at the Kimball-Jenkins School of Art in Concord. Congratulations to all participants for their amazing works of art.

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 Theatre to Present Peter and the Starcatcher

Molly (left) played by Braelin Ash and Boy played by Mairead O’Shea in a scene from Peter and the Starcatcher at CBNA this week

Molly (left) played by Braelin Ash and Boy played by Mairead O’Shea in a scene from Peter and the Starcatcher at CBNA this week

March 14, 15 & 16, 2019

“When I was a boy, I wished I could fly.” So begins the story of the ingenious musical Peter and the Starcatcher being produced by the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre Program on March 14, 15 & 16, 2019, at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus. The play by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker and based on the novel by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry,  tells the exciting story of a young orphan and his mates who are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training, who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure. The talented cast is lead by freshman Mairead O’Shea as Boy/Peter and senior Braelin Ash as Starcatcher Molly Aster. The rest of the ensemble features seniors Brian Downer, Mackenzie Flanders, Cooper Leduke, Mason Lobello, Lily Marston and Cody Peck; juniors Ruby Carr, Patrick Helm, Brianna Jackson, Shannon Jackson, Mirah Johnston, Ethan Meeker, Connor Nowak, Caitlin Reynolds, Rylee Rogers and Lauren Rose; sophomores Alex Davidson, Mary Katherine Patteson, Clayton Price, Ben Poirier, Darin Sweet, Jordan Trahant and freshmen Calvin Swett, and Caleb Yates. The production stage manager is junior Madison Bowen. Faculty member Elizabeth Lent directs, with assistance and choreography from Ms. Kolby Hume. Music direction is by Mr. Colby Baker.  Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors and are available through www.cbnanh.booktix.com. For further information email elent@coebrown.org or phone the school at 603-942-5531.