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 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.

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.