Coe-Brown Northwood Academy New Staff

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to introduce the newest members of its staff for the 2015-2016 school year.

Attisano.PeterPeter Attisano joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional. Mr. Attisano is a graduate of Plymouth State University and this is his first year in education.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burns.JenniferJennifer Burns joins the CBNA faculty as a Guidance Counselor. Ms. Burns received a BA from the University of New Hampshire and an M. Ed. in School Counseling from Salem State University. She starting her 6th year in education and is looking forward to attending sports games and getting involved with the CBNA community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fenerty.SarahSarah Fenerty is the newest member of CBNA’s English department and comes to CBNA with degree from University of New Hampshire. A graduate of CBNA, Ms. Fenerty will be teaching Freshman English and Senior English. She hope to be involved with the various writing clubs and eventually to start a school spirit club.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kutylowski.JoelJoel Kutylowski joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional. Mr. Kutylowski is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and of CBNA. In his second year in education, he will be advising the Project Success study program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lambert.JacquelineJacqueline Lambert also joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional. Ms. Lambert is a graduate of CBNA and the New Hampshire Technical Institute and this marks her first year in education

 

CBNA FCCLA 2014-2015 Chapter Activities

FCCLA Members 2015 assembly

CBNA FCCLA 2015 members left to right: (back row l-r) Densi van Gerena, Nick Lounsbury, Mrs. Canfield, Shane Marshall, Austin Anderson, Sydney Fisher, Ashley Reiff, Kayla Williamson, Allison Jones, Angela Dutcher, Mrs. Morales (front row l-r) Meraya Knight, Desiree Wentworth, Jolene Levesque, Nicole Hodgdon, Callie Brochu, Lexi Arsenault

PRESS RELEASE: This year has been a very busy year for Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America. FCCLA, formally FHA, is the only career and technical organization that focuses on family. Student members and officers of this organization believe in the need for strong families in our society and many plan to enter into careers relating to the fields of social work, psychology, education, and culinary arts

The 2014-15 CBNA FCCLA chapter was led by a great officer team, which included: President, senior Claire Decker (Northwood); Secretary, senior Meraya Knight (Northwood); Treasurer, senior Austin Anderson (Strafford); Membership Representative, senior Debbie Peabody (Northwood); Reporter, senior Crystal Janvrin (Northwood); and Connection Team Officer, junior Kenzi Prina (Nottingham). In addition, senior Anna Jennison (Nottingham) demonstrated amazing leadership skills and dedication representing CBNA by serving as a NH FCCLA state officer as State Vice President of Community Service.

In September, CBNA FCCLA hosted the Homecoming Pancake Breakfast, which was a great success in its first year. Later in the fall, the chapter helped Meraya Knight with her Stuff-a-Bus food drive for End 68 Hours of Hunger, an organization that provides food for the weekends to local children in need. This event began a relationship between the two organizations. CBNA FCCLA has been volunteering one week per month to pack the bags for the End 68 Hours of Hunger program that serves Northwood, Nottingham and Strafford.

CBNA FCCLA was also represented in April at the NH FCCLA Spring Conference at Attitash. The following students competed at the state level and qualified to compete at the National FCCLA conference in July: seniors Claire Decker and Debbie Peabody received gold for Promote and Publicize; senior Allison Jones (Epsom) received silver in Recycle and Redesign; senior Kayla Williamson (Strafford) received silver in Teach and Train; senior Meraya Knight received silver in the category of National Programs in Action; senior Austin Anderson received silver in Life Event Planning; and juniors Jolene Levesque (Northwood), Densi van Gerena (Northwood), and Nicole Hodgdon (Strafford), received silver for State Display. All chapter members and officers who attended Spring Conference also worked extremely hard as volunteers to help the conference run smoothly and represented Coe-Brown with great pride.

With the current school year coming to a close, the following 2015-16 students were inducted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, as the new officers for the CBNA FCCLA Chapter: Membership Representative, Densi van Gerena; Connection Team Reporter, sophomore Desiree Wentworth (Barrington); Media Coordinator, sophomore Donald MacCallum (Northwood); Activities Coordinator, junior Callie Brochu (Deerfield); Treasurer, freshman Allison Rose (Northwood); Secretary, Mackenzi Prina; Vice President, Jolene Levesque; and President, Nicole Hodgdon.

Advisors Mrs. Mandy Morales and Mrs. Toni Canfield are incredibly proud of these, and all members of the CBNA FCCLA chapter, for their many accomplishments this year. Congratulations to all.

 

CBNA Students Participate in Congressional Art Competition

Twenty-two Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students recently participated in the 34th Annual Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery in Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s Second Congressional District. These students are: from Barrington – Abigail Ahern, Alyssa Bussiere Olivia Drew and Jamie Pratt; from Northwood – Alexa Barnes, Hannah Herter, Julie Souryavong, Lily Hunt, Sadie Sabina, Erika Grand,   Megan Leduke, Audrey Getman, Jesse Ohrenberger, Billie Pingree, Veronica Swindell and Ryu Kondrop; from Nottingham – Gage Desrosiers and Andrew Lambert and from Strafford – Alandra Beaver, Hannah Eaton, Jacquelyn Stevens and Alexander Yonchak. The exhibition, reception, and awards ceremony took place on Friday, May 1, 2015, from 6:00- 7:30 pm at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord. Based on his entries, junior Ryu Kondrup was awarded a scholarship to attend the New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Pre-College Program. Congratulations to all.

Junior Ryu Kondrup’s award winning art works:

Dragon Eye, Scratchboard

Dragon Eye, Scratchboard

Pug, Colored Pencil

Pug, Colored Pencil

CBNA FBLA Chapter Attends State Leadership Conference

CBNA FBLA Members at the State Convention: left to right Taylor Richardson, Cody Vaughn, Brittany Guillemette, Alex Yonchak, Maxim Begin, Nate Schroeder, Lauren Velleca, Meghan Percy, Nicole Beaupre, and advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak.

CBNA FBLA Members at the State Convention: left to right Taylor Richardson, Cody Vaughn, Brittany Guillemette, Alex Yonchak, Maxim Begin, Nate Schroeder, Lauren Velleca, Meghan Percy, Nicole Beaupre, and advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter participated in the FBLA State Leadership Conference which was held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester on March 31 and April 1, 2015. Students competed in many business related areas and received several awards and recognitions. A Chapter Award for Who’s Who in FBLA went to junior Brittany Guillemette of Strafford for her work in Breast Cancer Awareness, and the whole chapter received an Honorary Chapter Award for the number of activities they have participated in throughout the year. The Marketing Team of Brittany Guillemette, junior Nicole Beaupre of Northwood and junior Meghan Percy of Barrington received a medal for third place, and each received a $1,000 scholarship to SNHU. Other awards included an honorable mention in Introduction to Communications for freshman Nate Schroeder, of Strafford. Taylor Richardson, a senior from Strafford placed third in the state in Business Procedures and Maxim Begin, a freshman from Northwood, placed third in Business Math. Others who attended and competed were senior Alex Yonchak from Strafford in Impromptu Speaking, senior Cody Vaughn from Northwood in Client Services, and senior Lauren Velleca from Northwood in Accounting. Every student who received an award is eligible to compete in Chicago, Illinois, at the National FBLA Convention in their respective areas later this year.

 

Coe-Brown Announces Top Ten Graduates

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is proud to announce the top ten graduates for the Class of 2015.

Sarah Curtin, ValedictorianThe Valedictorian for the class of 2015 is Sarah Curtin, daughter of Mike and Nancy Curtin of Strafford. During her high school career Sarah has been a member of the CBNA soccer, basketball and track and field teams. She has also been a member of the National Honor Society, and Peer Helpers. Sarah has been accepted to Quinnipiac University, St. Anselm’s College and St. Joseph’s College. She plans to pursue a degree in nursing.

 

 

 

 


Katheryn Huckins, SalutatorianThe 2015 Salutatorian is Katheryn Huckins, daughter of Matthew and Anne Huckins of Strafford. While at Coe-Brown, Katheryn has been a member of the Project Search, the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society and Paragon Literary and Art Magazine. Katheryn has been accepted to Boston University and Northeastern University. She plans to major in engineering.

 

 

 

 


The remaining top ten graduates are listed in alphabetical order:

Joshua ConradJoshua Conrad, son of Greg and Nora Conrad of Northwood, has been a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and the Varsity Soccer and Tennis teams. He has been accepted to Mount Allison University, Dalhousie University and McGill University. Joshua plans to attend McGill University to study biology, biochemistry and life science in a pre-med program next year.

 

 

 

 


Caitlin FoleyCaitlin Foley, daughter of Sean Foley and Michelle Halligan Foley of Strafford, has been involved in the National Latin Honor Society, and Peer Helpers, and a member of the CBNA softball team while a student at Coe-Brown. She has been accepted to Clarkson University where she plans to pursue a career in engineering.

 

 

 

 


Aurora GoodwinAurora Goodwin, daughter of Nicole Toy and Nathan Goodwin, is a member of the National Honor Society, the National French Honor Society, Peer Helpers, a Writing Center Consultant and is currently the secretary of the senior class. She has also been a member of the cross country, indoor and outdoor track teams. Aurora plans to attend Clarkson University to pursue a career in engineering.

 

 

 

 


Garrett KunzGarrett Kunz, son of Fred and Betsey Kunz of Northwood, has been a member of CBNA’s tennis and soccer teams during his years at the Academy. Garrett has also been active with Peer Helpers, the National Spanish Honor Society and the National Honor Society. He has been accepted to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology and Clarkson University and plans to pursue a future in engineering.

 

 

 

 


Ashley LeBlancAshley LeBlanc, daughter of Yvette and Gregory LeBlanc of Northwood, has participated in CBNA school life by being a member of the basketball and soccer teams, the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society, Student Council, CBNA Today, FFA and currently serves as class vice president. She plans to attend the University of New Hampshire to pursue a degree in health management and policy.

 

 

 

 


Benjamin PorterBenjamin Porter, son of Staci and Robert Porter of Nottingham, has been a member of the CBNA basketball and golf teams as well as being a member of the National Honor Society and Peer Helpers. He has been accepted to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as well as California Polytechnic State University. Benjamin plans to attend California Polytechnic State University to major in aerospace engineering.

 

 

 

 


Cassandra RogersCassandra Rogers, daughter of Jo-Ann and Richard Rogers of Barrington, has been a member the National Honor Society, Project Search, Tri-M, the CBNA Pep and Jazz Bands, Paragon Literary and Art Magazine and is a Writing Center Consultant. She has been accepted to the University of Massachusetts, the University of Vermont and Boston University. Cassandra will be attending Boston University to pursue a degree in biology/pre-med.

 

 

 

 


 

Nicole TorosianNicole Torosian, daughter of Mr. Lindsey Torosian and Mrs. Cynthia Torosian of Northwood, has been a member of the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society, Project Search, Peer Helpers and Paragon Literary and Art Magazine. Nicole plans to attend Cornell University and will be pursuing a degree in chemical engineering.

In addition, the CBNA Class of 2015 has 130 honor graduates.

CBNA Theatre to Present In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories March 6 & 7

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February 19, 2015

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531
elent@coebrown.org

CBNA Theatre to Present In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories March 6 & 7

Oni Publicity

The Oni chorus in In a Grove rehearses a scene entitled The Oni Dilemma.

CBNA Theatre will present In a Grove: Four Japanese Ghost Stories by Eric Coble on March 6, 2015 at 7 pm and on March 7, 2015 at 12 pm and 3 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy campus. The story begins with Obosan, a traditional Japanese priest, who steps forward from the darkness. He explains that where we now see a grove of trees, bushes, and grassy hills, was once the village of Kogisu, and Obosan was once the village priest. Where did all the people go? What happened to the homes and shops and pathways? Obosan promises to answer all of these questions in four tales as he takes us back in time hundreds of years to watch the supernatural history – and ultimate destruction – of an entire village. Leading the cast is sophomore Cassandra Barnhart as Obosan. The rest of the cast includes seniors Olivia Anatone, Kyle Bousquet, Sophia Chartier, Rachel Dallaire, Hannah Grady, Dylan Groves, Lizzie MacEachern, Jordan Roach, Colton Rush, and Alec Schleich; juniors Janais Axelrod, David Coe, Jessica Cooper, Isaac Guzofski, Damian May, Jared Neal, Stosh Szatko, Emily Therrien, and Ryan Wadleigh; sophomores Sierra Brady, Lauren Burrows, Camryn Chick, Joe Guptill, Arianna Jones, and Kelsey Wallace; and freshmen Sandra Black, Erin Boodey, Zachary Helm, Nina Laramee, Cailinn Monahan, Kayla Pollak, Allison Rose, and Courtney Snow. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with assistance from faculty member Kolby Hume. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and seniors and are available after March 2 by calling 942-5531 ext. 237, by email – elent@coebrown.org or at the CBNA main office. Tickets will also be available at the door.

 

CBNA Hosts 2015 Special Olympics Seacoast Area Winter Games

Press Release: 2-16-15

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531
elent@coebrown.org

CBNA Hosts 2015 Special Olympics Seacoast Area Winter Games

Teams gather in front of CBNA’S Smith Hall for Opening Ceremonies.

Teams gather in front of CBNA’S Smith Hall for Opening Ceremonies.

On Saturday, February 7th, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy hosted the 2015 Special Olympics of New Hampshire Seacoast Area Winter Games. A proud tradition for about a decade, these games were finally held again after three years of cancellation due to lack of snow and poor field conditions. About 200 Special Olympics athletes from many teams around the state competed in cross-country ski and snowshoe events ranging from 10 to 7,500 meters in length. Event coordinator and faculty member Shawn White and Special Olympics Field Coordinator Miranda Morse would like to thank the many Coe-Brown faculty, staff, and student volunteers whose efforts both ensured and enhanced the success of this event. They would also like to thank the Northwood Crankpullers Association for helping to pack down snow on the race tracks, and Bryana Clark of Exeter, our current Miss New Hampshire Teen National, for joining us. We look forward to next year’s games.

 

Coe-Brown Students Recognized for 2015 Scholastic Writing Awards

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531
elent@coebrown.org

 Coe-Brown Students Recognized for 2015 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 300 submissions to The Scholastic Writing Awards which New Hampshire students sent this year, the following students from CBNA were honored:

  • Gold Keys: Sophia Chartier ( Nottingham), Megan Leduke (Northwood)
  • Silver Keys: Kristina Seavey (Northwood), Grace Blake (Strafford), Emily Cunningham (Northwood), Nicole Durell (Barrington) (3), Hannah Eaton (Strafford), Claire Hammond (Nottingham), Kayla Pollak (Northwood), Kelsey Wallace (Strafford)
  • Honorable Mentions: Cassandra Barnhart (Northwood), Sandra Black (Nottingham), Amanda Bolduc (Nottingham), Paul Colson (Strafford), Jackson Douglas (Strafford), Sarah Dupuis (Barrington), Caroline Lavoie (Barrington), Megan Leduke (Northwood) (2), Ahna McCusker (Northwood), Alexander Mercedes (Strafford), Sadie Sabina  (Northwood), Amy Searing (Strafford)

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 will be published in this year’s edition of Middle/High School Voices.  Congratulations to this next generation of writers.

Banner Year for Coe-Brown Art Students: Twenty Coe-Brown Students representing 39 works of art receive statewide recognition in The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire 2015

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January 23, 2015

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531
elent@coebrown.org

Banner Year for Coe-Brown Art Students:
Twenty Coe-Brown Students representing 39 works of art receive statewide recognition in The Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire 2015

The Art Department at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that the following students received recognition in The 2015 Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire Competition administered by The New Hampshire Art Educators’ Association – A Regional Affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. Seven hundred and ninety pieces of Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention Award winning works, including the works of CBNA students, are currently on display through Sunday, February 8 at the Stockbridge Theater on the campus of Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH. The exhibition is open to the public Mon. – Fri. 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. An awards reception will take place in the theatre on Sunday, February 8. Students in grades 7-9 will be honored at a ceremony beginning at noon, followed by grades 10-12 at 1:00 PM. The exhibition will close at 3:00 PM.

Coe-Brown Student recipients are as follows (See gallery of featured works below):

Barrington

Award: Title:
Abigail Ahern (12) Gold Key Award & American Vision Nomination – Drawing Confusion
Silver Key Award – Drawing Does Life Really Repeat?
Silver Key Award – Drawing The Pledge
Silver Key Award – Drawing Wanderlust
Silver Key Award – Art Portfolio
Olivia Drew (12) Gold Key Award – Photography Blank Space
Silver Key Award – Photography Not So Silent Night

Strafford

Alandra Beaver (12) Honorable Mention Award – Drawing After it Rain
Hannah Eaton (12) Gold Key Award – Drawing Through the Cracks
Silver Key Award – Painting Self-Discovery
Alexander Yonchak (11) Gold Key Award – Portfolio 1
Gold Key Award – Portfolio 1
Silver Key Award – Photography Clouded View
Honorable Mention Award – Digital Art Seamless Color Split
Honorable Mention Award – Digital Art Windows
Honorable Mention Award – Digital Art Seabirds
Erika Grand (12) Honorable Mention Award – Painting Face Paint
Danielle Grove (12) Honorable Mention Award – Painting The Beauty of Fall
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing One Great Summer
Jacquelyn Stevens (12) Silver Key Award – Drawing This Moment

Nottingham

Andrew Lambert (12) Gold Key Award – Photography CBNA Snap Shot
Tess Lambert (12) Silver Key Award – Photography Doodle Cup
Erin Carey (10) Gold Key Award – Photography Burning Maze
Gage Desrosiers (11) Silver Key Award – Photography Deep Sea

Northwood

Megan Leduke (12) Gold Key Award – Drawing Features
Silver Key Award – Drawing Runaways
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing Rebel
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing The Gardner
Jesse Ohrenberger (12) Honorable Mention Award – Drawing How Sweet it is
Billie Pingree (11) Gold Key Award – Drawing Grand Theft Autumn
Gold Key Award – Drawing Bombs Away
Gold Key Award – Drawing Voodoo doll
Silver Key Award – Drawing Harder to Breathe
Haley Ruth (12) Gold Key Award – Drawing Reading in Isolation
Julie Souryavong (11) Honorable Mention Award – Photography Trophies of the Dead
Veronica Swindell (12) Honorable Mention Award – Drawing Peafowl
Sydney Welch (12) Honorable Mention Award – Photography

Epsom

Allison Jones (12) Silver Key Award – Mixed Media Creativity in Buttons
Honorable Mention Award – Photography Complex World

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CBNA Sophomores Selected in VFW Voice of Democracy Contest

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January 20, 2015

Contact: Elizabeth Lent
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
603-942-5531
elent@coebrown.org

CBNA Sophomores Selected in VFW Voice of Democracy Contest

VFW Voices of Democracy Award winners

CBNA Voice of Democracy winners with VFW officers left to right LilyGrace York, Abigail Devaney, Shannan Brown Neisler, Daniel Barnhart, Gwyn Norris

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy proudly announces the local winners of the Voice of Democracy Essay Contest sponsored by the VFW. Nearly fifty CBNA sophomores participated in the contest with the assistance of their English teacher Mrs. Kathy Biery. The winners, LilyGrace York, first; Gwyn Norris, second; and Abigail Devaney, third were selected by members of the Northwood VFW Post and were presented with certificates and checks by VFW Post 7217 Commander Ms. Shannan Brown Neisler and Post Adjutant Mr. Dan Barnhart at a recent school assembly. Since 1947, the Voice of Democracy Program has been the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) premier scholarship program. The contest is open to students in grades 9-12, who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories. . Each year, more than 50,000 high school students compete for more than $2.3 million in scholarships and incentives. This year’s theme was “Why Veterans are Important to Our Nation’s History and Future” To enter the contest students were required to record a reading of their essays to a CD. Entries are three to five minutes and are judged according to originality, content and vocal delivery. Paper copies of the essays are also submitted. Entries begin at the post level. Winning students then have the opportunity to compete on the district, state and national levels. Congratulations to these talented students.