CBNA Robotics Team Qualifies for States

CBNA Robotics Team from left: Alasdair Morrison, Cordelia Norris, Noah Sinnamon, Nick Dyer, Emily Buehne, and Austin Carrier

CBNA Robotics Team from left: Alasdair Morrison, Cordelia Norris, Noah Sinnamon, Nick Dyer, Emily Buehne, and Austin Carrier

On Saturday, January 19, CBNA’s Robotics teams, Ursa Major A, B, and C, competed against 42 other teams at ConVal Regional High School in the last tournament of the season. Competition was fierce as teams tried to secure a spot in the upcoming State Tournament. All three teams finished strong in the quarterfinals qualification rounds. Team members Austin Carrier and Emily Buehne had a 7th place finish heading into the quarterfinals. Noah Sinnamon and Nick Dyer finished 19th and Cordelia Norris and Alasdair Morrison finished 23rd. Emily and Austin then became Alliance Captains heading into the quarterfinals. Choosing Team C, Nick and Noah, for their alliance, the two teams faced off in the first elimination round against two Pinkerton Academy teams. After a solid win, Teams B and C advanced to Round Two of elimination were they were outscored by teams from Thetford, Vt. All three teams had superb performances. Team C (Ruby Carr, Emily Buehne, and Austin Carrier) moved on to States.  Team B (Noah Sinnamon and Nick Dyer) received the Judges’ Award.

 

CBNA FBLA Volunteers

CBNA FBLA members serving at New Horizons Soup Kitchen - left to right: Riley Smith, Hailie Holland, and advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak

CBNA FBLA members serving at New Horizons Soup Kitchen – left to right: Riley Smith, Hailie Holland, and advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak

Members of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), along with their advisor Dr. Joann Zylak, recently volunteered at the New Horizons Soup Kitchen in Manchester serving food to homeless housed at the shelter over the holidays and were also able to donate five boxes of food donated by the CBNA community.  FBLA members were also able to donate a number of donated/collected items including clothes, blankets, toys, shoes and boots to Angie’s Shelter for Women in Manchester as part of the FBLA goal of helping the community.

 

CBNA Among the Top Ten High Schools in NH

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is excited to announce that it was recently ranked in the top ten high schools in New Hampshire according to Niche.com’s 2019 Best Public High Schools list.  The ranking is based on data received from the U.S. Department of Education, surveys from parents and students, assessment scores and information provided by the school. Further information about the ranking can be found at https://www.niche.com/k12/search/best-public-high-schools/s/new-hampshire/. For more information about CBNA, explore this site. Congratulations to the CBNA community for this recognition.

 

CBNA Senior Named Semifinalist in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Alice Ewing

CBNA senior Alice Ewing, Semifinalist in Merit Scholarship Program

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced that Coe-Brown senior Alice Ewing has been named a Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Miss Ewing joins approximately 16,000 other Semifinalists nationwide in this annual program who were the highest scoring students in their states on the 2017 PSAT which served as an initial screen of program entrants.  Miss Ewing along with these other academically talented students, has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 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.  About 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 Alice Ewing on this achievement.

CBNA Senior Named Semifinalist in 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program

Alice Ewing

CBNA senior Alice Ewing, Semifinalist in Merit Scholarship Program

Officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recently announced that Coe-Brown senior Alice Ewing has been named a Semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program.  Miss Ewing joins approximately 16,000 other Semifinalists nationwide in this annual program who were the highest scoring students in their states on the 2017 PSAT which served as an initial screen of program entrants.  Miss Ewing along with these other academically talented students, has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 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.  About 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 Alice Ewing on this achievement.

 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy High School Information Nights

Coe-Brown Northwood 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 parents make their decisions about where to send their children to high school. The night will include an information session presented by the Administration and Guidance, opportunity to ask questions, as well as a tour of the campus. The Northwood/Strafford Night will be Thursday, November 1 at 6:30 and the Nottingham/Barrington Night will be Thursday, November 8 at 6:30 in the Gerrish Gym (main building).

CBNA Forensics Students Remotely Access Electron Microscope

Students seated at lab tables learning about forensics

Students, from left Jacob Rich, Emma Tobbe, and Olivia Roach, looking at forensic samples on a conference call with Mrs. Nancy Cherim of the UNH Instrumentation Center.

Recently, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Forensics students had the opportunity to remotely access a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) courtesy of the University of New Hampshire’s Instrumentation Center through the collaboration of science faculty member Mrs. Tiffany Thompson and Mrs. Nancy Cherim, an Analytical Instrumentation Scientist at UNH. Forensic students and science faculty members had the opportunity to submit forensic samples to be analyzed. Through a video conference call with Mrs. Cherim, students were able to examine and measure the size of many different samples such as dog hairs, human hair, and other plant and animal specimens. From this opportunity, students were able to experience what is like to be a forensic scientist in the real world and see the difficulty in matching hair evidence to a single person or animal.

 

CBNA Theatre Students to Present Love’s Labor’s Lost October 25, 26, 27, 2018

From left – Ferdinand (Cooper Leduke), Berowne (Brian Downer), Longaville (Aiden Schutte), and Dumain (Connor Nowak) swear an oath for no fun, food or females in CBNA Theatre’s production of Love’s Labor’s Lost

From left – Ferdinand (Cooper Leduke), Berowne (Brian Downer), Longaville (Aiden Schutte), and Dumain (Connor Nowak) swear an oath for no fun, food or females in CBNA Theatre’s production of Love’s Labor’s Lost

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present William Shakespeare’s romantic romp, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 25, 26 & 27, 2018, at 7 PM, in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.  One of Shakespeare’s early comedies, this adaptation is set in Navarre High School, circa 1999. The story concerns four students, led by Ferdinand, who swear oaths of no fun, no food and no females in order to focus on their studies, and ask a bunch of other students to do the same. However, when four young ladies led by the Princess of France, come for a visit, they (of course) break those oaths by falling in love, writing poetry and disguising themselves as Russians (What???).  Witty wordplay, misdirected love notes, tricks, the prom and the course of true love ensue.  The cast includes seniors Braelin Ash, Shayla Ashley, Brian Downer, Mackenzie Flanders, Cooper Leduke, Lily Marston, Paige Marston, Olivia Roach; juniors Emily Dallaire, Patrick Helm, Brianna Jackson, Shannon Jackson, Mirah Johnston, Connor Nowak, Caitlin Reynolds, Rylee Rogers, Lauren Rose, Eva Turcotte; sophomores Mary Katherine Patteson, Ben Poirier, Clayton Price, Aiden Schutte, Darin Sweet, Jordan Trahant and freshmen Sabrinalin Jeffers, Mairead O’Shea, Calvin Swett and Caleb Yates. Production stage manager junior Madison Bowen will be leading an experienced production team of skilled theatre technicians who will bring Love’s Labor’s Lost to life. The production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with assistance and choreography from 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.

 

 

CBNA to Hold Annual Homecoming September 14 & 15

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that our Annual Homecoming will be celebrated on Friday & Saturday, September 14 & 15, 2018.  The weekend will kick off with “Red and White” day for students on Friday, followed by the family friendly Comedy Hypnosis Show Steve Wronker’s Funny Business at 7 pm ($10) in the Gerrish Gym.  A full day of fantastic family activities is planned across the campus for Saturday the 15th including athletic events: Bass Fishing at 8 am, Cross Country vs. Portsmouth and Bow at 9 am, Girls JV/V Soccer vs. Oyster River at noon, Boys JV/V Soccer vs. Plymouth at 2 pm and Girls R/JV/V Volleyball vs. St. Thomas at 2:30, 3:45, and 5. To get the day started there will be a pancake breakfast hosted by the CBNA Chapter of FCCLA  from 8-10 am in the Smith Hall Lobby. Pre-sale tickets are $8 per person or $25 for a family of 4 or more, or $10 per person or $30 for a family of 4 or more at the door. Contact Mrs. Morales for more info at amorales@coebrown.org. Other activities during the day will include a woodman’s demo, silent auction, and activity booths. Concessions will be offered throughout the day.  Homecoming Saturday will end with a homecoming semi-formal dance sponsored by the senior class for current students from 7 – 10 pm. For more information about any of the events, contact CBNA at 603-942-5531.  Whether you attend Homecoming every year or have never been, this is the year to check it out! Hope to see you there.

Comedy Hypnosis Comes to CBNA

Steve Wronker Comedy Hypnosis appearing at CBNA on September 14

Steve Wronker’s Funny Business, a comedy hypnosis extravaganza, will arrive at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy on Friday, September 14, 2017, 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 being 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 14!