CBNA FFA Much-To-Do Chapter Attends Annual State Convention

CBNA FFA State Convention Delegates 2018

CBNA FFA State Convention Delegates 2018

Mr. Charles Whitten receiving the FFA Connor Memorial Outstanding Teacher/Advisor Award for 2018

Mr. Charles Whitten receiving the FFA Connor Memorial Outstanding Teacher/Advisor Award for 2018

Twenty members of the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Much-To-Do Chapter of FFA, and their advisors Mrs. Sarah Ward and Mr. Charles Whitten recently attended the 88th State FFA Convention for student recognitions in CDEs (Career Development Events), SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experiences), Proficiencies (excellence in a particular field or area of agriculture done on their own time), Scholarships, State degree recipients and other special recognitions, held at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. The convention, themed “Activate Change, Spark Passion” featured a speech by National Central Region FFA Vice-President, Piper Merritt and a keynote address by Glenn Lucas of Northwoods Law who shared what his life is like as NH Game Warden. He also talked about the importance of communication and leadership. The following recognitions were awarded to CBNA students: Chapter Delegates: Madeleine Lounsbury and Colin Gollihur; Chapter Nominating Committee Member: Joe Garcia; Chapter Courtesy Corps: Ashely Gatchell and Ben Peverly; Chapter Representative: Madeleine Lounsbury. State Officer Candidate Sarah Jensen was elected FFA State Treasurer for the upcoming school year 2018-2019. Samantha Schroder was awarded the Eastern State Exposition Scholarship of $1000, as well as the $500 FFA Foundation Scholarship.

The SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experiences) Awards were as follows: Star SAE, Entrepreneurship – Matthew Messenger – Gold, 2nd place and John Renner-Silver, 3rd place; Star SAE, Placement Gold, 2nd place to Courtney Gervais, Silver, 3rd place to Colin Gollihur and Bronze, 4th place to Patrick Murray. An Outstanding Chapter Officer Award went to Sarah Jensen.

Proficiency Awards went to the following students: in Dairy Production, Entrepreneurship – Winner Gold – Olivia Pittman. In Nursery Operations – Winner Gold – Faith Wilson; in Ag Sales – Gold, 2nd place – Madeleine Lounsbury; in Div. Livestock Entrepreneurship – Gold, 2nd place – Joe Garcia; and in Equine -Silver, 3rd place Jordan Bell.

The CDE (Career Development Event) results were as follows: the Ag Sales and Service Team consisting of Breanna Demerritt, Molly Swansburg, Patrick Murray, and Tucker Hill received second place overall; in Demonstrations Senior Division Devin Sullivan placed first overall; the Floriculture-Team consisting of Sarah Jensen, Molly Swansburg, Breanna Demerritt and Madeleine Lounsbury placed fourth overall. Sarah Jensen received first -first place individual in Floriculture; in Floral Design Mixed Media Design, Sarah Jensen earned Best in Show and Molly Swansburg was in second place overall. The Forestry Team consisting of Devin Sullivan, Elizabeth Parece, Daydrian Morin and Tyler Millette placed third overall. The Nursery/Landscape Team of Devin Sullivan, Matt Messenger, John Renner, and Colin Gollihur was second overall with Devin Sullivan in second place high individual. In the Impromptu Speaking-Novice Division Kirin Asselin placed second overall. In addition to all the student recognition, Mr. Charles Whitten was recognized with the Connor Memorial Outstanding Teacher/Advisor Award. Congratulations to the CBNA FFA Much-To-Do chapter for its outstanding showing on the state level.

 

CBNA FFA Much-To-Do Chapter Students Recognized at Banquet

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Much-To-Do Chapter of FFA, active for more than 60 years, held its annual banquet on Friday, March 30. This event, presided over by Sarah Jensen current FFA President, was a banquet for members and their families to celebrate FFA achievements by members during the school year. CBNA student members of FFA, a co-curricular student organization for those who are interested in agriculture and leadership, and one of the three components of agricultural education, were honored with the following awards: Greenhand Degree: Eric Taylor (Nottingham), Ryan Bane (Strafford), Eden Yurek (Deerfield), Jared McHugh (Northwood), Mason Shoup (Strafford), Celia Leighton (Strafford), Makayliah Waterhouse (Strafford), Ben Peverly, (Northwood), Sydney Jacques (Strafford), Kody Bates (Northwood), Ashley Gatchell (Northwood), Tucker Goodwin (Strafford), Kirin Asselin (Candia), Samantha Schroeder (Strafford), Kieran Taylor (Barrington), Kennedi Stowell (Strafford), and Jacob Hobart (Northwood). Chapter Degree: Willow Tritter (Northwood), Tucker Hill (Northwood), Molly Swansburg (Strafford), Luke Belbin (Strafford), Joe Whiting (Northwood), Jackson Boucher (Strafford), Elijah Tomlinson-Burrell (Northwood), Daydrian Morin (Nottingham), Dakota McPhee (Northwood), and Courtney Gervais (Northwood). Honorary Membership: Mrs. Amanda Morales, Family and Consumer Studies Teacher. Leclerc FFA Jacket Recipients: Sydney Jacques (Strafford), Olivia Pittman (Northwood) and Ashley Gatchell (Northwood). Proficiency Awards: Agricultural Mechanics Repair & Maintenance: Ben Peverly (Northwood); Agricultural Sales and Services: Madeleine Lounsbury (Northwood); Beef Production: Matthew Messenger (Strafford); Dairy Production Entrepreneurship: Olivia Pittman (Northwood); Dairy Production Placement: Courtney Gervais (Northwood); Diversified Horticulture: Devin Sullivan (Northwood); Diversified Livestock: Joe Garcia (Strafford); Equine Science Placement: Jordan Bell (Nottingham); Nursery Operations: Faith Wilson (Loudon); Outdoor Recreation: Patrick Murray (Northwood); Small Animal Care and Production: John Renner (Strafford). Star Awards: Star Greenhand: Samantha Schroeder (Strafford); Star Farmer: Joe Garcia (Strafford); Star Placement: Madeleine Lounsbury (Northwood); Star Agribusiness: Olivia Pittman (Northwood). The new officer team for the 2018 – 2019 school year is as follows: President: Bailey Travers (Deerfield); Vice-President: Joe Garcia (Strafford); Secretary: Jordan Bell (Nottingham); Treasurer: Colin Gollihur, (Northwood); Reporter: Courtney Gervais, (Northwood); Sentinel: Patrick Murray, (Northwood); Historian: Tyler Millette (Barrington). Congratulations to all of these award winners for their accomplishments and for keeping FFA alive at CBNA.

 

CBNA FFA Greenhand Ceremony (L to R) President Sarah Jensen, Vice-President- Madeleine Lounsbury, Member Celia Leighton, Secretary Bailey Travers, member Ben Peverly, Kody Bates, Ryan Bane, Eric Taylor, Jerod McHugh, Kirin Asselin, Sydney Jacques, Samantha Schroeder and Ashley Gatchell.

FFA State President and CBNA Alum Sydney Wilson presenting Patrick Murray with his proficiency in Outdoor Recreation.

CBNA Sophomore Receives National Recognition In Scholastic Art Awards Program

<em>Legacy</em> by Fiona O’Shea

Legacy by Fiona O’Shea

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Art Department is pleased to announce that sophomore Fiona O’Shea of Strafford was recently recognized with a silver medal for her painting entitled Legacy in the 95th annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition.

Fiona’s painting was among 33,000 submissions of art work from the across the country received this year. Just 2400 were recognized nationally.  Miss O’Shea joins the ranks of thousands of notable artists and writers from this past century including:  Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Joyce Carol Oates, Sylvia Plath, Philip Pearlstein, Paul Newman, Richard Avedon, and many others who have received this honor.

 

FBLA Week at CBNA

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy chapter of Future Business Leaders of America will be celebrating FBLA Week during the week of February 4 through the 10th. FBLA members are America’s future leaders in our community. The group participates in five activities throughout the year -Professional Development; fundraising for attendance to workshops, socials/networking, and State Leadership Conferences; civic activities locally; social/networking activities to connect education with businesses/government; and service—helping local businesses with getting THEIR work done while learning at the same time. Activities through the week will include awareness about wellness & fitness on Monday, Feb. 5. Students can pay $5 to enter and get a chance to win a gas gift card at the end of the week, get fit and help the Make a Wish Foundation at the same time. Members will also be collecting unperishable items for a food drive to help those in need, even though the holidays are over. Items can be dropped off during the week at CBNA to help with this effort. On Tuesday, Feb. 6, some FBLA members will be going to area schools to talk about the “Future” Future Business Leaders of America and how younger students can get involved with the organization. Wednesday, Feb. 7, will bring a presentation on the Opioid Crisis and awareness in CBNA’s Library from 2:30 pm until 3:30 pm. All Career and Technical Student Organizations will be in attendance. On Thursday, Feb. 8, the group will celebrate FBLA Awareness Day. Members will wear blue and gold and distribute FBLA flyers and applications, and on Friday, Feb. 9, the winner of the Wellness/Fitness Challenge will be announced and members plan to end the week with a pizza social. If you have any questions about this organization, want more information, or just want to learn more about FBLA, contact Dr. Zylak –
jzylak@coebrown.org at CBNA or our State and Local Officer, senior Nathaniel Schroeder for details.

CBNA Students Recognized for 2018 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 750 submissions to The Scholastic Writing Awards that New Hampshire students sent this year, the following students from CBNA were honored:

Gold Key – Alyssa Reiff (Nottingham)

Silver Keys— Braelin Ash (Northwood), Emily Cunningham (2) (Northwood), Adah Keeney (Nottingham), Jacob Lock (2) (Strafford), Isabel Myers (Nottingham), Madison Rollins (Northwood), Kathryn Spadafora (Strafford)

Honorable Mentions – Braelin Ash (Northwood), Emily Buehne (Strafford), Sarah Burleigh (Nottingham), Susan Burnap (2) (Strafford), Inle Bush (Northwood), Addison Cox (Northwood), Emily Cunningham (Northwood), Corinne Fernald (Nottingham), Hannah Halka (Northwood), Nathaniel Hoffman (2) (Nottingham), Mirah Johnston (Nottingham), Adah Keeney (Nottingham), Cooper Leduke (Northwood),  Riley Mulligan (Strafford), Alyssa Reiff (2) (Nottingham), Madison Rollins (2) (Northwood), Julia Sommer (2) (Northwood), Kathryn Spadafora (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 or an honorable mention will be published in this year’s edition of Middle/High School Voices.  Congratulations to this next generation of writers.

CBNA FFA Chapter Attends FFA Winter Leadership Camp

CBNA FFA Members stand together at the FFA Winder Leadership Camp

CBNA FFA Members at the FFA Winter Leadership Camp. Left to right: Front Row: Courtney Gervais, Bailey Travers, State President Sydney Wilson (CBNA Class of ’16), Elizabeth Parece, Ashley Gatchell
Back Row:  Tucker Hill, Patrick Murray, Colin Gollihur, Tyler Millette, and Joe Garcia

Members of the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Much-To-Do FFA chapter, along with advisors Charles Whitten and Sarah Ward, recently attended FFA Winter Leadership Camp, a two day camp focused on Personal Growth and Leadership Skills, presented by Corey Flournoy, former National FFA President and the New Hampshire State FFA Officer team. Located at Camp Brookwoods in Alton, NH, FFA members from across the state gathered together to learn more about themselves in order to learn the skills necessary to grow to be better agriculture leaders.  Students participated in individual, small group and large group activities and to learn life skills in cooperation, sharing, role modelling and more. The students truly enjoyed this experience because it gave them an opportunity to meet with other FFA members across the state in a non-competitive atmosphere helping to foster friendships and future agricultural connections.

 

Twenty-Three CBNA Students Representing 40 Works of Art Receive Statewide Recognition in Scholastic Art Awards 2018

Dooly, by Alicia Baratier Dooley – Graphite and Color Pencil on Paper

Morgan Burnap Sunrise digital color photograph

Sunrise, by Morgan Burnap – digital color photograph


The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Art Department is pleased to announce that twenty-three visual arts students received recognition in The 2018 Scholastic Art Awards of New Hampshire – A Regional Affiliate of the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Inc. Students from CBNA received nine Gold Keys, ten Silver Keys and twenty-one Honorable Mentions. The Gold Key works will continue on and compete in the national competition with national results announced in Mid-March. In addition, pieces from Coe-Brown are part of an exhibit of 968 pieces of Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention Award winning works from students statewide on display beginning Tuesday, January 16 through Saturday, February 4 at the Stockbridge Theatre on the campus of Pinkerton Academy in Derry, NH.  The exhibition is open to the public Mon. – Fri. 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.  An awards reception will take place in the theatre on Sunday, February 4.  Students in grades 7-9 will be honored at a ceremony beginning at noon, followed by honors for grades 10-12 at 1:00 pm and ending with the closing of the exhibition at 3 pm.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy student recipients are as follows:

Barrington

Domminique Depianti (12)
Honorable Mention – Drawing & IllustrationTitle:  Sugar Rush

Sarah Dorion (12)
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title:  When the Storm Comes
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title:  Beyond the Seven Seas
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title:  New Beginnings
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title:  In the Shadows
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title:  Night Ride

Isabelle Lupinacci (12)
Honorable Mention – Drawing & Illustration – Title:  Serene Safari

Strafford

Alicia Baratier (12)
Gold Key Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Dooley
Honorable Mention – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Emotionless

Raven Barnes (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Open Water, Open Mind
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Dry Air

Morgan Burnap (9)
Gold Key Award – Photography – Title: Apple Harvest
Gold Key Award – Photography – Title: Sunrise
Honorable Mention – Photography – Title: Top of the Tower

Fiona O’Shea (10)
Gold Key Award – Painting – Title: Legacy
Gold Key Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: September
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Confidence/youthful prince

Elizabeth Parece (12)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: Ferris wheel
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Chlorophytum Comosum

Drew Trembley (12)
Gold Key Award – Photography – Title: Stars over Bow Lake
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: The Good Ole’ Days
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Jetty

Nottingham

Emily Dallaire (10)
Gold Key Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Printed
Silver Key Award – Printmaking – Title: Nevermore

Madelyn Dallaire (12)  
Honorable Mention – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Starlet

Shannon Jackson (10)
Sliver Key Award – Painting – Title: Untitled 1984

Hayleigh McNeil (10)  
Silver Key Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Delicious Donuts

Reegan Osborne (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Drawing & Illustration – Title: Sent From Heaven

Caitlyn Ustaszewski (12)   
Honorable Mention Award – Digital Art – Title: Campfire Stories

Northwood

Sierra Baker (12)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: Feathers

Jeremy Foster (10)
Honorable Mention Award – Printmaking – Title: Naturally

Brianna Jackson (10)
Honorable Mention Award – Printmaking – Title: Perfection in Purple

Nicolas LaMontagne (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Log

Tyler LaMontagne (11)
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Water Bubble
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title: Fustic Leaves

Mabel Mackey (10)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title:  Cooped Up
Honorable Mention Award – Photography – Title:  Quercus Phellos (Acorn Tops)

Sarah Madore (12)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title: Crinkled

Courtney Snow (12)
Silver Key Award – Photography – Title:  Blurred Actions

 

 

CBNA Landscaping Class Plants Donated Tree

CBNA Landscaping students (left to right) Matt Messenger, Colin Golihur, John Renner, Devin Sullivan, and Sarah Jensen plant tree donated by Patuckaway Nursery.

CBNA Landscaping students (left to right) Matt Messenger, Colin Golihur, John Renner, Devin Sullivan, and Sarah Jensen plant tree donated by Patuckaway Nursery.

Mark & Carol Davis of Pawtuckaway Nursery in Lee, NH recently donated a Japanese Maple to Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. The tree, which was planted in the Science Building entry way garden by the CBNA Landscaping class on December 5, 2017, is a “Spring Delight” which has cascading threadlike leaves with soft green leaves and pinkish red margins in the spring, turning vivid green in the summer and assorted orange hues in the fall.  It will be approximately 7-10’ when mature. For the last two years, the Davis family has also donated interesting specimen trees – a weeping hemlock and a weeping tamarack – which are planted on the grounds of Smith Hall on the CBNA campus. Thank you to Mark and Carol Davis for their generosity, and for helping CBNA maintain and sustain its beautiful grounds.

 

 

CBNA Theatre to Present One Act Showcase

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present a showcase of student directed one act comedies on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.  The evening will feature works directed by seven CBNA seniors including The Mental and Emotional Deterioration of the Late Night Paper Writer  an original piece by Sandra Black, a play about the dangers of procrastination, directed by the author, featuring Katie Spadafora, Madison Rollins, Cailinn Monahan, Cassuarina French, Cody Peck, Braelin Ash and Rylee Rogers ; a look at the college recruitment process with 13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview by Ian McWethy directed by Zachary Helm featuring Connor Nowak, Mary Katherine Patteson, Maeva Kibbe, Caitlin Reynolds, Courtney Snow, Shemrey Lussier, Brianna Jackson and Jacob Nesmith; Extinction by Jacob Lock, also an original work, a look at a  post-apocalyptic world, directed by the author and featuring Lily Marston and Mirah Johnston; the dramedy GBF Forever by Asher Wyndham directed by Casey Szmyt featuring Winter Lussier and Dylan Detrude;  the offbeat love story Acorn by David Graziano directed by Julia Sommer featuring Mackenzie Flanders and Brian Downer; Backflip by Catherine Butterfield, a look at a therapist and his unconventional patient, directed by Erin Boodey and featuring Aiden Schutte and Darin Sweet; and the madcap comedy Vital Organs by Jonathan Dorff and directed by Nina Laramee featuring Ian Gollihur, Cameron Black, Patrick Helm, Alexander Mercedes and Lauren Rose.  Several of the pieces contain material which may not be suitable for younger audiences. General admission tickets are $6 and will be available at the door the night of the show or at www.cbnanh.booktix.com.  For further information contact elent@coebrown.org or call 603-942-9931 ext. 237.

Winter Arts Festival 2017 at CBNA

Winter Arts Festival logo designed by Alexis Call

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that this year’s Winter Arts Festival will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in the main building of the CBNA campus, in Northwood.  The festival will open at 6 pm to a student exhibition of entries to The Scholastic Art Awards in the Multi-Purpose Room.  At 7 pm, the Select Chorus will formally open the evening followed by a visual presentations of award recipients that will be moving on to the regional level of the Scholastic Art Awards of NH, and then performances by the CBNA Concert Chorus and members of CBNA theatre classes.  The evening will conclude with a performance by the CBNA Concert Band.  Students, faculty, friends and community members are all invited.  As in the past, this special evening in the arts helps to provide additional financial support for supplies and repairs for the programs of the CBNA Fine Arts Department that cannot be planned for in advance.  Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated. Admission is free to all participating students, while general admission is $5.00 each or $20.00 for a family of four or more.  Please join us for a memorable evening of visual and performing arts.