Northwood NH News

December 30, 2009


Coe-Brown Earns Bronze Award In National High School Ranking

Northwood, NH: U.S. News & World Report, in collaboration with School Evaluation Services (a K-12 education and data research and analysis business that provides parents with education data), analyzed academic and enrollment data from more than 21,000 public high schools to find the very best across the country. These top schools were placed into gold, silver, bronze, or honorable mention categories. Coe-Brown Northwood Academy earned a bronze award and was among eight New Hampshire high schools listed. Coe-Brown’s outstanding performance on state achievement tests was one of the factors that helped it secure this ranking.

This is the third year that U.S. New & World Report has compiled its rankings of U.S. high schools.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy (CBNA), founded in 1867, is a small co-educational public-private secondary school accepting students in grades 9-12 and offering the highest quality curriculum of studies. The academy campus is located on the shores of Harvey Lake in Northwood, New Hampshire. For more information visit



Charles Pease-Master Roads Scholar

Charles Pease of Northwood has earned the title of Master Roads Scholar following completion of 100 contact hours in the UNH T2 Center Roads Scholar training program.  Charles is a Highway Laborer II for the Town of Northwood, where he has worked for the past seven years. He previously worked as a laborer for the State of NH. Although he has completed all four levels of the program, Charles intends to continue to take classes in the program to continue learning. The motor grader operations workshop was the class he enjoyed the most. The Northwood highway department is currently working at the Bennett Bridge project and Charles likes the variety of jobs that are handled by the department each year.

Charles is married to Judy Pease, who serves as Town Clerk/Tax Collector for the Town of Northwood.

The couple resides on Bow Street and are avid RV travelers in their motor home. Charles also enjoys hunting and attending his grandson’s sporting events. The couple has two sons and a daughter-in-law.



Else Cilley Chapter DAR

Good Citizen Leah Foley of Coe-Brown accepts the Good Citizen Award from Chairman Kathryn Fernald of the Else Cilley Chapter DAR.

At the last meeting of the Else Cilley Chapter DAR in November at the Northwood Congregational Church, the annual Good Citizen Luncheon was held. This year the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy winner was Leah Foley, who came with her parents Laura and Steve Foley. Leah was presented with a pin and certificate from the DAR as well as a check from the Chapter.

The guest speaker was Major General Ken Clarke, retired, from the New Hampshire National Guard, where he served from 1968 until April 4, 2009. Gen. Clarke had been a past recipient of the DAR Good Citizen Award and he spoke about being a Good Citizen.

The hostesses of the day were Jean Lane, Deb Stevens, Susan Masison, and Betsy Colburn. The business of the meeting was held before and after the pot luck luncheon and the award and speaker.

Money was collected for phone cards and items for Project Patriot for the troops.

The Nominating Committee presented a slate of officers for the coming year.

The next meeting will be on April 17, 2010 at Barbara Frangione’s home in Chichester.
The meeting was adjourned with good wishes for the holidays and a good winter












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