Congratulations to Margaret Elizabeth Blake of Northwood who
graduated with a degree in speech pathology (MS) from The
Graduate School at James Madison University during the May 4,
2017 graduate school commencement exercises.
Blake was among
more than 450 students who received master’s, educational
specialist and doctoral degrees.
Book Swap at
The Northwood School Literacy Committee is
hosting a Book Swap for students during the day on June 19.
This is a great way to recycle books that you have finished with
and get them into the hands of new readers!
We would like to
collect gently used books which would be suitable for students
in grades K-7. Books may be dropped off at the school
office between the hours of 8:30 and 1:30 by Friday, June 16.
If you have any questions, you can call Ellen Gibson at
In honor of her outstanding academic
achievement, Emmanuel College has named Catherine Jarvis of
Northwood to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester. To
earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Emmanuel students must achieve a
grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester.
From left to right are Anthony, Officer Mike Evans, Al and
Guptill Lamprey Pasture Conservation Land Clean Up
has found a terrific work force and has enlisted their help for
completing many town projects. This is the inmate labor
crew from the Correctional Facility in Brentwood organized and
is led by Corrections Officer Mike Evans. Recently this group
helped Conservation Commission member Wini Young clear 3.5 miles
of trails that she had flagged on the Guptill Lamprey Pasture
conservation land. The Northwood Conservation Commission
project will link the new trails to the Northwood Meadows State
The crew and Ms. Young worked at the site for 10
hours and the clearing is almost done. Ms. Young is grateful for
their hard work and is scheduling their return to complete more
trail work this summer.
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1947’s “Life With
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30
p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (June 16 & 17) for our “LRPA
After Dark” presentation of 1947’s Academy Award-nominated
comedy “Life With Father,” starring William Powell, Irene Dunne,
with a wonderful supporting cast including Elizabeth Taylor and
“Life With Father” is the story of
turn-of-the-century stockbroker Clarence Day (Powell), a
no-nonsense businessman who runs his Madison Avenue home with
the same efficiency as he runs his Wall Street office. Day’s
numerous rules and domestic eccentricities make keeping hired
help nearly impossible, but his mild tempered and wily wife
Vinnie (Dunne) manages to keep their home together. Clarence and
Vinnie have four red-headed sons who are beginning to spread
their wings in the areas of school, work and love – and their
antics threaten to turn Day’s neatly ordered life upside down in
the process. Along the way, we are introduced to Vinnie’s cousin
Cora (Zazu Pitts) and her young, beautiful companion Mary
(Taylor), who, in Day’s opinion, disrupt the household with
their visit. There are rapid fire discussions about life, love,
business, religion and even a ceramic pug!
Father” began as a memoir written by Clarence Day, Jr. about his
family’s life in 1880s New York. It was adapted into a play that
ran for more than seven years and holds the record for the
longest-running non-musical play on Broadway, staging nearly
3,225 performances. Based upon its enormous popularity with
critics and audiences alike, Warner Bros. paid over half a
million dollars for the screen rights to the play, the highest
price paid to that date. They cast two very popular actors,
Powell and Dunne, as the leads, and filled out the supporting
cast with stellar character actors (Zazu Pitts and Edmund Gwenn)
as well as those whose stars would soon be on the rise,
including the very young Elizabeth Taylor, and Martin Milner,
who would go on to a successful television career on the shows
“Route 66” and “Adam-12.” Directed by Michael Curtiz
(“Casablanca,” “Mildred Pierce,” “White Christmas”), “Life With
Father” was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best
Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Score.
It was very well received at the box office, winding up on
several critics’ lists as a top ten movie of the year. In a 1948
interview in the Saturday Evening Post, William Powell noted
that the character of Clarence Day was his favorite screen role
to date. The film remains a classic, allowing the viewer to step
back into New York in the Gay Nineties. What else do you need to
know? Grab your popcorn and join us after dark for this comedic
trip down memory lane.
CBNA students Lindsay Wright (Right), Sydney Ho-Sue (Left) work
with a spectrometer on loan from the University of New Hampshire
CBNA Students Work With Spectrometers In Conjunction With UNH
Recently, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students had the
opportunity to use two UV-Vis Spectrometers on loan from the
University of New Hampshire’s Joan and James Leitzel Center for
Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education Advancing Science
Program through the collaboration of Ms. Tiffany Hatstat and UNH
professor Dr. Stephen Hale. Using this instrumentation, Ms.
Hatstat’s and Mr. Gregory Samuel’s Chemistry students were able
to perform two experiments. The first experiment was a forensic
spectroscopic analysis of simulated crime scene samples to
determine the hypothetical cause of death for student written
murder mysteries. In the second experiment, students synthesized
aspirin samples and spectroscopically determined the purity of
their aspirin products. As a result of having access to this
type of instrumentation, students were able to experience what
is like to be a scientist in the real world and how science does
not always have predicted outcomes.
CBNA senior Ryan L. Graeme the 2017 recipient of the DEKALB
Agricultural Accomplishment Award
CBNA Student Receives 2017 DEKALB Agricultural Award
L. Graeme, a senior at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, was recently
presented with the CBNA’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB
Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by the Monsanto
Graeme, the son of Rebecca Gowitzke of Northwood,
received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and
agricultural work experience. Some of Graeme’s significant
experiences and accomplishments have included National Bronze
Placing Horse Evaluation Team, Chapter Vice-President, and award
winning Forestry team for three years at CBNA. Mr. Graeme is
under the supervision of Sarah Ward and Charles Whitten,
agricultural education instructors at CBNA.
This year the,
the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 70th
anniversary. Over these 70 years, more than 168,000 high school
seniors from across the country have received the Award, which
has become a symbol for excellence in agricultural education.
As the 2017 winner of this award, Graeme’s name will be recorded
on a permanent plaque displayed at Coe-Brown.
long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H and
other farm youth organizations and initiatives, has sponsored
the DEKALB Award, named for its brand of seed, since 1998.
Monsanto is a leading global provider of technology-based
solutions and agricultural products that improve farm
productivity and food quality.
Three CBNA Students Accepted To St. Paul’s Summer Study Program
Headmaster David Smith is pleased to announce that three
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy juniors, Olivia Lee, Raven Barnes
and Allison Rose, have been accepted into the highly selective
St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program this summer.
Every summer, St. Paul’s opens its doors to the most highly
qualified juniors in New Hampshire’s public high schools for an
intensive, five-week program of study. Students will live
on campus and have the opportunity to study one topic in depth,
hone their writing skills, and participate in a wide variety of
activities and athletics. To be chosen for this honor, students
must complete a competitive application process, including an
in-depth interview. Congratulations to these highly qualified