Congratulations to Brian Robert of
Northwood who received a bachelor of science degree in chemical
engineering from Clarkson University on May 7.
Athlete Signs For College Softball Scholarship
CBNA senior Cortney Lewis (center) signs letter of
intent with Varsity Softball Coach Tim Tenasco (left) looking
Recently, senior Cortney Lewis, a Coe-
Brown Northwood Academy female athlete, signed a letter of
intent to play softball for a scholarship at the University of
Northwestern Ohio. While at UNOH, Miss Lewis intends to study
Diesel Technology and Travel and Hotel Management. The UNOH
Racers are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate
Athletics (NAIA) and compete in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic
Conference (WHAC). Congratulations and best wishes to Cortney
Lewis on this accomplishment.
CBNA Student Receives 2016 DEKALB Agricultural Award
CBNA senior Sydney M. Wilson (left) the 2016 recipient
of the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award receiving her
State FFA Degree and State Star Farmer Award in April of 2016.
Presenting the award is Manny Catala, State Parliamentarian.
Sydney M. Wilson, 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 Company.
Wilson, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Wilson of
Nottingham, received the award for excellence in academics,
leadership and agricultural work experience. Some of
Wilson’s significant experiences and accomplishments have
included State Star Farmer, 2016, Big E Scholarship Winner,
State Extemporaneous Speaking Champion, State Winner in Beef
Production. Miss Wilson is under the supervision of Sarah Ward,
agricultural education instructor at Coe-Brown.
For the past 69 years, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment
Award has been received by more than 168,000 high school seniors
from across the country, which has become a symbol for
excellence in agricultural education. As the 2016 winner
of this award, Brown’s name will be recorded on a permanent
plaque displayed at Coe-Brown.
Monsanto, a 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.
Welcome back, Snow Birds. Spring has been busy for HLWC
with a Pillow Workshop where 100 comfort pillows were made for
post-breast surgery patients at Concord Hospital.
The Annual Reciprocity Tea featured the Coe-Brown
Northwood Academy Music Department students. Kudos to
teachers Bruce McCormick and David Deardorff. Guests from
Nottingham, Deerfield, Strafford, Barrington and Somersworth
At the May meeting former GFWC-NH
president, Nancy Greenberg, spoke at the club on reaching out to
Books will be distributed to the
Chesley Memorial Library in memory of past HLWC members Connie
Gates, Mozelle Cunningham, and Rosamond Becker.
The recipients of HLWC Book Scholarships for the coming year
will be Joline Levesque, Erin Docko, and Bailey Docko.
HLWC’s next meeting will be the Annual Luncheon at the Red Apple
in Concord on June 7 at 12 noon. Make reservations with
Betty Smith at 942-6272.
HLWC is a service organization and a member of General
Federation of Women’s Clubs-NH. Its objective is to
promote sociability and culture and to make itself a power
for good in the community. All women in the area are
invited to join us.
To the Editor,
Sadly, another principal is leaving.
This one was making some progress. She received absolutely no
support from the Northwood School Board and was attacked
repeatedly. Mentoring? Awful at best. Where to from here? It
will be the same basic people doing the same basic search. More
grist for the mill.
So what is it going to take to provide
a better than sub-par education? Some say a curriculum director,
an athletic director, a math specialist, a social worker,
another academic para-professional for each first grade class,
and of course all day kindergarten needing another teacher with
para. Whats that, another $700,000?
What drives all these needs? Keep in
mind that the new SAU hasn’t made a difference. How could it?
The superintendent has publicly stated that he has no time to
drive curriculum, nor has he the time to be in our schools.
We were told that an electronic smart
board in every class and an impressive array of computers would
help. They haven’t. We have the smallest class sizes around,
hasn’t helped. We are spending almost $20,000 per child. Not
enough. Every single person in our sub-par school got a raise.
Again, not enough. Every single SAU person got a raise despite a
horrible budget season. Not enough.
And yet, we’ll continue to do the same
old thing and Northwood students will receive the same old
results, a crappy education.
Memorial Library News
Hannaford selected The Friends of the
Northwood Libraries, a nonprofit committed to supporting the
Chesley Memorial Library, as beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps
Reusable Bag Program for the month of June.
This exciting program has been
designed to support local nonprofits like the Friends of the
Library. For each blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag with the
good karma messaging purchased at the Northwood Hannaford, the
Friends of the Library will receive a $1 donation to help
promote and improve library service in Northwood.
The Friends of the Library have a goal
of raising $100.00 during June as a beneficiary of the program,
which is equivalent to 100 bags bought in support of the cause.
The Friends plan to use the projected funds to support programs
at the Chesley Memorial Library.
Learn more about the Friends of the Library by calling
603-942-5472 or visiting the library’s web site at
www.chesleylib.com. You can also find the Friends on
For more information on the Hannaford
Helps Reusable Bag Program, visit
A Benefits Counselor/Medicare Specialist from ServiceLink of
Rockingham County (Portsmouth office) will present a “New to
Medicare Workshop” at the Chesley Memorial Library on Thursday,
June 9, at 6 pm. The presentation will provide an overview
of the basics of Original Medicare (Parts A and B), prescription
drug coverage (Part D), Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C),
Supplemental/Medigap insurance and fraud prevention. To register
for this free workshop, call Servicelink at 334-6594.
Teddy Bear Sleepover
Teddy Bear Sleepover at the Chesley Memorial Library! June
10 is the night the teddy bears (and their other stuffed
friends!) have their sleepover at the library and get ready for
summer! Bring your cuddly friend to the library on Friday,
June 10, at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy stories and snacks and celebrate the
arrival of summer. Tuck your friend in for the night and
come back to the library at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 11, to
join your friend for breakfast. No registration required;
all ages welcome. (Don’t let the kids have all the fun,
adults have stuffed friends too!) If you would like your
friend to join the sleepover but you are not able to drop him or
her off on Friday night, please call the library at 942-5472 to
make other arrangements
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Announces Spring 2016 Dean’s List
The following local residents
were among 1,292 students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute
(WPI) named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic
excellence for the spring 2016 semester.
Emilee Gancarz of Northwood, is a
member of the class of 2018 majoring in environmental
Logan Visser of Gilmanton IW, is a
member of the class of 2018 majoring in mechanical engineering.
The criteria for the WPI Dean’s List
differs from most other universities as WPI does not compute a
grade point average (GPA). Instead, WPI defines the Dean’s List
by the amount of work completed at the A level in courses and