Through the generosity of the CBGS Foundation, a scholarship has been established in the name of longtime teacher, Ms. Sherry Pettyjohn, to be awarded to a Glenns Campus graduating senior.
Sherry Pettyjohn chose to pursue teaching as a profession after her high school science teachers awakened a love for the field. While attending Colby College, Ms. Pettyjohn’s Economics professor commented that the purpose of undergraduate professors was not simply to “cover the curriculum” but instead to make the class so interesting and fun that students would want to choose the subject as their major. She took this comment to heart, and has worked to make her classes both challenging and fun as well as to convey her love for the subject to her students.
Ms. Pettyjohn earned her B.A. in 1971 from Colby College in Waterville, Maine with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Art. She earned her Master’s of Arts in Teaching in 1975 from Seton Hall (New Jersey). Her 40+ year career spanned both public and private schools, with 16 years at CBGS.