The Sherry Pettyjohn Scholarship

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 teaching as a profession after her science teachers in high school awakened a love for the field. Then her Economics professor at Colby commented that the purpose of undergraduate professors was not to “cover the curriculum” but rather to make the class so interesting and fun that students would want to choose that as their major. She took that comment to heart and has attempted to
make her classes both challenging and fun and communicate her love for the topics 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.