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NYA Celebrates 2021 Scholastic Art and Writing Award Recipients

Yarmouth, Maine, February 4, 2021: Congratulations to all the North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) student artists and writers who received recognition in the 2021 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Three members of the freshman class represented the Academy well on the writing side with two Gold Keys and one Silver Key. An outstanding achievement for students just entering the upper school …

What is the X-Block?

by Marissa Markonish, Head of NYA Lower & Middle School  Yarmouth, Maine, February 3, 2021: When Middle School students at NYA receive their schedules each August, one period is left blank. With a schedule packed with English, math, science, social studies, modern and classical language, visual art, music, break, advisory, Friday Forum, lunch, and recess, that blank block on their …

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NYA Fourth Grade Poet Inspired by Amanda Gorman

Yarmouth, Maine, January 29, 2021: On January 20, 2021, North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) fourth grader Quinn Barschdorf of Yarmouth watched the inauguration of the 46th President of the United States in his classroom like many students across the nation. When National Youth Poet Laureate and inaugural Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, stepped up to the podium on the U.S. Capitol Building …

NYA to Honor Travis Roy

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA), in partnership with the prep hockey community and Travis Roy Foundation (TRF), will honor Travis Roy with events befitting his life and work. The Maine Prep Cup annual hockey tournament, featuring NYA, Berwick Academy, Bridgton Academy, Hebron Academy, and Kents Hill School, has officially been renamed the Travis Roy Cup. 2021 Tournament dates are TBD due …

Elizabeth Martin Heads Nordic Skiing’s Return to NYA

Nordic skiing returns to the North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) winter sports lineup for the first time since 2014. Recent University of New Hampshire (UNH) graduate and Freeport High School alumna, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Martin, will coach the Panthers this season. Martin was the Maine State Champion in Nordic and Alpine Combined in 2013 and 2014 and Maine State Runner-Up in 2015 …

Mrs. Gallagher Receives National Geographic Educator Certification

North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) Lower School Elementary Teacher, Shannon Gallagher, is now a certified National Geographic Educator. According to the National Geographic website, the program “recognizes pre-K through 12 formal and informal educators committed to inspiring the next generation of explorers, conservationists, and changemakers. These educators are part of a powerful movement to make the world a better place by …

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NYA Launches Alumni Association Leadership Council

Hugh Robbins ‘99 to Lead Alumni Association Leadership Council    November 19, 2020, Yarmouth, Maine:  Led by chairperson, Hugh Robbins ‘99, the North Yarmouth (NYA) Alumni Association Leadership Council will work to promote and encourage alumni engagement and connectedness with NYA.  Members of the council will act as energetic ambassadors for NYA to support the Academy’s mission, vision, and values.   “This effort is all about reinvigorating and connecting NYA …

NYA Boys Varsity hockey 2019 - credit Brian Beard - CIP

NYA Boys and Girls Hockey Benches Bolstered With Assistant Coaches

The North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) Boys and Girls Ice Hockey programs welcome several additions to the coaching staff for the 2020-21 season. Most notably, NHL veteran Hannu Toivonen, the 2002 first round draft pick of the Boston Bruins, joins NYA as the new goalie coach. “I’m very happy and honored to join the NYA coaching staff,” said Toivonen. “I look …

Travis Roy April 17, 1975 – October 29, 2020

Yarmouth, Maine, October 30, 2020: North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) and the NYA community lost an exemplary member of our family in the passing of Travis Roy. His name emblazons our buildings, drapes from our rafters, and hangs on our walls. For honor, and now remembrance. “Travis inspired our students and community through his positivity, generosity, and his amazing work in …

Travis Roy at NYA Athletic Hall of Fame 2019

Statement from Head of School, Ben Jackson, on the Death of Travis Roy

Yarmouth, Maine, October 29, 2020: The North Yarmouth Academy (NYA) community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Travis Roy. Travis was a valued member of our school community, where he often returned to speak to students and attend special events. Travis inspired our students and community through his positivity, generosity, and his amazing work in support of …