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 those impacted by spinal cord injuries through the Travis Roy Foundation.

The NYA Travis Roy Ice Arena was named in his honor in 1998, his 00 jersey was retired in 2015, and he was inducted into the NYA Athletic Hall of Fame in 2019. He remained a friend to our school, hosted alumni events, and addressed our students on many occasions. We will continue to honor his legacy of his life’s work and greatly treasure the memories of his continued involvement, commitment to, and support of the Academy.

North Yarmouth Academy is an independent, college preparatory, coeducational school for toddlers to post graduate students with an enrollment of over 360 students. Since 1814, NYA has fostered integrity, character, and intellect in its students. For more information, please contact NYA at 207-847-5423 or