Over the summer, as usual, the campus has been extraordinarily busy. Besides our very full summer schedule (over 20 different offerings, including the three-week AP Institute that enrolled over 600 teachers, our Summer Shakespeare in the amphitheater, youth sports and academic camps, and conditioning camps for our own fall sports), our campus has been filled with the sounds of construction. Several roofs have been replaced, the entrance to Colby (thanks to the Classes of 1966 and 2016) has been replaced, the Streeter Bridge has been refurbished, new carpets have been installed, apartments renovated, and buildings painted.
St. Johnsbury Academy has lost a figurehead with the passing of beloved longtime Headmaster Bernier Mayo. Mr. Mayo graduated from the Academy in 1956 and rejoined the school as an English teacher in 1964. He became English department chair in 1968 and continued teaching English throughout his time as Headmaster, which spanned twenty years from July 1981 until June 2001. After his retirement, he served on the Academy Board of Trustees from 2002 through 2016.