Student Profile: CJ Reid
Hometown: Irvine, California
High School: Northwood High
Goals at Bridgton:
To develop studying and organizational skills that will help me throughout college. I would also like to bring my GPA up as well.
Why did you choose Bridgton Academy?
My grandfather went to BA in 1967 and he told me it was the best decision he ever made. He gave me the option to come out here, and I gladly took advantage of it.
How is Bridgton different than your high school?
For starters, I went to high school in Southern California, so moving to the East coast has been a big change. Moving onto campus and leaving my friends and family was a little hard at first, but the staff and students here have made it a great experience and I’m glad I made the decision to come here.
If you play a sport, how is our coaching different from your high school/club experience?
I’m in the Wolverine Club, and my high school didn’t have anything close to this. The Wolverine Club is basically an outdoor program that takes us to see all of the points of interest in New England. We’re always doing something fun and different and it has really been an eye-opening experience. The best part is we go skydiving at the end of the year.
What thoughts would you want to share with guys considering Bridgton Academy?
Get out of your comfort zone, try new things, and remember that everyone else on campus is just as nervous as you are.
Interesting fact(s) about yourself:
I have two brothers who are twins, and two sisters, so life back at home is pretty hectic. I’m color blind. And I’m probably the only person in Maine who doesn’t like sea food.