Homecoming Weekend

Thanks to all who attended Homecoming on the Hill, which was held from Friday, September 30 through Sunday, October 2. It was a stunning fall weekend that drew hundreds of alumni, parents, and friends who joined us for athletic contests (a lot of) food, golf, reminiscing and camaraderie, and so much more. We encourage you to take a look at the photos from the weekend, which are available here.

We look forward to celebrating Homecoming 2023, tentatively scheduled for September 29 – October 1, 2023, which will honor milestone reunions ending in 3’s and 8’s.

 

What is it really like to serve as a Class Representative?

Find out what two recent “Class Reps” have to say:

 

Tony Chinappi '65

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I truly enjoyed my involvement as a Class Rep in the preparation of our 50th reunion celebration. At first, I will admit that I was uncomfortable with the idea of serving as a Class Rep, but working in close coordination with Bridgton’s Office of Institutional Advancement, and with the encouragement of our classmates to get involved, it resulted in a very rewarding and memorable endeavor. Reconnecting with classmates after 50 years is an incredible experience. In most correspondences, it seemed like no time had passed at all. For me, Bridgton was truly a life changer, and I am proud to have played a role in helping to bring our ’65 classmates together to celebrate this milestone year and occasion.

Tim Armour '67

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When you think of 50 years and the time you spent at BA, it is hard not to think of the guys, the year, and the hundreds of stories that go with it. Serving as a Class Rep gives us the opportunity to reconnect and do something meaningful together again as a class. The best part, though, was reaching out to classmates. It was just like yesterday in terms of our relationship and was an amazing experience that I really enjoyed. Many of the guys I called I had not seen or spoken with since our graduation day, but everything seemed to melt away and it was like we were back in 1967. Certainly, it hits home to realize classmates are gone. The success of the Class of ’65’s 50th celebration impressed and inspired me to see what our class could also do to leave a gift in our name to the Academy. Mike Doyle – my ’67 classmate and best friend – and I got to talking about it, and we thought a multi-sport scoreboard was a goal we could reach financially since the school was working on major improvements to its athletic facility. It became especially enjoyable once we got Tim Braun ’67 and George Reid ’67 on board to help. Together with BA, we put together a road map of how to reach our goal. Of course, we are really proud of the 50-year reunion gift that our class gave our Academy.