Homecoming 2024


Save the date!
Homecoming 2024 is scheduled for
Friday, September 27–Sunday, September 29

Be sure to mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details in the coming months. Reunion years ending in 4s and 9s will be honoring milestone years, with the Class of 1974 celebrating its 50th year golden reunion. We are excited to see you here in North Bridgton for this wonderful fall event!

In case you missed it, Homecoming 2023 brought Academy alumni, parents, and friends together for a picture-perfect fall weekend to celebrate “We are Bridgton”.

Friday included the opportunity to attend classes with the 2024 Wolverines. Baseball and soccer had afternoon contests, with a delicious spread of Maine fall treats for all to enjoy under the Homecoming tent during the games. That evening, many guests came out to congratulate the newest members of Bridgton’s Hall of Fame: Robert Bogan ’83, Stephen Brooks ’03, Mike Cerullo ’86, Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli ’66, Kyle Kennison ’03, and Dr. Ernest Peets ’88. The day closed with weekend guests being treated to a Wolverine basketball exhibition, which included a half-time slam dunk contest.

After a Saturday morning that offered current parents the chance to meet with their students’ teachers, most in attendance made their way to the tent for a noon-time barbecue lunch just prior to the lacrosse game vs. Navy Prep. Nearby Bridgton Highlands Country Club was the location for a late afternoon Golf Scramble, with over 40 golfers coming out to enjoy an autumn day on the links. As the Scramble finished up, an Alumni and Parent Reception at the Country Club commenced with great food and company alike. Wolverine hockey at Chalmers Ice Arena was the final Saturday event.

The last day–Sunday–featured a second hockey game, a tailgate lunch under the tent, and Bridgton’s only home football game of the season against Husson University. The sounds of the victory bell ringing signaled a win for the Wolverines on the gridiron, as well as the ending of a great weekend in North Bridgton.


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

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


Tony Chinappi '65

Read Tony's bio

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

Read Tim's bio

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.