Over the past several months, Bridgton Academy has put a great deal of thought in to how to best and most safely move forward with our plans for Homecoming Weekend originally scheduled for September 25th – 27th. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes to the upcoming fall schedule, all focused on maintaining the health and safety of our incoming Class of 2021 students and Academy staff, as well as any visitors who may have planned to make their way to North Bridgton this fall.
In order to best ensure the safety of our campus residents and in light of the current gathering and travel guidelines in the state of Maine, we have made the difficult decision to cancel all Homecoming Weekend events for this year, with the goal of resuming this annual weekend again in the Fall of 2021. In the coming months, those dates and plans will be shared to allow plenty of time for those classes who are planning reunion celebrations (classes ending in “6” and “1” and this year’s reunion-year classes ending in “5” and “0” who have chosen to delay their celebrations).
Please know how much we will miss having all of you return to campus this fall. Having our alumni here fills us with immense pride as we see your Bridgton excitement and spirit. It’s truly a special time here every fall!
We thank you for your support and understanding regarding this decision.
Calling all alumni!
We invite you to join us in helping to make your reunion as memorable as your year here in North Bridgton! Please contact Michelle Cross in Bridgton’s Office of Institutional Advancement to learn more about rallying your classmates by serving as a Class Representative.
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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1965 (50-year reunion celebrated during Homecoming 2015)
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 Alumni Office, 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. We are already counting down to reunion”year #55! ~ Tony Chinappi ’65
Tim Armour '67
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1967 (50-year reunion celebrated during Homecoming 2017)
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 in 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; it will certainly outlive us. ~ Tim Armour ’67