Bridgton Academy looks forward to celebrating 同学会 in 2021!
同学会 Weekend is scheduled to be held here on campus beginning Friday, 10月ober 1st and running through Sunday, 10月ober 3rd. We are eager to welcome alumni, 朋友, and families back to North Bridgton for this special fall event. 同学会 2021 will specifically be honoring those classes with milestone years ending in “6” and “1”, as well as celebrating the classes ending in “5” and “0” who had to postpone last year.
The Academy will continue to monitor best practices in health and safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and will modify 同学会 plans accordingly. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. While the safety of our guests is our priority, there is an inherent and elevated risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any place in which people are present, and there is no guarantee that those attending this event will not be exposed to COVID-19.
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 同学会 2015)
I truly enjoyed my involvement as a Class Rep in the preparation of our 50th reunion celebration. 起初, I will admit that I was uncomfortable with the idea of serving as a Class Rep, but working in close coordination with Bridgton’s 校友 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. 对我来说, 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 同学会 2017)
When you think of 50 years and the time you spent at BA, it is hard not to think of the guys, 今年, 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. 当然, we are really proud of the 50-year reunion gift that our class gave our Academy; it will certainly outlive us. ~ Tim Armour ’67