Written and compiled by Sarah Gaines
Class Notes Autumn/Winter 2017-18
Welcome to Bridgton Academy Class Notes, an exclusively digital addendum to the biannual publication of our print newsletter, Bridgton Academy Today!
We invite you to read on to see what some of your fellow Bridgton alumni and friends have been up to. Don’t see your name? Re-connect with your Academy so that we may celebrate your achievements since your graduation from Bridgton! You may also share your story with us directly by calling (207) 647-3322 (ext. 1213) / firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see your story listed below in our next edition!
We are always excited to hear from Beverly! This past fall, she connected with us and shared her fond memories of her time at Bridgton. Beverly currently lives in Virginia and has seven children, twenty grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren””wow! Thank you for reaching out, Beverly!
He is at it again! We were thrilled to hear from Jeff, who reports that he recently published another book, Like Licking Honey Off a Thorn. When he is not writing, Jeff can be found traveling the country as a driver for Joyce Van Lines, based in Connecticut. Congratulations, Jeff, and safe travels!
Capt. David Rollins
Anchors aweigh! Now enjoying his retirement years, David reports that he spends his summers sailing Chesapeake Bay! May you have fair winds and following seas!
R. Grant Truesdale
Also enjoying his retirement is Grant Truesdale! Grant – who lives in Southport, NC with his wife, Lynn – has three grandchildren and is an active member of his local community. Grant participates in the Lions Club and is also an avid boater. Sometimes he can even be found shooting an 1841 field cannon for the Historical Society of Southport ”” wow! Best wishes for a fun-filled and long retirement, Grant!
As he approaches his 50-year reunion, Richard reflects on the tremendous impact his year at Bridgton Academy has had on the trajectory of his life’s journey. “If it wasn’t for my year at BA,” he shares, “I never would have gone to the University of Southern Maine, become a teacher, met the woman I married forty-five years ago, and become the successful citizen I am today.” We couldn’t be happier to hear this, Richard, and we wish you the best of luck for continued success!
Congratulations are in order for Stuart, who reports that he has now retired after an illustrious career as a special education teacher and basketball coach at Mansfield High School (Mansfield, MA). Best wishes for a long, enjoyable, and well-deserved retirement, Stuart!
These are extra-exciting times for Mark, who reports that he will be running on the 2018 ballot for governor of Connecticut. Mark is currently the mayor of Shelton, CT and the longest-serving mayor in Fairfield County’s history. Best of luck, Mark!