The ’88 Bulldog Pride Award

Alumni of the Old Rochester Regional High School Class of 1988 and friends of the class (including alumni from the Classes of 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, and 1991) are proud to announce a new scholarship, the ’88 Bulldog Pride Award, which intends to honor the legacy of the Class of 1988 by recognizing a student who has made demonstrable contributions to the school, as an expression of school pride.

            The legacy of the Class of 1988 was its service to the school through volunteerism and athletics to spread their deep pride for ORR within the physical structure of the school, updating its traditions, and creating new experiences for future classes. 

            After their graduation, the ORR Class of ’88 has held reunions every five years in 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018. Proceeds from the 30th reunion were directed towards the establishment of a scholarship fund to be awarded annually to a graduating senior who emulates the legacy of the Class of 1988.

            The $300 award is given to an outstanding graduating senior who emulates the legacy of the Class of 1988 by demonstrating pride for the school through volunteerism in school-based activities and having made significant contributions to class-specific activities throughout the student’s tenure at ORR. The winner is involved in all aspects of school life, directly and indirectly, and has a reputation among peers that reflects a deep pride for the school and the class. The winner need not be exceptional academically or athletically per se; yet, is an overall outstanding contributor to the ORR community, whose efforts and involvement in activities are consequential and appreciated by administrators, faculty, and students, alike. The Class of 1988 wishes to support those students who may go unnoticed because they aren’t the shining star; yet, are those with their hearts in the right place: champions of their fellow students, their class, and their school. Through recognition of students who passionately support their peers in school activities, the Class of 1988 wishes to promote kindness and good will towards others, as the pathway to acceptance and inclusion. This is the “spirit” of The ’88 Bulldog Pride Award.

            The award may go towards the student’s future study at a two- or four-year college or university or for activities related to a gap-year experience. 

            The Alumni Committee of the Class of 1988 invites eligible seniors to apply for consideration of this award. To receive the full brief of the award and the application, send an e-mail to: 

            The application submission period closes on May 15 at 3:00 pm. The first recipient of The ’88 Bulldog Pride Award will be announced at the Senior Awards Night on May 30.

            If you have any questions about the process, please contact Kelly Bertrand, Guidance Secretary at Old Rochester Regional High School at 508-758-3745 ext. 1414.

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