Bulldog Pride Award

In its quarterly executive committee meeting on Sunday, January 28, the executive committee of the ORR Bulldog Pride Alumni Association (BPAA) unanimously voted to approve the Bulldog Pride Award for a five-year period from 2024-2028, providing a one-time award to a senior of each of these graduating classes, establishing the foundation for a long-term commitment to alumni-sponsored awards.

            Pursuant to this, the executive committee unanimously approved the allocation of funding in the amount of $5000 to be given annually to one graduating senior of the Classes of 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027 and 2028 in the amount of $1000. Committed to the efforts of the alumni involved in the ’88 Bulldog Pride Award, which awarded $300 to a graduating senior of the Classes of 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023, the executive committee’s decision marks a 260% increase in funding. The executive committee, based on future fundraising efforts, may be in a position to increase the funding allocation and will review this allocation annually.

            The Bulldog Pride Award builds on the precedent of the The ‘88 Bulldog Pride Award which was funded by classmates and friends of the Class of 1988. The winners of this award were: Michaela Mattson ‘19 of Marion, Meghan McCullough ‘20 of Mattapoisett, Daphne Poirier ’21 of Marion, John Kassabian ’22 of Mattapoisett and Failenn Fitzpatrick ’23 of Marion.

            The BPAA is committed to continuing this legacy of awarding an outstanding graduating senior of the Class of 2024 who evinces pride for ORR, through a record of volunteerism in school-based activities and having made significant contributions to class-specific activities during the student’s tenure at Old Rochester Regional High School.

            The ORR Bulldog Pride Alumni Association (BPAA) invites all interested graduating seniors of the Class of 2024, who have demonstrated pride for ORR through a record of participation and leadership in activities of the school, to apply for this award. We encourage our community members who may know an outstanding senior to nominate them.

            For applications, send a request for the application packet to bulldogpridealumassoc@gmail.com. The application period ends on April 2. The winner of the award will be announced no later than June 4.

            The BPAA is a recognized charitable organization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and operates as a section 501(c)(3) non-profit. All donations to the BPAA are tax-deductible. Please consider giving in any amount to help the BPAA assist the community of ORR: givebutter.com/bulldog-pride-alumni-association

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