The Bridgeport High School Alumni and Friends Foundation was formed in 1996 and began awarding scholarships in 1999. Through increased fundraising efforts and generous alumni and friends, the Foundation has steadily increased the amount of scholarship money available for BHS seniors. In 1999, two scholarships totaling $500 were awarded. In 2011, the Foundation funded 12 scholarships worth over $18,000. A list of past scholarship winners can be found under the scholarships tab on this site.
Fundraising efforts include our annual spring strawberry sale and the year-round sale of BHS clothing and memorabilia. The strawberry sale began in 2004. Alice Rowe suggested the fundraiser after learning of Morgantown High's successful sale. Mike Corder became strawberry chairman. Over $2,800 was raised that first year, and the sale has increased in size and success since that time. Strawberry delivery day is traditionally the Thursday before Mother's Day. Deliveries and pick-up sales are coordinated at the concession stand at Wayne Jamison Field.
In 2007, the Foundation initiated the BHS Alumni and Friends Foundation Hall of Fame to recognize deserving individuals who have made their mark in the world through their profession, their service, and their generosity. The inductees are honored at a dinner that is held at the school every fall. Inductees' pictures are displayed on the Wall of Fame outside the school's auditorium. A list of inductees, along with a picture and a brief bio can be found under the Hall of Fame tab on this site. By honoring individuals each year, the Foundation hopes the Hall of Fame inspires students and others to go forward and to give back with great purpose.
The Alumni and Friends Foundation held its annual dinner on Saturday, October 12th, 2013. For the story and photos of the five new members of the BHS Hall of Fame CLICK HERE
BHS Alumni and Friends Foundation awards over $28,000 in scholarships to the Class of 2013
The BHS Alumni and Friends Foundation awarded over $28,000 in scholarship during the senior assembly held on Wednesday, May 22 at the BHS Auditorium. Here is a list of scholarship recipients and the amount awarded:
Tom and Maryann Mace Scholarship - $5000 - awarded to Nadia Mardmomen
Maxine Moose Bruhns - $2000 each - awarded to Sara Logsdon, Carrington Riggs and Korrie Barton
Doug and Pamela Smith Van Scoy Scholarship - $1500 this year - Ben Queen
Bobby Reep Memorial Scholarship - $1500 - awarded to Brett Hathaway
Sportsmanship Award - $1500 - awarded to Troy Anderson
Entrepreneurial Award - $1500 - awarded to Ben Queen
Alumni Foundation - $1500 each - awarded to Logan Lang and Ray Scott
Alumni Foundation - $1200 each - awarded to Frank Csonka, Jonah James and Cullin Cutright
Diamond Street Car Wash Scholarship - $1200 - awarded to Elizabeth Cox
Mine Belt Service Scholarshiip - $1200 - awarded to Hunter Marks
Murray, Murray and Groves Scholarship - $1200 awarded to Ashley Driscoll
MAR-DON Scholarship - awarded - $1200 - awarded to Lauren McCarthy
The Foundation is also affiliated with two other scholarships. The Mary Reppert Scholarship was awarded to Troy Anderson. The Wayne Jamison Scholarship went to Brett Hathaway. Both are $1000 scholarships.
The Foundation raises funds through an annual strawberry sale in the spring and an alumni dinner in the fall.
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