BJHS Alumni Reunion 2020 Cancelled; Scholarships will be given

It's a difficult decision when you only get together with your friends once a year, but with the ongoing difficulties surrounding the coronavirus, the officers and executive committee have made the decision to cancel the 2020 reunion for the Brownville Junction High School Alumni Association. While this event isn't held until mid August, planning has to take place in the spring; things are too uncertain to go ahead with plans to meet this year.

We will certainly miss the fellowship this year. It is our hope that everyone who planned to come this year will be safe and well and ready to get together next year!

While there will be no reunion and no annual meeting, anyone wishing to remain (or become) a member is asked to send their $10 dues for this year to BJHS Alumni, PO Box 151, Brownville Junction ME 04415.

The group has decided that the annual scholarships WILL be given out this year. There are several changes in the application process in that most students are not in school or on campus. Here are the instructions for this year's application:

Just a reminder that grandchildren, great-grandchildren and step-grand/great-grandchildren are eligible to apply for the scholarships provided that “connection” is a member in good standing (or was at the time of his/her death).

Dues may be included with a scholarship application instead of sending a separate mailing.

The applications can be found on TRCMaine.org (look for the Alumni section) or you can email Susan Worcester at susan.worcester@me.com or call her at 207-965-8070. You can also email her at BJHSAlumni@TRCMaine.org.

Some changes to the application process:

This year there is no signature needed from a school official.

This year as student needs only to (1) complete the application (minus the official signature at the bottom) and (2) send a copy of their most recent grades.

This year we will use all students’ cumulative grade point average as a standard.

This year only the 8 usual scholarships will be given. In that there will be no annual meeting, there will be no opportunity for the group to vote on additional scholarships as they have in past years.

Dues may be sent along with the scholarship application, if you wish.

Applications still need to be received by July 31st.

Over the past few years the decision has been made at the annual meeting to provide more than the eight scholarships normally given out as there have been a number of very qualified students who have applied. That will not happen this year. This year there will be eight scholarships given out to the students with the highest grade point averages.