Bayridge Secondary School celebrates 50th anniversary

The staff and students of Bayridge Secondary School (BSS) gathered in the bright summer sun in front of the high school in Kingston’s west end. Photo via BSS on X.

What do a winner of the Bachelor, an MLB pitcher, and a CBC commentator have in common?

All are graduates of Bayridge Secondary School in Kingston, Ontario!

Like thousands of students before them, Katie Biggar, Matt Brash, and Elamin Abdelmahmoud count themselves alumni of the suburban school that celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2024.

Opened in 1974 with cutting edge open-concept design, Bayridge has made its mark locally, nationally, and internationally. Producing doctors, educators, actors, radio personalities, politicians, and professional athletes, the current class will be the 51st to graduate.

“We’re pleased to welcome back our BSS community,” said principal Anne Marie McDonald. “Every day our school is committed to creating a caring and supportive environment. It’s exciting to share that with those who have come before and those who will come next.”

On Saturday, May 18, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., generations of past and present pupils will gather with their classmates to walk the halls once more. A family-friendly event featuring a barbecue, old photos, tours, and more, it will be a day to reflect on five decades of “success, community, and tradition.”

For more information or to RSVP, visit the Bayridge Secondary School 50th Anniversary page on Facebook.

Robert Kiley is a Kingston-based dad, husband, teacher, politician in recovery.

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