B.R.I.D.G.E Program Holds Annual Thanksgiving Holiday Feast


Maeve Parmelee

B.R.I.D.G.E members celebrate Thankgiving by sharing a meal with some of those for whom they are thankful.

Maeve Parmelee, News Editor, Senior

On November 27, the B.R.I.D.G.E program held their 12th annual Thanksgiving party. Members of the program, faculty, and administrators gathered to enjoy a meal catered by both Lange’s Deli and Pelham Pizza, with additional dishes supplied by the seniors in the program.

B.R.I.D.G.E was founded in 2006. Based on a similar program at Woodlands High School known as CHOICES, B.R.I.D.G.E allows students to build personal relationships with their teachers in smaller classes that provide students with more attention. It is taught primarily by Timothy Pitrulle, Jeanette Connolly, and Thomas Beck.

Mr. Pitrulle, who has been with B.R.I.D.G.E since its inception said, “[The Thanksgiving meal] is a way to solidify our relationships with our students and their relationships with each other.”

As a longtime member of the B.R.I.D.G.E community, one of Mr. Pitrulle’s favorite parts of the day is seeing the students interact with each other and the administrators and teachers that join them.

Pirtulle said, “A student or two also speaks about what B.R.I.D.G.E means to them. It is eye opening and most of the time pulls at your heartstrings.”