Senior Spotlight: Bridget Orr

Bridget Commits to Wilkes University for Pharmacy

Aurora Smith, Writer

“I think I’m honestly really excited about leaving home. I’ve been in Clinton my entire life, so I think I need a chance to get out and experience something new. Being on a campus at a college will be really good for that,” said senior Bridget Orr. She is going to Wilkes University in Pennsylvania for Pharmacy next year. She is doing a 6-year program, and at the end, she’ll have a doctorate in pharmacy.

Bridget Orr

Bridget explained why she decided to pursue a degree in pharmacy. She said, “We did a placement test in guidance and one of the top results was different healthcare jobs. One of them was pharmacy and I really didn’t think of it at first, but there’s actually a lot more to it. It was just one of those things where it’s a profession where you’re trying to find a missing piece to a puzzle to one’s condition. That’s 100% how my brain works and how I want to be able to work in the real world.”

At Morgan, Bridget is a member of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). She was also a manager for the Girl’s Volleyball team for the past 3 years. She shared “I feel like being a part of something bigger than yourself, especially a team sport. It helps me get out there a little more.” Bridget felt she was more introverted her freshman and sophomore year, but being a part of the volleyball team helped her open up. Also at Morgan, “My friends have affected me the most out of everyone. Finding people who really care about me, it’s always something that everyone struggles with, and once I found the right people it really helped me to become more confident in myself and my choices.”

Bridget at Greta Van Fleet Concert

Bridget attended the boys semi-finals game against Old Saybrook last year, and she said it was her favorite memory from high school so far. She said it was such a fun and exciting game to be at since at the first half Morgan was down 2-0, and at the end of the game was tied, which led to overtime and penalty kicks. Out of senior year so far Bridget said her favorite memory was decisions day, which happened recently on May 2nd. “Seeing everyone in one place for one of the last times and knowing that everyone is going somewhere different; it’s sad.” Bridget has lived in Clinton her whole life so to know that everyone is going to go out in the world and become adults is a weird feeling to think about.

Bridget in Japan

Bridget is most proud of her ability to be able to balance her personal life and school separately. She believes that time management is important but a hard concept to know, so she’s proud that she can balance that out. She is ranked #7 out of her  class of 156 students.

When asked what advice she would give to her freshman self she said, “Be more confident. Stop worrying about what everyone thinks of you because it’s not going to matter in the end.” She was also worried about what others thought or what they were going to say. Now Bridget has a more growth mindset and keeps these thoughts away. She now thinks, “Everyone is worried about themselves and what they are going through, so it’s not as serious as you think it is.”