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  1. dcmom3

    dcmom3 Member

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    Hello
    Who if anyone can my son contact about presenting at his HS graduation awards ceremony? His BGO has moved. Not sure if they even do presentations.
    Thank you
     
  2. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Contact the Area Coordinator. He/she can see if there is another BGO in the area who will do it. Alternatively, the AC can give you the "script" and you can find someone else to do it. Maybe you know an officer who is willing. Or a school official can do it.
     
  3. hopefulmom19

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    You may also wish to contact you MOC office where he got the nomination.
    My DD had both Blue & Gold officer and MOC staff member present to her.
     
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    Is this a thing that all BGOs do? Mine hasn't said anything about it or contacted me since I received the appointment. I feel that it would be awkward to ask.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Most do it if: (1) it fits their schedule; (2) the distance isn't too great; and (3) they're asked. Often these ceremonies are at 10 am on a weekday morning in June. Your BGO may need to work or may be on vacation, etc. In that case, they typically try to get a fill-in but it's not always possible. If the BGO covers a huge territory and it's a really long drive, it may not work. Finally, BGOs have no idea when your ceremony occurs. If you want him/her there, you have to ask and most will do their best to come as it's one of the best parts of being a BGO. But, again, don't be disappointed if they have to pull out at the last minute. I've had to for work reasons (e.g., unexpected business travel).

    As with all things, have a Plan B (such as a school official to present).
     
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    Someone from your State Parents/alumni Club
     
  7. GoNavy2020

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    If you haven't already done so, it would be a great idea to send a written thank-you note -- not just an email -- to your BGO to thank him/her for his/her help in the process. As you know, the BGOs are all volunteers! That would also be a perfect time to let your BGO know of any awards ceremonies or other events at your school and invite him/her to attend.
     

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