Alumni Connection 2019 Scholarship News:
From the Desk of the President The Hermon-DeKalb Alumni Association will once again
be giving out scholarships. Seniors must complete an
Dear Fellow Alumni, application and be attending college in the fall in order
to qualify. Scholarship winners from the class of 2018:
We have maintained the Hermon-DeKalb Sydney Harris, Carson Thornton, Michael Tracy, and
Alumni Association for 34 years! For the last six Zarina Hernandes. They were each awarded $500.00.
years I have been the president of this great
group with the help of Jane Baker Doiron, Thank you, Alumni, for funding these well-deserved
Geraldine Merithew Fletcher, Susan Baxter Allen, scholarships!
Clay Denesha, and Kathy Allen Race.
We will be honoring the Class of 1969 (50yrs), Membership News…..
the class of 1994(25yrs), and our newest graduates We are always looking for updated addresses and email
the Class of 2019 at our banquet on July 20th 2019. addresses. Please remember to put the Alumni Assoc.
Their meals will be free as well as alumni from the on your list when you move. The value of our Alumni
Class of 1944 or earlier. This year the banquet is Assoc. is in the database of mailing addresses, phone
located at the Gouverneur Elks Lodge on Route 11 numbers, and email addresses.
in Gouverneur. It is air-conditioned and wheel chair
accessible. Donations are an important part of our funding source.
We would like to acknowledge door prize We use this money to fund our scholarships. Our goal is
donations from last year’s dinner: Clay Denesha, to fund even more in the future.
Woody’s Market, Sprinkles (ice cream) Community
Bank NA, Junction Building Supply, Silver Leaf Diner, Checks for donations and banquet tickets can be made
Coller’s Maple products, Woody’s Maple products, payable to Hermon-DeKalb Alumni Association and
Be sure to come and join us this year!
Lee Carvel, President
Class of 1968
The Alumni Team would like to thank Geraldine Neil Wilson Class of 1958 Mary Schofell Class of 1962
Merithew Fletcher for her dedication to the Archie Whitton Class of 1962 Trevor Reed Class of 1997
Hermon DeKalb Alumni Association. She has Raymond “Joe” Mead Class of 1952 Mike Bristol Class of 1970
given us so much support as treasurer since
the Alumni was formed in 1985. Geraldine has Community News:
decided to step down as our treasurer. Best We have two historical museums in our district. The DeKalb
wishes to Gerry and her husband Richard, Museum is located across the road from Hermon-DeKalb
Class of 1958. Central School. Phone number (315) 347-1900. The Hermon
Museum is housed in the old Hermon firehall. For more information
Alumni Basketball call the town clerk at (315)347-3606. The Hermon Museum houses
The 2018 Christmas Alumni Basketball game most of the H.D.C.S. yearbooks. They also have scrapbooks of Alumni
was very enjoyable. It is very difficult to news over the years. If you have yearbooks you would like to donate
Know who won, but I know that everyone call (315) 347 – 2442. Hermon Museum will be open on 7/20/19
who attended the game and the post game in the p.m.
activities at the Skunk’s Nest were the Notes from the Class of 1968 50th Reunion:
winners. Next year’s game will be held The H.D.C.S. Class of ‘68 originally had 33 members. At our 50th
at the school on Saturday Dec. 21, 2019 reunion last July, 13 members came together. Many had not seen
at 6:00p.m. We will have only 1 game. each other since graduation. Five of our members are deceased.
Thank you Clay Denesha for organizing Friday we enjoyed a B.B.Q. and sharing of stories and memorabilia
our Alumni basketball games. at my home in Hermon. Saturday many of us toured the halls of
H.D.C.S. and did a guided historical tour of old DeKalb. Saturday
Alumni who have passed….. evening the festivities continued as many of us attended the
Clayton Weatherup Class of 1947 ANNUAL ALUMNI BANQUET. On Sunday many members
Nicholas Spadaccini Class of 1945 met at my camp in a South Colton for a brunch.
Douglas Tiernan Class of 1979
Jane Griffith Willard Class of 1954 Lee Carvel
Gary Gonyea Class of 1978
Mary Ida Boothe Kessler Class of 1963
Clarence “Buster Hayes Class of 1972