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27 December 2004 2:39 pm

Ten-Year Reunion

Two years ago, I attended my ten-year high school reunion and took a handful of pictures. I figured it was about time to share them; here are some photos . We had a great evening that started at Santangelo's Restaurant. What was anticipated to be a gathering of a dozen or so turned into a crowd of 70 or more people. We'll see what is planned, and by whom, for the 15-year reunion in 2007!

In 1992, I graduated from Cicero-North Syracuse High School; located in Cicero, New York; part of the North Syracuse Central School System. We had a graduating class of 451 people, according to the local paper. So, a turnout that of 70, which included significant others, is still a small fraction of the total. The first official count I knew for our class was 579 in the fall of sophomore year. We saw small decreases to 568 in the fall of junior year and to 560 in the fall of senior year. And then, a drop of more than a hundred occurred! I don't think it could be a typo (e.g. 541) because less than 500 names were listed in the graduation program.

It was surprising at our reunion in 2002 to learn that people had not heard about the event until the day before. We advertised in the local newspapers, sent out emails, encouraged people to bug their friends, and even tried to contact some people directly. Our class website, is now defunct. But a couple of tools still exist for future communications: Wendy Meyer's Page and .

Leading up to our reunion in 2002, a number of different plans were tried. It started as a summer picnic, changed to a Friday night event at the Hotel Syracuse, then to a Saturday night event at the Everson Museum, and finally occurred as a show-up-if-you-want-and-pay-out-of-your-own-pocket event at Santangelo's Restaurant.

I certainly enjoyed getting a chance to see some folks I hadn't seen in years and meeting some classmates that I didn't remember every having met before. I didn't know who Trevor was until he identified himself as the guy who had the mohawk in high school. And quite a mohawk it was (then not now)! I didn't know him in high school, but I knew of him.

A 15-year reunion for the CNS Class of 1992 is not too far from now. Anyone want to take bets on whether it will happen? As the date approaches, drop me an email and I'll let you know if I hear anything about the plans.

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