Ilion High School

Class of 2001

Alumni News

2001 Ilion Yearbook


Digitized Class Yearbook....

2001 Mirror What A Long Trip It's Been from the New York Heritage digital Ilion Free Public Library Yearbooks collection. Link opens in new browser tab. (added March 26, 2021)


Class Roster....

Class Roster and Honor Students, as published in the "2001 Mirror What A Long Trip It's Been", are available on the 2001 Class Roster page. (added January 9, 2023).


Meet the Class of 2001.....

The Class Graduation List is now available. See if you can recognize familiar names. (July 1, 2001)


Top Scholars of the IHS Class of 2001 ....

Alison Haefele is the 2001 valedictorian. She is the daughter of Roberta Carney Haefele (IHS 1971) and John Haefele. Congratulations to my niece, Alison Haefele. We are all so proud of her. Alison is the granddaughter of Dr. Theodore (IHS 1936) and Margaret Carney.

Andrew Zvirzdin is the salutatorian for the class of 2001. Andrew is the son of Joseph and Catherine Zvirzdin. Andrew starred as Professor Harold Hill in the March 2001, Ilion Junior-Senior High production of "The Music Man".

Other Class Of 2001 Top Scholars were: Jana L. Barrett, Martin P. Skandera, Erik E. Brisson, C.A. Jarrett, Rebeccah A. Socolof, Christine J. Carino, Maida Kapo, Kathryn N. Tryon, Erin L. Carvin, Steven E. Maley, Jennifer L. Vivyan, Nicole M. DeGregoria, Jason R. Marlowe, Elizabeth C. Wallace, Allison M. Dragotto, Maggie L. McCann, Kimberly M. Weeden, Sara M. Gage, Catherine M. McGrellis, Jeri Anne Moses. (July 1, 2001)


Honors and Awards for Class of 2001.....

The Commencement and Block I Awards List contains the names of members of the Class of 2001 and others who were recognized in the Spring of 2001. Here you will find the names of many former alumni and Ilionites whose memory is honored by awards presented in their names. (October 7, 2001)



Jessica Ann Medina, IHS 2001 of Frankfort, New York, passed away suddenly at the age of 40, on Thursday evening, July 22, 2021, at MVHS, Faxton-St. Luke's Campus, always in the hearts of all of those who so dearly loved her. She was born on June 16, 1981, in Ilion, New York, and was the youngest of her two sisters, Michele Medina and Christine Medina. She was the daughter of Denise Marie Griffin and John J. Medina. She was raised in the Valley and attended and graduated from Ilion High School. Jessica was loved by her family and friends. A few of her favorite activities were Uno, Skip Bo, Super Mario Brothers and so much more. She enjoyed traveling, going to the casino and getting her nails done up with the girls. Jessica was loved and cared for by cousins, Tammy Bell, Mellisa Doolen, Tiffany Robinson, Carly Griffin and Nicole Spencers. Jessica had an aunt, from Maine, named Brenda Craine, whom she cared for deeply; as well an uncle named Owen Doolen, from Herkimer, who loved her dearly. Jessica had touched many hearts along the way as she has also worked at the Herkimer Area Resource Center for over twenty years doing a variety of jobs. She was a hard worker and a kind soul. You will always be remembered and in our hearts forever. We will always love you Jess. We invite family and friends to join us for a very special Memorial Service that we have planned to take place in the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home Chapel, on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at 2:00 PM. The funeral home is located at 4309 Acme Road, in Ilion (Town of Frankfort). A calling hour will be held prior from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM. Jessica's family has entrusted all arrangements to Harry J. Enea, Jr., Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors of the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home (315) 894-8000. There is an opportunity to offer an online condolence at the funeral home website on the Internet. (August 5, 2021)


Joseph Day - Go Fund Me Campaign....

Joe Day - Go Fund Me Campaign
Photograph courtesy of Ticked off at Lyme Disease - Please help Joe Day

In late November 2020, a Go Fund Me campaign was initiated by Friends of Joe Day. Joe is a full-time professional firefighter in the city of Utica. In December 2019, he began to suffer from Lyme Disease. Visit the fundraising page to learn about the struggle this has been for Joe and his family. Ticked off at Lyme Disease - Please help Joe Day. (December 3, 2020)


Alison Haefele ....

Alison Haefele - Floritron

Alison Haefele created the blog,, in 2013, after discovering an "art that combines all her greatest strengths and interests." Alison designs floral arrangements when she is not working as an Engineer for General Electric. (April 5, 2015)


Golden Bombers Buzz WebSite.....

Tiffany Doolen Robinson, email, Herkimer, NY, sent news. (Mar 26, 2013)

"Hello Wanted too say Hi too all my 2001 classmates wanted too update you all on how I'm doing well first off I live in Herkimer NY with my husband and 3 year old son we are truly blessed too have our son in our lives hes a miracle and we thank god today to have him here with us he will be 4 years old June 23,2013 and goes too prek boces in mohawk ny at fisher elementary school and doing wonderful hes improving but there still working with him on things but there doing a wonderful job with him hes getting the help he needs. Our son may be disabled with a learning disablity but hes like any other kid but we are blessed too be his parents wouldn't take that away for no reason at all. I'm a stay at home mom and take good care of my home as cooking,cleaning and taking care of my son. so my life great been married for 9 years will be 10 years soon aug 16, 2013 for me and my hubby we've been together for awhile and plan on it along time we were meant for or another. Anyhow wanted too give everyone of you of the class of 2001 a new update on how I'm doing hope too talk or see everyone soon and looking forward too the next 10 year reunion which am looking forward too again you can count me in on being at the next reunion for sure miss all of you and talk soon.." (Mar 26, 2013)

Adrienne Rossi Amidon, Sales Supervisor for Verizon Wireless, email, from Goose Creek, SC, registered. (June 11, 2011)

Tiffany Doolen Robinson, House Wife, email, Herkimer, NY, sent news. (Mar 26, 2009)

"Hi I'm just popping in to say hi to all my classmates of 2001 and wanted to tell some exciting news about me. well first off. I'm expecting my first Lil Boy soon and I'm very excited and happy that I'm going to be a new parent. My due date is July 8 around there and just wanted to let you all know the good news. I will inform you all on some more news when my baby boy gets here on how we are doing and his name and how much he weighs and all. Well talk to you all soon.." (Mar 26, 2009)

Carol Brandano, College Student-Early Childhood, email, from Herkimer, NY, re-registered. (Jan 26, 2008)

Cornelia Hollweg, graduate engineer (Media and Phototechnology), email, from Weinsberg, Germany, registered. (Dec 14, 2007)

Tiffany Doolen Robinson, House Wife, email, Herkimer, NY, re-registered. (Oct 26, 2007)

"Hello to all my classmates I just wanted to pop in and say hi to you all and tell you all about how I'm doing. Im in the process right now on trying to start a family with my husband and I also have a 6 year old stepson. I've been married for 4 years now and its going good and live in a nice place and love my husband very much. I like to work around the house like clean, cook and do work outside. I like spending time on computer and talk to friends or whatever. I miss all of you and I will definitely be at our class reunion when its around cause I want to catch up on the good ol times and see all of you. Well I'm out take care to all my class mates too the class of 2001." (September 29, 2003)

Jason Marlowe, Teacher, from St. Pete Beach, FL, email, registered. (Sept 12, 2007)

Sara Gage Nannetti, Lisenced Veterinary Technican / College Student, email, from Poughkeepsie, NY, registered. (Aug 10, 2007)

Joshua Becker, LPN, email, from Ilion, NY., registered. (June 26, 2007)

Jessica Edick, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (May 29, 2003)

Alyssa Cerini, email, registered. (December 8, 2002)

Anthony Bonvino, email, tried Guess The Graduate. (March 3, 2002)

Stephen Smith, email, US Army registered. (February 7, 2002)

Dana Schell, email, Ilion, Ny, registered. (February 7, 2002)

Tiffany Doolen, email, Mohawk, NY, sent news. (February 1, 2002)

"I graduated "2001" and I am happy to say that after I graduated high school. I got a good job. I now work at Lasalle's in Little Falls and I am very happy of my job. I like working there. I will hopefully have my own apartment and get married to my bf who I love. Well that's all I wanted to tell everyone in my class. I hope my classmates are doing good and I wish them the best in luck!" (February 1, 2002)

Terry Riesel, Student, email, Liverpool, NY, registered. (January 26, 2002)

Adam Catalina, United States Air Force, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (December 10, 2001)

Erik Brisson, College Student, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (September 9, 2001)

Jamie Richards, student, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (July 7, 2001)

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