Ilion High School

Class of 2004

Alumni News

2004 Mirror Cover Ilion


Digitized Class Yearbook....

Mirror 2004 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 "2004 Mirror", are available on the 2004 Class Roster page. (added January 10, 2023).


Meet the Class of 2004.....

The Class Graduation List is now available. Congratulations to all the graduates! (October 6, 2004)


Honors and Awards for Class of 2004.....

The Commencement Awards List contains the names of members of the Class of 2004 and others who were recognized in the Spring of 2004. Here you will find the names of many former alumni and Ilionites whose memory is honored by awards presented in their names. (July 18, 2004)


Commencement Program for Class of 2004.....

Commencement Program for Class of 2004 has been added as a pdf file, which will open in a new browser tab. This file is not search-able and has not been indexed on this site. (March 19, 2023)


Top Scholars of the IHS Class of 2004 ....

The 30th annual honors dinner was held May 25 to honor senior members of the IHS Class of 2004. These students were honored for earning outstanding scholastic records and achievements during their high school careers. Each of these students attained a final average of 90 percent or better.

Alicia Korol is the 2004 valedictorian. She is the daughter of Mitchell and Theresa Korol.

Ashley Hoffman is the salutatorian for the class of 2004. Ashley is the daughter of Dennis and Mary Ann (Salvaggio) Hoffman. (May 22, 2004)

Other top scholars, in ascending rank, are as follows:

Ranks 3 through 10

Matthew Chuff
Justine Marryott
Andrew Dack
Amy Kosina
Bridget Sweeney
Krystan Vivyan
Robin Dunadee
Alicia Audino

Ranks 11 through 19

Samantha Cavanaugh
Brandi Metott
Karlee Eckler
Sonya Young
Danielle Lester
Kaylynn Iglesias
Anne Wedemann
Saxxon Gonzalez
Kristen Squire

Ranks 20 through 23

Jessica Ford
Melissa Paoni
Kayla Viti
Philip Boyd


Dr. Bridget Sweeney Honored .....

Dr. Bridget Sweeney, East Amherst, New York, was selected by Incisal Edge magazine for its 2022 "40 Under 40" list of dentist honorees.

Ilion High School Class of 2004 - Dr. Bridget Sweeney
Image courtesy of Incisal magazine.
Photography by Michael John Gentle and June Musto.

IG: @theivorydentalco
Age: 36
City: East Amherst, New York
Name of Practice: The Ivory Dental Co.
Education: DDS, State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine
Why She Was Nominated: Founder of The Ivory Dental Co., Dr. Sweeney is also a clinical faculty and accredited member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics who travels around the country teaching health care professionals the ins and outs of Botox, dermal fillers, TMJ and orofacial pain treatment protocols. (She's also a Buffalo Bills fan and an expert in houseplant cultivation - she has more than 100 of them.)
Tool She Can't Live Without: "iTero 5D with NIRI technology. Having the capability to diagnose cavities through infrared technology before they even show up on X-ray has been career changing. I'm able to perform more-conservative dentistry, and patients are thrilled that their treatment doesn’t take as long."
Most Memorable Patient: "My first Hybridge [implant] patient. He was a recently retired gentleman who was traveling to all 50 state capitals with his wife and just wanted to be able to enjoy a steak on his trips. She surprised him by putting off a kitchen renovation so he could afford to fix his teeth first."
(December 30, 2022)

Ilion High School Class of 2004 - Dr. Bridget Sweeney - Amherst, NY

Dentist in East Amherst | The Ivory Dental Co.
Meet Dr. Bridget Sweeney. Dr. Bridget Sweeney founded The Ivory Dental Co. with the passion to create a one-of-a-kind dental experience for the people of East Amherst.


Kaylynn Iglesias as Shelby in the Ilion Little Theater Club 2017 March Show.....

A video shot by Lisa Baron during a dress rehearsal from the March 2017 production of Steel Magnolias. Curtain rises at 8 pm Friday, March 3 with two weekends of performances. Don't miss it!

(March 5, 2017)


Social media helps classmate, Kaylynn Iglesias, find her family ....

See full story here - (Feb 5, 2017)


Class of 2004 - 10 Year Reunion ....

Ilion High School Class of 2004 Reunion Poster 10 Years

The Class of 2004 held a 10 year reunion, on Thanksgiving weekend, Saturday, November 29, 2014. The party was from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM at the Ilion Knights of Columbus on West Street. Ticket sales were through the eventbrite web site - Ilion High School Class of 2004 10 Year Reunion.

News of the reunion was published via the Ilion High School Class of 2004 Facebook Group. (July 17, 2015)


2004 Facebook Group....

Facebook - Ilion High School Class of 2004.

As the date of our ten year class reunion is fast approaching we would like to attempt to find all of our classmates!

Administrators of the group are: Matt Chuff, Kristell Grace, Alicia Noel, Sonya Young. (November 26, 2014)

Note - This is a public Facebook group which means anyone with a Facebook account can see the group, its members and their posts. However, you must have a Facebook account to access the group. Alumni without a Facebook account will not be able to see any of the posts.


2004 Class Dentist.....

Ilion Class of 2004 - Bridget Sweeney DDS

Bridget Sweeney, graduated cum laude from the University of Buffalo, School of Dental Medicine on May 12, 2012. Fellow dentist, Dr. Mark Donahue, (Bridget's cousin and IHS graduate 1995) presented Bridget with her Commencement Doctoral hood during the UB graduation ceremony. Bridget begins her General Practice Residency at St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, NY in July. Bridget is the daughter of Aileen Carney Sweeney and Richard Sweeney. She is the granddaughter of Dr. Theodore Carney IHS 1936. (May 20, 2012)


Mezzo-soprano Beth Lytwynec.....

Ilion Class of 2004 - Beth Lytwynec

Mezzo-soprano, Beth Lytwynec, highlighted her professional career on this web site where you could read about her accomplishments and listen to her beautiful performances - (November 26, 2014 - modified July 18, 2020)



Amanda M. Barretta, IHS 2004, 33, passed away unexpectedly, on March 18, 2019. She was a beloved mother of Brielle Pearl and Ava Seymour; devoted daughter of Michael Barretta and the late Jerri Lee (Hess) Barretta; loving family member to brother, Todd Barretta; aunts and uncles, Kathy Barretta, Carol Hazzard, Louie Barretta, Paula Barretta and David Barretta; many cousins; and her step-mother, Pam. Amanda graduated from Ilion High School. She lived in Rome, NY and had worked with MetLife, Utica. She was dearly loved. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Town of Frankfort, Ilion, NY, Harry J. & Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors (315-894-8000). (March 23, 2019)


Leah Marie Holtz IHS 2004, age 26, of Curtis Road, Little Falls, (town of Salisbury) passed away unexpectedly on Friday, June 29, 2012. Leah was born on October 23, 1985 in Ilion, a daughter of Lee and Michele (Bluett) Holtz. She lived most of her life in Ilion and was a graduate of Ilion High School. Leah was a member of the Ilion First Baptist Church. Leah is survived by her children, Victoria Marie Andrea, Loretta Lou Lamphere and Conor Wendell Bluett; her parents, Lee and Michele, sisters, Adaire Holtz and Vanessa Patrei; brothers, Lee Holtz, Jr. and Michael Holtz; a grandmother, Helen Bluett, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Danford Bluett, a grandmother, Mary Holtz, her stepmother, Kimberly Holtz, a cousin, Sonia Zeockler and Bradley Lamphere, the father of Loretta Lou. Leah loved life and enjoyed many things, such as music and fishing, but she especially cherished the time spent with her children, her sisters and her mom. She was an accomplished fisherman, much better than those more experienced than she was. She also liked to keep in touch with her friends, and her nieces and nephews on Facebook. She loved macaroni with butter and shaker cheese. Relatives and friends are invited to pay their respects at the Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Ilion, NY on Thursday, July 5, 2012 from 11-1 pm. Her funeral service, also at the funeral home, will take place at the conclusion of calling hours, followed by procession to Salisbury Rural Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest. Arrangements are under the direction of Kevin E. Enea, Funeral Director, Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home. To add to Leah's online memorials, please visit our website at Leah had nothing, but gave everything. We are going to miss you! (July 7, 2012 modified March 20, 2016)


Todd Jeremy Pickett IHS 2004, 24 of Bell Hill Rd. passed away on Friday May 7, 2010 as a result of injuries from a motorcycle accident in the Ilion Gorge. Todd was born on September 25, 1985 in Ilion the son of the late Todd Hagan and Carol Pickett. He was a graduate of Ilion schools. Todd is survived by his mother Carol Platt and his sister Kayla Platt of Ilion, his step sister Alexa Travis of Ilion, his maternal grandparents Joseph and Delores Pickett of Ilion and Patricia Pansa of Yorkville, Paternal grandmother Joyce Rafferty of Ilion and maternal great grandfather Joseph Pickett of Ilion, his aunts Kathy Pickett and Linda Carpenter both of Ilion, Laura Dillon of Little Falls, Dawn Wheeler of Edgewater, FL, Tami Griffiths and Sherri Rowland both of W. Winfield and Briana Kelly, uncles Bill Carpenter of MD, Timothy Hagan of Ilion and Thomas Hagan of TX, cousins Stephanie and Landon Pickett, Taner Moss, Erica, Jennifer and Jake Carpenter, Tara Ball and Ethan Pansa, as well as several great aunts and uncles. Todd also leaves his special friends Chris Lansdall, Jon Fisher, Matt Comes and Lyndsay Lesniak. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday May 12, 2010 at 10 am in the Church of The Annunciation West St. in Ilion with Fr. Leo Potvin officiating assisted by Deacon James Bower, interment will follow in the Kinne Corners Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday May 11, 2010 from 5 to 8 pm at the Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home Inc. 100 Otsego St. in Ilion. On line condolences may be sent and memorial candles lit by going to (July 3, 2010)


Golden Bombers Buzz WebSite.....

Alicia Audino, Assistant Director - Graduate Admissions and Continuing Education, email, Rensselaer, NY, re-registered. (Nov 7, 2011)

Hollie Raux, Vet Tech Student, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (July 24, 2008)

Samantha Cavanaugh, email, Ilion, NY, re-registered. (July 13, 2008)

Danielle Lester, Student, email, registered. (June 6, 2008)

Justine Marryott, student, email , from Ilion, NY, re-registered. (Dec 14, 2007)

Shannon Kelly, email, Ilion, NY, registered. (Feb 27, 2007)


Class contact is Kristell Hendrick Havens - 18 Concord St Street Ilion, NY 13357.


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