Ilion High School

Class of 2010

Alumni News

2010 Ilion Yearbook


Digitized Class Yearbook....

2010 Our Story Mirror from the New York Heritage digital Ilion Free Public Library Yearbooks collection. Unfortunately, this yearbook contains different fonts that were not readable by the New York Heritage - ABBYY FineReader OCR to produce PDF index text. As a result, this yearbook may not be very useful as a search-able asset. Let that be a lesson to future yearbook editors.Link opens in new browser tab. (added March 27, 2021)


Class Roster....

Class Roster and Honor Students, as published in the "2010 Mirror", are available on the 2010 Class Roster page. (added January 14, 2023).


Meet the Class of 2010 ....

The Class Graduation List is now available. Congratulations to all the graduates! (July 3, 2010)


Top Scholars of the IHS Class of 2010....

Rachel Stegemann was the 2010 Valedictorian.

Meghan Fogerty was the 2010 Salutatorian.

Lindsay T. Hendrick was the Class President. (July 3, 2010)

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

Ranks 3 through 10

James Schwabach
Breanne Rathbun
Katherine Murphy
Elizabeth McGrellis
Trisha Salvagni
Johann Roberts
Katherine Reardon
Benjamin Scharett

Ranks 11 through 15

Tiffany M. Moore
Vanessa N. Roach
Erica J. Schwabach
Michael S. Sparrin
Mikala K. Stubley


Class Historical Newspaper Articles....

     Newspaper articles about the IHS Class of 2010 (added February 25, 2023)



Ryan Mikol Donato, IHS 2010, age 26, left this world early Sunday morning, March 17, 2019, after a brief but determined battle with cancer. At the time of his passing, Ryan had the love and support of his family at his side. Born on August 24, 1992, Ryan is the son of Mikol Donato, Jr. and Erin (Lynch) Donato. He was raised and educated in Ilion, graduating with the Ilion High School Class of 2010. He then went on to further his education at Herkimer County Community College. Currently, Ryan was employed with the Hannaford Pharmacy in Herkimer where he worked as a pharmacy technician. He formed many close bonds with his co-workers and thoroughly enjoyed the field; as of late he had considered pursuing a career as a Pharmacist. Ryan could only be described as a one-of-a-kind individual. He was eccentric, zany and extremely intelligent; self-taught in a number of things, from the French language (which he became very fluent in) to various musical instruments. He was skilled in playing the harmonica, accordion and bass guitar, which he used in jam sessions with his group 3M2F. As an artist, Ryan was dedicated to drawing and painting. Not only would he create the artwork, but also the frame and canvas which he would display it on. Some of his work was so desirable that he was even able to sell it through his online art gallery. One of his greatest passions in life was the game of tennis. Not only was he a fan but a gifted player; competing with the tennis team through high school and achieving the rank of First Team All-Star. Ryan was a loving and caring son to his parents and their companions, Mikol Donato and Jennifer Macero of Ilion and Erin Donato and Rob Howe of Utica; and a devoted brother to his sister, Makayla Donato of Rochester. He also leaves his paternal grandmother, Doreen Donato and Al House of Oneida Lake; his paternal great-grandmother, Audrey “Bobo” Mahley of Florida; his aunts and uncles, Lori and John Russo of Marcy and Lori and Doozer Smith of Ilion; his cousins, Johnny Russo, Samantha Russo, Zachary Smith, Zane Smith and Zoey Smith; his longtime best friend, Kyle Grosse; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his canine buddies, Mila, Kobe, Jagger and Rex. Ryan was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, John and Patricia Lynch and his paternal grandfather, Mikol Donato, Sr. A special thank-you is extended to the doctors and nurses of the Faxton-St. Luke's ICU; and to Dr. Atul Butala, Ryan's oncologist, for the compassion, care and genuine concern shown to him throughout this illness. Family and friends are invited to attend Ryan's visitation which will be held on Wednesday afternoon, March 20, 2019 from 4:00PM – 7:00PM at the Enea & Ciaccia Family Funeral Home, 4309 Acme Road, Town of Frankfort, Ilion, NY (315) 894-8000. Ryan's funeral service will commence on Thursday morning, March 21, 2019 at 10:30AM at the Church of the Annunciation in Ilion, where his Mass of Christian Burial will be offered by Rev. Paul Catena, Pastor. Spring interment will take place in Armory Hill Cemetery. For those wishing to do so, please consider memorial contributions to the Herkimer County Humane Society OR to the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Ryan's family has entrusted his final arrangements to Harry and Kevin Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia, Funeral Directors. Online notes of sympathy may be left at (March 23, 2019)


Sports Awards for Class of 2010.....

The Sports Awards List is available. (November 15, 2014)



2010 Ilion's Kayleigh Coupe - Promise2Live on facebook

Classmate Kayleigh Coupe, is sharing her experience battling cancer. Kayleign has a facebook page chronicling her treatments.

"Promise2Live is about my experience living in NYC while I worked with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center fighting cancer."

Kayleigh also has a youtube channel, KCouper1 so you can tune in and see her latest videos.

Kayleigh has real spunk and a great sense of humor. We are all praying for her quick and speedy recovery. As her dad, Steve Coupe IHS '84, said in 2004....."just couldn't stand being away from the excitement here in Ilion", we all want Kayleigh back home, real soon, to enjoy the excitement in Ilion.

Send Kayleigh your best wishes by visiting her facebook page and/or youtube channel. (April 12, 2012)

2010 Ilion's Kayleigh Coupe - KCouper1 youtube channel


Mott Marathon 2012.....

2011 Ilion Mott Marathon Winner - Max Koenig
2011 Winner - Max Koenig
(overall winner and
men's division winner 4:40:41)
Ilion's Foreign Exchange student - Germany
Photo courtesy of Ilion Central School District

Ilion Seniors ran the 2012 Mott Marathon as the Run to Cure Kayleigh/Mott Marathon Challenge.

The participants ran the 26.2 mile marathon in honor of Kayleigh Coupe IHS '10. Half of the proceeds went to Hope House, the residence where Kayleigh stays when receiving her treatments in New York City. The other half of the funds raised were donated to Livestrong to support cancer research and cancer patients.

Event Date June 7, 2012 at 3 pm at Ilion High School Track. (April 27, 2012)


Golden Bombers Buzz WebSite.....

Michael Sparrin, email, from Ilion, NY registered. (June 30, 2013)

Lindsay (Hendrick) Laube, email, registered. (September 2, 2018)

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