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Based on declining attendance, challenges in getting sufficient volunteers to assist with the event, and the results of a survey of alumni association members, it was decided to discontinue the Alumni dinner. We are pleased to report that many classes continue to get together on a regular basis.

The Association continues to maintain a database of all alumni to the best of our ability. To that end, if you have a name change, address change, etc., we would welcome those updates! Alumni information updates can be submitted to

We thank you in advance for taking a minute to provide this information!

The most overwhelmingly positive response in our alumni survey was to the question about continuation of the Alumni Association Scholarships. Alumni resoundingly expressed support for our scholarships to deserving seniors who are planning to further their education after graduation.

It is our pleasure to share the names of the 2022 DeRuyter Central School Alumni Scholarship award winners and welcome the Class of 2022 to the Alumni Association!

The Class of 2022 had 25 total students. 21 students attended DeRuyter Central. Three of the students completed their educational program at Cortland Alternative School and one student attended 7 Valley New Tech Academy in Cortland. We celebrate them all!

Six students received 2022 DeRuyter Alumni Association Scholarships of $1000 each.

  • Gavin Richardson, Valedictorian
    Attending Utica University majoring in Biology/Pre-Health. Mom (Cassidy Gallerani Richardson) is a DCS alumnus.
  • Keely Worlock, Salutatorian
    Attending St. Lawrence University majoring in Biochemistry. Dad (Marc Worlock) is a DCS alumnus.
  • Camren Daley
    Attending Lineman school. Mom (Christan Holl Daley) and Dad (Adam Daley) are DCS alumni.
  • Madelyn Pforter
    Attending SUNY Cortland majoring in Elementary Education. Mom (Aleisha Newton Pforter) and Dad (Aaron Pforter) are DCS alumni.
  • Aloura Rice
    Attending Keuka College majoring in Occupational Therapy. Dad (Justin Rice) is a DCS alumnus.
  • Abriana Whitt
    Attending SUNY Cortland majoring in Criminology. Mom (Sarah Bewley Whitt) is a DCS alumnus.

Congratulations to these six deserving scholarship winners! We will all look forward to hearing about their future successes.

The DeRuyter Alumni Association has been awarding these scholarships for two decades. We have supported over 100 students and have awarded approximately $126,000 in scholarships thanks to the generosity of our alumni members.

It's almost time to celebrate the Class of 2023, our newest alumni. The Association will again be awarding scholarships to six of our students at graduation. Please consider making a donation to the DeRuyter Alumni Association, if you are able, to allow us to continue to award scholarships to deserving graduates.

Checks can be made out to DeRuyter Alumni Association and mailed to:

DeRuyter Alumni Association
PO Box 128
DeRuyter NY 13052

We are hoping to be able to offer you electronic payment options in the future but, for now, checks are the only payment option.

We sincerely appreciate anything that you can give to help our Alumni Association continue the scholarship program.

With thanks and gratitude,

Your Alumni Committee
Michael Darmento - Class of 1965
Deb Burdick Ayers - Class of 1974
Delores Mowers - Class of 1981

Dr. Neal Capone, Superintendent
711 Railroad Street
DeRuyter, New York 13052

Phone: (315) 852-3400
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