Category Archives: Alumni Features

The Little Falls High School Alumni Network’s Where are They Now series was initiated in January of 2015. This feature highlights individuals who have enhanced their lives and/or the lives of others using the foundation of the education they received at LFHS or St. Mary’s and the family values they developed while growing up in Little Falls. Success isn’t always defined by financial achievements. Many people find personal satisfaction by giving back to their communities, organizations or to others in general. Those on the receiving end of these heartfelt contributions may consider this person in the highest regard as well. With this being said, we are looking for individual nominations of Little Falls alumni who have made a difference in the lives of others as well their own. Before submitting your nominations (to, please confirm your nominee is currently registered on the Little Falls Alumni Website as this is also a requirement.
Thank you, and we look forward to reacquainting with our fellow classmates.

Alumni Feature – Colleen A. Brown, Class of 1975

It is so interesting to see where alumni have gone and what they have accomplished since their graduation.  I wonder if we had had crystal balls 30-40 years ago, how accurate they would have been in predicting the future of many of our grads. Colleen Brown was a 1975 graduate of our school system and has yet another remarkable life story to share with past Read More →

Alumni Feature – Mark Moretti, Class of 1971

Mark Moretti was a member of the Class of 1971 – the first graduating class from the “new” high school on the hill.  Anyone who was around at that time knows this was a big deal!  From the old-fashioned building on Main Street to the open concept education plan on Top Notch Road was a huge adjustment for faculty, students, parents and administration alike. However, Read More →

Alumni Feature – Drew Yanno, Class of 1970

Many of these feature articles for the Little Falls High School Alumni Website have demonstrated how graduates from LFHS dreamed a dream and then lived it.  Drew Yanno, Class of 1970, is yet another illustration of not only living the dream, but discovering along the way that there are extensions to these dreams he never envisioned! Here is Drew’s story. “I always tell people I Read More →

Alumni Feature – Richard “Chic” Cecconi, Class of 1970

There are three constants evolving through the Where Are We Now? feature:  The first is the importance of the memories of growing up in a small community where everyone watches out for each other.  Second is the impact our educators had upon our lives.  And the third is how friendships have remained solid throughout the years despite geographical differences and varied career paths.  Rich Cecconi Read More →

Alumni Feature – David Chickering, Class of 1970

This edition of “Where Are We Now” is happy to feature Mr. David “Chick” Chickering, Class of 1970.  He’s been making Little Falls proud with his extensive travels as a premier cellist.  Chick, despite traveling far and wide, still feels strongly connected to his hometown.  He credits much of his success to the passion and enthusiasm of his early teachers and mentors.  His interview is Read More →

Alumni Feature – Bob Kasner, Class of 1971

The Little Falls High School Alumni Association is proud to present the latest edition of “Where Are We Now?” featuring Class of 1971 graduate, Bob Kasner. Bob was part of the very first class to matriculate at the “new” high school and he fondly recalls his childhood in Little Falls.  He says, “Little Falls was a great place to grow up.  The small population made Read More →

Alumni Feature – Anna (Perron) Doherty, Class of 1973

Upstate New York is a major character in the story of the life of Anna (Perron) Doherty and Little Falls is the heart of that character.  She carries the land, the people and the spirit of her experiences growing up there everywhere she goes and thinks about some aspect of it every day.  Here is her story… I grew up in the house my great-grandfather Read More →

Alumni Feature – Laurel Casillo, Class of 2003

This month’s spotlight is on Laurel Casillo, a 2003 alumnus who is successfully following her dream of acting on stage in New York City – achieving a goal most of us only imagine in our wildest dreams!  Here are Laurel’s thoughts on growing up in Little Falls. When I try to describe where I grew up to people I always say, “I grew up inside Read More →

Alumni Feature – Leisha Majtan, Class of 2007

This month we are pleased to feature our youngest alumni to date, Leisha Majtan, a proud member of the Class of 2007.  Under Leisha’s yearbook picture it states that in 10 years, she will be “waking you up at 7am on the Today Show.”  We are so excited that she is well on her way and are proud to have her as a Little Falls Alumni.  Leisha has yet Read More →

Class of 1979 Alumni Tops List in National Publication

LITTLE FALLS TIMES, DEWITT, NY – Community Bank Wealth Management’s Paul Restante, Class of 1979, has claimed the No. 1 spot on Bank Investment Consultant magazine’s list of the nation’s top 20 program managers.  The national publication features the Little Falls native on the cover. Restante is the managing director for Community Bank Wealth Management Group, assisting individuals and business owners with investments, insurance and Read More →

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