New group for former Champlain Valley Catholic school students

New group for former Catholic school students

Local Catholic school alumni gather to save history

PLATTSBURGH, NY — For years, the Champlain Valley was the home to multiple Catholic high schools.

Though Seton Catholic Central (formerly Mount Assumption Institute and St. John’s Academy) is the only one left, alumni of all the former institutions now have a home with the Champlain Valley Catholic Schools Alumni Association.

The association decided to start a website through alumni networking site the Alumni Channel, helping organize its efforts to reach out to the nearly 5,000 alumni from 19 different countries that attended Catholic high schools over the years in the Champlain Valley.

“I want it to be a site where any alumni of Catholic schools in the area can be involved in,” Recore said.

The website’s administrator, he said the site includes classmate lists and discussion groups that can be useful for reunion planning. He also wants to include pictures, records and other memorabilia from all the former high schools on the site.

“Creating this website with the use of the Alumni Channel, it gives us a place where historical and contact information is available,” said Don Moore, the board’s treasurer. “For the older schools, trying to maintain contact was difficult, but this site is easier because all alumni can help us.”

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