Carol Castorina Reid remembers hot chocolate at Tops diner after winter ice skating. Rozanne Parillo Monteparo thinks back to bus trips with high school musicians and majorettes. Russ DeOrazio can still see all those chickens and rabbits scampering the halls at Draper High School. All the stories will be back in style this coming weekend. Men and women who graduated from Rotterdam’s Draper in 1962 and 1963 will gather at reunion parties Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Queen’s Court” for Draper High School’s 1961 junior prom included, from left, Marilyn Micski Renda, Anna Maria DeMidio Shutts, Lorraine Melidio France, prom queen Rozanne Parillo Monteparo, Donna Dagostino Baum, Suzanne Posluszny Durfee and Janis Robinson LeGere. Draper’s Classes of 1962 and 1963 will gather next weekend for a reunion.
Looking cool during the early 1960s are, from left, Joe Nardini, Maureen Pryva Sauter and Joe Gagliardi. Nardini and Pryva were in Draper High School’s Class of 1963. Gagliardi graduated in 1961.
Lorraine Melideo France, front, smiles during a Draper High School pajama party in 1960. Joining Lorraine in the frolic are Carol Niemiec Tetlak (seated, left) and Rozanne Parillo Monteparo.
Draper girls dressed Hawaiian for the Draper Follies around 1960. Members of the Class of 1962 — as sophomores — are Anna Maria DeMidio Shutts, seated left, and Patricia Rowbotham Plantenburg, seated right. Standing are Carol Castorina Reid, left, and Sandra Ryan.
Robert Middleton, left, and John D'Amico, both members of Draper High School’s Class of 1962, make a cool couple during the Draper Follies. The Follies were the school’s annual talent show.
Formal affairs were big parts of high school life during the early 1960s. Draper High School ladies, from left, Rozanne Parillo Monteparo, Marjorie Weed Coppolo and Camille DiFabbio Brady smile before the music starts.
Francis Monteparo and Rozanne Parillo strike a formal pose for the 1962 Draper High School Senior Ball. Francis and Rozanne later married.
Draper High School’s yearbook team runs a meeting in 1962 — from left, Carol Castorina Reid, Dan Maney, Walt Callahan, Caroline Andryszcyk Callahan, Arlene Conte Gray, Pat DeMarco Pardi and Ron Smith.
Barbara Eats Lucier, a member of Draper High School’s Class of 1963, cuddles up with a friend on the couch.