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Alumni Association

Alumni AssociationThe Fairport High School Alumni Association (FHSAA) was officially organized in 1996. The president and chairman is Arthur Alvut.

The purpose of the FHSAA is to create a database of alumni names and link to social media detailing events and activities of alumni; assist class directors in contacting class members for reunions and other activities the board of directors deems appropriate.

Contact: Arthur Alvut at (585) 388-8355 or email



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Fairport Alumni Wall of Fame

The Fairport Alumni Wall of Fame annually recognizes outstanding Fairport alumni who have achieved distinction in their lives and chosen fields after high school through significant contributions to their careers, community, or through personal achievements. Over 120 FHS alumni have been inducted into the Wall of Fame since this program began in 1996.

Use this link to submit an online nomination form for the Fairport Alumni Wall of Fame! Nominee applications are due the first week of May.

Congratulations to the four Fairport High School graduates who have been elected as the 29th class of the Wall of Fame – see below for their information

They join 117 others honored since 1997, including the late Academy Award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, the late state Supreme Court justice Robert H. Wagner, former Perinton town supervisor James E. Smith, former Fairport village mayors Albert Henry Knapp and Clark King and retired Monroe County medical examiner the late John F. Edland, M.D.

Candidates must have been graduated from Fairport for at least 15 years. Those selected are high school alumni who have achieved distinction in their lives and chosen fields through significant contributions to their career, community and through personal achievements, providing an incentive as role models for current and future students.

Induction ceremonies are held in the fall on the Thursday of Homecoming Weekend.

An interactive display of inductees is located in the hallway adjacent to the high school auditorium, 1 David Paddock Way off Ayrault Road, one mile east of Route 250, in Perinton.

Nominees must be out of high school for at least 15 years. A maximum of seven (7) alumni will be chosen and their accomplishments will be digitally displayed on a wall outside the Fairport High School auditorium.

They are available online on this page via the electronic form. Individuals nominated will be asked to submit additional information to be used by the Wall of Fame Selection Committee as it makes its decisions.


  • Art Alvut – Chariman, Alumnus – Alumni Association (Class of ’78)


  • Art Alvut – Alumnus – Alumni Association (Class of ’78)
  • Jim Castor – Alumnus (Class of ’64)
  • Erin (McGraw) Leegan – Alumnus
  • Gary Baier – High School Principal Faculty Appointed, Alumnus (Class of ‘06), Committee Chairman
  • Christopher “Chris” Moretter – Faculty (Class of ’94)
  • Sarah (Bouley) Marcoccia (Class of ’89)
  • Dave Paddock – Retired principal (Class of ’70)
  • Karen (Embury) Thull (Class of ’82)
  • Byron Waddell (Class of ’15)

2023 Inductees

William A. Dancy Jr.
William A. Dancy Jr.

William A. Dancy Jr.
Class of 1974
An Army war veteran who served as a cryptology specialist in seven countries overseas, including Bosnia, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, volunteered extensively in the Fairport-Perinton community. He holds a life rank as a Boy Scout patrol leader. A VFW, American Legion and Kiwanis Club member who organized fundraisers for food and clothing to assist low-income families.



Matt Owens
Matt Owens

Matt Owens
Class of 2001
An award-winning trumpet player and arranger who has been horn section leader for American singer, songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus, a two-time Grammy nominee. A Berklee College of Music honors graduate, he has performed with Dolly Parton, made several appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” held lead chair in the Broadway musical production “Mean Girls” and has been lead trumpet for the “New York Spring Spectacular: The Rockettes” at Radio City Music Hall.



Steve Skeates
Steve Skeates

Steve Skeates
Class of 1961
An American comic book creator whose most frequent response to the question, “how did you learn how to write?” was always answered with, “write, write, write!” He was known for his work on  Aquaman, Hawk and Dove, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents and Plop!. He wrote under his own name as well as under the pseudonyms Chester Hazel and Warren Savin. A math major when he entered college, he went on to win the comic book industry’s top writing award in 2012.



John “Dutch” Summers
John “Dutch” Summers

John “Dutch” Summers
Class of 1959
A self-made businessman and philanthropist who worked behind the scenes to address community problems and was a quiet benefactor to dozens of disadvantaged youths, especially those in the Rochester City School District. He was described by a prominent colleague as having a, “gruff kind of exterior but he had this heart that was huge.” He grew a small machine shop on Turk Hill Road into a multi-national and international company. A business partner and close friend told of his colleague giving “freely of his time and resources, quietly supporting countless causes and organizations without any desire for acknowledgment or praise.”

  • 2022 Wall of Fame inductees


    Jonathan Beck. Class of 1998
    Businessman Co-owns Red Coyote, a running and fitness store named No. 1 of its kind in the country in 2015. Heavily invested in community programs in Oklahoma.

    Jennifer Collins. Class of 1974
    A lifelong health care professional specializing in physical therapy, gerontology and PT education. Honored for her physiotherapy work in cultural exchanges with a health sciences institute in Kerala, India.

    Virginia Williams Matzan Gullo. Class of 1964
    Volunteer for over 50 years at Perinton Ambulance Corps. Became a Registered Nurse involved with trauma care then gastroenterology and hepatology at URMC. Founding director of a 5K benefiting colon cancer awareness.

    Dr. Sian “Leo” Proctor. Class of 1988
    Astronaut who accompanied four civilians on the SpaceX Inspiration Mission that orbited Earth for three days. Geoscientist, Afro-futurism space artist, entrepreneur and an inspiring international speaker who has devoted her life to educational outreach.

  • ClaytonJohn D. Clayton, 1973


    Customer loyalty program marketer and data scientist for airline and hospitality industries. Received
    multiple national honors in advertising and marketing. Fluent in French and German. Actively involved as
    a member of the LGBTQ+ community, including as a communications link to corporate management,
    mentoring gay students and helping the homeless.

    MacGibbonCarol Young MacGibbon, 1976


    Engineering honors graduate with the U.S. Military Academy’s first class of women at West Point, one of
    62 in 1980. Congressional Veteran Commendation Award winner. Former math teacher in hometown of
    Plano, Tex. Mother of three children, all of whom have served distinguished careers in the military.

    McDonoughPeter McDonough, 1976


    Award-winning marketing and corporate boardroom leadership executive and consultant. His experience spans several industries, including biotechnology, personal care products, household appliances, power tools, consumer beverages and academics. Former professor at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

    YawmanDavid Yawman, 1986


    Partner with a college classmate in a corporate leadership firm after a legal career that included being
    general counsel for PepsiCo. Inc., managing a team of 600 in 200 countries. Longtime volunteer with the
    United Way and chairman of the board of a pro bono partnership in New York City’s tri-state area.

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