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Capital Region Scrapbook: Mohonasen's Class of ’62 set for 50th reunion (with photo gallery)

Mohonasen High School teens dressed for a formal occasion in 1961. The ladies, from left, are Elaine Smith Allen, Patricia Barr Alheim and Lois Hamilton Potrzuaki. The guys, from left, are unidentified, Dave Schmidt and Bill Lasak.
Mohonasen High School teens dressed for a formal occasion in 1961. The ladies, from left, are Elaine Smith Allen, Patricia Barr Alheim and Lois Hamilton Potrzuaki. The guys, from left, are unidentified, Dave Schmidt and Bill Lasak.
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Vince Dacquisto remembers fast times at Mohonasen High. One of his Rotterdam friends, John Beverly, drove a blue and white Chrysler with big fins and a big 350-horsepower engine. John used to test the car’s speed along a patch of Helderberg Avenue he used as a private drag strip. Vince and other buddies were along for the rides. “We actually timed his ‘runs’ and he never got caught,” Dacquisto said. “We were all thinking, ‘John ...


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