Tag Archives: Corcoran High School

Where Are They Now?

Corcoran grad helps others understand mental health issues He achieved valedictorian at Corcoran High School and graduated from Brown and Syracuse universities. So perhaps the fact that Seamus Kirst went on to publish a book isn’t a surprise. But the title might be: “Shitfaced: Musings of a Former Drunk.” It’s been a rollercoaster ride for Kirst, who graduated from Corcoran ... Read More »

Data-Driven Method

Corcoran implements interim tests to determine whether students are learning concepts Corcoran High School was removed recently from New York state’s “priority school” list for schools with low graduation rates. Corcoran improved its graduation rate because more students passed the state’s Regents Examinations, which they must do to graduate. The rate improved after the school’s top two officials — then-Principal ... Read More »

Growing the Arts

Marshella Mason helps enrich students’ lives through music When Marshella Mason arrived at Corcoran High School three years ago, the incoming band director had one mission: grow the program. Since then, the number of students enrolled in the school’s band has more than tripled — from 15 to 47. “The arts are important anywhere regardless if it’s in the Syracuse ... Read More »

'The Silent Bullet'

Corcoran track athlete Patrice Williams lets her running do the talking Patrice Williams’ pink and white sneakers barely make a sound as she sprints down a hallway at Corcoran High School. It’s a Tuesday afternoon — more than an hour after classes have ended — and all Williams wants to do is practice. But because the track at Onondaga Community ... Read More »

Finishing On Top

Corcoran High School seniors reflect on a successful four years Graduation is only a semester away, and the following six Corcoran High School students are on their way to graduating at the top of their class with full International Baccalaureate diplomas. They talk about what has inspired them during high school, and share their plans for the future. Read More »

Corcoran Graduates: "The Fighters" Who Made It

Thomas J. Corcoran High School graduated over 200 students at the Civic Center Thursday, June 20. The class speakers delivered big in spirit and speeches regarding their cohorts abilities to perform better in athletics, arts and academics. Corcoran students reminded each other of their contributions to the district’s successes. Three of the top academic averages on the districts combined volleyball ... Read More »

Game in Transition

Corcoran fights a national trend by exposing the city youth to lacrosse Emmanuel Rowser’s parents wanted him to be involved in sports year-round when he was young. So when Rowser was 12 and the basketball season ended, they told him he needed to find his next sport. Rowser decided on lacrosse — but there was something different about it. It ... Read More »

Full Speed Ahead

Dedication fuels Corcoran High School girls cross-country team to achieve A chilly wind whipped the grounds outside Corcoran High School recently as the girls cross-country team members ran speed workouts. Their season, coming to an end, had been an exciting one, said their coach, Joseph Serrao. Serrao, 42, has served as the team’s coach for 17 years. This year his ... Read More »

Corcoran Grad Completes Basic Combat Training

Army Pvt. Joel S. Davis has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land ... Read More »

Corcoran Seniors Move on to Next Journey

The 46th commencement ceremony for students of the Thomas J. Corcoran High School filled the Civic Center June 23. A new journey is about to begin for Syracuse’s young adults, a chance to take what they have learned and share it with our city. Read More »