SHERBURNE – Sherburne-Earlville teachers, students and alumni filled the Barbara Rabig Gallery at the high school Thursday evening to pay tribute to the most recent wave of honorees in the fourth annual S-E Wall of Fame induction ceremony.
The annual event – designed to spotlight former S-E graduates and staff for accomplishments in their careers and education, or have had an outstanding impact within their community – recognized four inductees this year: Brian DeMuro (class of 1982) Svante Myrick (class of 2005) Wilbur “Red” Raville (teacher from 1958-1986) and Herman Sherwood-Sitts (class of 1974).
Salutations from Superintendent Gayle Hellert led the ritual, followed by a moment of silence for the school’s first teacher to be honored on the Wall of Fame, Elizabeth Fagan, who passed away earlier this week; the ceremony was dedicated in her honor.
This year’s inductees include one teacher and three students who spanned the course of three generations; Hellert told the assembly as she offered her “sincere congratulations to all inductees.”
DeMuro, the night’s first inductee, was applauded as a successful entrepreneur who currently runs a 60,000 square-foot factory for custom-made furniture near New Delhi, India. His designs are sold in parts of Europe and Asia. DeMuro’s endeavor has provided nearly 200 jobs to an impoverished region of the country and he advocates several different charities throughout his area.