Niagara Gazette — Johnston said via Twitter he's hoping to return to Lewiston-Porter to visit once football season is complete.
Dietz, a member of the class of 1969, shared an experience with the group about a time she found herself in a cafeteria filled with boys. At the time, she'd just arrived in the area after going to school in Canada and didn't realize boys and girls ate in separate cafeterias.
She said she ended up eating in the wrong cafeteria because she couldn't find a graceful way out.
She also told the story of her taking her first ride to school in a bus, which she said featured one particular stop along the route she dreaded.
"We always stopped for this one boy and he was never at the stop when we got there," she said. "The bus driver had the patience of a saint. She waited patiently for him to come up his driveway. I waited impatiently thinking I'd be late for school. She always greeted him with a smile, though."
The Distinguished Alumni honors are part of the district's homecoming celebration, which also includes the alumni association's gala, which will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Seneca-Niagara Casino.
The black tie optional event, which serves as the association's primary fundraiser for the year, will feature an open bar, live music, dinner and both a basket and silent auction.
Tickets are $100 per person and can be reserved by calling 754-2423.