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First-ever York Alumni Assn. elects officers
After forming the first-ever Alumni Association at York High School, officers were elected to lead the group through 2018 for the school’s 100th anniversary. Pictured (from left): are: Linda Boeske Aldis (‘74), Treasurer; Sharon O’Brien (’76), York Centennial Celebration Chair; Trish Harper (’62), Membership; Kathy Wilson (‘65), Vice President; Jay Webb (’75), President; Kurt Fowich (’63), Senior Alumni Outreach; along with YCHSAA members and retired York staff Les Zunkel (’63); and Bill Sir (60).

All alumni offered free membership to receive benefits

Following some 18 months of exploratory discussions by an interim board and committees, the first York Community High School Alumni Association (YCHSAA) Board of Directors was elected.

Serving two-year terms areJay Webb (’75), President; Kathy Wilson (‘65), Vice President; Trish Harper (’62), Membership; Linda BoeskeAldis (‘74), Treasurer; and Debbie Linhart (’67), Secretary. Committee Chairs are: Mark Mulliner (’76), Community Outreach; Kurt Fowich (’63), Senior Alumni Outreach; Sharon O’Brien (’76), York Centennial Celebration; and Kristen Yasz (’05), Social Events.

The group came together on the heels of the successful York Distinguished Alumni Program (YDAP), now in its fifth year, and the forthcoming 100th Anniversary of York Community High School, established in 1918. The Board and committee membersrepresent classes ranging from 1958 to 2005.Much of the groundwork, such as a mission statement and governing documents, were put into place by the YCHSAA committees, culminating in the election of the new Board in May of 2017.

   The mission of the York Community High School Alumni Association (YCHSAA) is to serve and support the school and its alumni by fostering and enhancing communication and camaraderie among alumni; maintaining a strongrelationship between the school and its alumni; preserving, promoting, and celebrating the history, traditions, and memories of York; and contributing to the growth and welfare of York and its students.​

YCHSAA is free to join and open to all those who attended York. Benefits include being able to participate in Association events and receiving a twice-yearly electronic newsletter featuring alumni activities and current York High School updates.

Those interested in joining the Association may do so by visiting the York Alumni website at clicking on the “Update your Personal Information” button. Further information and updates regarding the York Alumni Association are also found there.

Along with forming the Alumni Association, this group has committed to assisting York Community High School in the planning of the York Centennial Celebration in 2018. Anyone interested in helping to plan the events leading up to and/or including the celebration should contact the York Alumni Relations office at 630-941-4719 or Elmhurst District 205 Executive Director of Communications and Public Relations Melea Smith at

YCHSAA meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month, beginning at 7p.m., at the District 205 Administrative Center, 162 S. York in Elmhurst. All interested York alumni are encouraged to attend. Questions may also be directed


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