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Hall of Fame 2018

ARLINGTON’S YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL INDUCTS SEVEN INTO HALL OF FAME AND  INSPIRATION MAY 18

ARLINGTON, VA. (April 23, 2018). Seven accomplished alumni of Yorktown High School were inducted in the school’s Hall of Fame and Inspiration at a ceremony set for Friday, May 18. The event welcomed inductees, their families, students, alumni, parents and community officials for whom presenters dedicated seven plaques containing photographs and biographies mounted on the wall in the gym lobby.

       The Hall of Fame and Inspiration was created in 2004 and includes such notable alumni as broadcaster Katie Couric (class of ’75), Google CEO Eric Schmidt (’72), Olympic swimmer Tom Dolan (’93), the late astronaut David Brown (’74) and Hilton Hotels CEO Chris Nassetta (’80).

      The addition of seven in 2018 brings the total inductees to 35, after rounds of inductions in 2004, 2008 and 2014.

      The selections of distinguished alumni are made by a committee of alumni, a former teacher and a student member. Nominations are solicited from former students and the community via local news outlets and the website Yorktownalums.org. Selections are based on the following criteria: “alumni (including faculty and staff) who went on to become well known for achievement in any area of endeavor that brings credit to the school and whose story is compelling and inspiring.”

      “The fame can be local or national, but the accomplishments should have meaning to the students who walk by the plaques every day,” said current committee chair Sara Jane Knight, a retired Yorktown government teacher. “The committee had some tough choices to make.”

      Funding for the project came from alumni donations.

YHS Standout Athletes on Display

YORKTOWN'S STANDOUT ATHLETES, an online high school sports history round-up also on display in the Yorktown building, went live on the yorktownalums.org website March 29, 2018.

Hall of Fame

YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

HALL OF FAME AND INSPIRATION

Seven accomplished alumni of Yorktown High School will be inducted in the school’s Hall of Fame and Inspiration at a ceremony set for Friday, May 18. The event, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in Patriot Hall, will welcome inductees, their families, students, alumni, parents and community officials for whom presenters will dedicate seven plaques containing photographs and biographies mounted on the wall in the gym lobby.

      The Hall of Fame and Inspiration was created in 2004 and includes such notable alumni as broadcaster Katie Couric (class of ’75), Google CEO Eric Schmidt (’72), Olympic swimmer Tom Dolan (’93), the late astronaut David Brown (’74) and Hilton Hotels CEO Chris Nassetta (’80).

      The addition of seven in 2018 brings the total inductees to 35, after rounds of inductions in 2004, 2008 and 2014.

An inductee can be an achiever in any field of endeavor that brings credit to the school. He or she can be famous nationally or locally, living or deceased, and should be inspiring to the high school-age students who will walk by their plaques every day.


Spring 2018 Inductions

Spring 2014 Inductions

Spring 2008 Inductions

Spring 2004 Inductions

2018 Reunions

Reunions 2018

(Rev. 14 November 2017)

The Alumni & Friends of Yorktown High School will not be sponsoring any reunions this year. We received the following information about unaffiliated events being organized by individuals from the classes indicated.  We are listing them as a courtesy to the classes affected, and are not responsible in any manner regarding any aspect of these events.  We post the information we have on our website as quickly as possible, so please do not contact us about anything associated with these events.  Instead, please contact the listed event contact directly. Thank you.

Seeking Yearbooks

Yorktown High School Yearbook

The Grenadier

The YHS Yearbook & Activities Directors Staff have now both contributed Grenadiers for the following years to our new Reference Library:

1962 1965 1967

1970 1971 1972 1976 1977 1978

1987 1988 1989

1990 1991 1994 1996 1998

2000 2003 2004 2005 2007 2008

We greatly appreciate their generosity.

So for those that are numerically challenged, here's a current list of the years we're missing:

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