Hall of Fame 2022

ARLINGTON’S YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL TO INDUCT NINE INTO HALL OF FAME AND INSPIRATION

ARLINGTON, VA. (April 28, 2022) --Nine 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 20. 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 nine 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), former 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 nine in 2022 brings the total inductees to 44, after rounds of inductions in 2004, 2008, 2014 and 2018.

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 seeking suggestions 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 committee then votes on finalists.

In Memoriam - Ralph Oser

We mourn the recent passing of Ralph C. Oser, the founder of the Alumni & Friends of Yorktown High School, on January 26, 2022 at the age of 75. While not a graduate of Yorktown, Ralph's children attended the school and Ralph felt a deep need to provide a mechanism for building an alumni community for the school similar to what he had experienced with the schools he had attended.

2022 Reunions and beyond

Reunions 2021/2022

(Rev. 14 Jan. 2022)

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.

So far, we have heard that the YHS classes of 1970, 1971 and 2011 will be holding reunions in 2021 or 2022. Details are below. If your class is planning a reunion this year, let us know and we'll post links to the details on the site. Things are changing due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, so check final details with your reunion committee.

Database Crash

We discovered a major database crash this morning on the server. Almost everything has been recovered and the web site is back up and running but it appears we may have completely lost some of the recent entries to our In Memoriam pages. If you notice any missing ones, please send me the relevant details and I'll put them back in. Thanks!

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

Lost and Found

Update!

The owner of the ring has been found and it has been returned. It apparently was lost over 50 years ago on a trip back then from Arlington to Florida. Happy ending!

Class Ring Found

We have received a report that a YHS '67 class ring has been found in South Carolina. The person who found it would like to return it to the owner. If you lost this ring, please contact

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