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On Saturday, Oct. 3, the York Suburban Education Foundation (YSEF) sponsored is first Alumni Event. York Suburban alumni Scott Eden '89 and Becca Kennedy Eden '90 graciously offered to host the party at Holy Hound Taproom in York. Over 65 YS alumni turned out to meet and greet each other and raised over $1,200 for YSEF.

We want to thank celebrity guests:

Shelly Merkle: former guidance counselor, HS assistant principal, HS principal, assistant superintendent, current superintendent

Ron Herman: cross country coach

Joe Hasenfuss: retired HS teacher and basketball coach

Milt Bushey: retired HS teacher and football coach

Paul Englert: retired HS principal

Brigitte Birch Englert: retired EY guidance counselor and coordinator of special education and pupil personnel

Lydia Leik: retired MS & HS secretary

Ed Moyer: retired MS teacher

Sharon Stutts: retired MS teacher

Jane Young: retired HS teacher and coach

Jim Young: retired district music teacher and assistant band director

We had a three-generation conversation take place among Ed Moyer, a retired YSMS teacher, who taught Tom Triggs '79, YS Alum and current YSHS teacher and former boys' basketball coach, both taught Mac Brillhart '98, YSEF board member.

Celebrity guest, Lydia Leik, wrote later "I saw some great friends, students, teachers, and administrators. As you may suspect, my biggest thrill was reconnecting with so many of the amazing students I met in 32 years at YSSD. I am truly proud to have known and had the opportunity to spend time with these students during their formative years."

YSEF is a nonprofit organization raising money to support MORE innovative grants and do MORE in YSSD classrooms. To learn more, visit www.ysef.org.

Thanks to all that attended and all that helped with the event. We appreciate your support and hope to see you at our next YSEF Alumni event.

CATHY SHAFFER AND MAC BRILLHART '98

YSEF Alumni Committee co-chairs

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