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Ann Fannon Thoele moved to Elmhurst at age five and started school at the Old Field School that was located where City Hall now stands. She attended seventh and eighth grades at Hawthorne Junior High School when the current elementary school functioned as Elmhurst’s middle school. Ann looks back at her York experience fondly. She participated in chorus, and with a radiant smile recalls that she had a lot of fun in high school.

Read More about Ann Fannon Thoele, York Class of 1950

Congratulations to York senior, Ava Hollis, who was designated as a Jefferson Scholar by the Jefferson Foundation and has officially enrolled in the University of Virginia Class of 2025. Ava is the first ever York High School student to be named a Jefferson Scholar, and the only student in Illinois in 2021 to receive the honor.

Read More about Ava Hollis, Class of 2021

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