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Jenna Ernst

Administrative Assistant to
Communications & Alumni Relations

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YDAP Program Honors York Alumni

In 2012, Elmhurst Community Unit School District 205 launched the York Distinguished Alumni Program.  

The Dukes of Distinction award honors exemplary York Community High School graduates who:

  • Display leadership characteristics through achievement of significant and/or extraordinary accomplishments or service
  • Have made an outstanding contribution to society
  • Serve as a positive influence while exemplifying the honored York traditions of teamwork and selflessness
  • Embody the ideals of YCHS and School District 205, therefore bringing pride and prestige to the school, the District and the community

The exemplary alumni who receive the York Distinguished Alumni Award will raise self-expectation among the current students through their realization that these "Dukes of Distinction" once walked the halls of York High School and the streets of this community.

Learn more about YDAP

District 205 Foundation Director Lisa Fanelli (Class of '79) and Foundation Board Member Jay Webb (Class of '75) discuss the York Distinguished Alumni Program (YDAP) with Elmhurst Now host, Ken Bartels.