Yukon High School alumni reunite June 5

Banquet, golf tournament return in grand fashion after COVID hiatus

Yukon Alumni Association Board Member James VanHorn, who started the alumni golf tournament in 1975. (Photo provided)

By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

Yukon High School’s alumni activities will return this weekend after being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19.

Tickets remain for the YHS Alumni Banquet set 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 5 inside the Yukon High School Food Court, 1777 S Yukon Parkway.

Attendees are asked to enter through the rear (west) entrance to the school. Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased in advance at Conrad Marr Drug on Yukon Parkway or YNB Bank on Main.

Tickets also will be available on the night of the banquet.

The Yukon Alumni Association will announce its annual scholarship winners at the banquet. More than 50 YHS graduating seniors applied for scholarships.

Participating in the Yukon Alumni Association’s benefit golf tournament are: From left, Danny Parks, Bobby Coslett, Jason Niles, and Trevor Coslett. After being canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19, the alumni association’s golf tournament and banquet will be back Saturday, June 5. (Photo provided)

These scholarships are funded through donations and fundraisers like the annual alumni golf tournament, which will be during the day June 5 at the Golf Course at Surrey Hills, 11340 Surrey Hills Blvd.

This year’s honor classes are: 1940/41, 45/46, 50/51, 55/56, 60/61, 65/66, 70/71, 75/76, 80/81, 85/86, 90/91 95/96, 2000/01, 05/06, 10/11, 15/16, and 20/21.

All YHS alums are invited to participate in the upcoming alumni weekend activities.


The Yukon Alumni Association has awarded some $400,000 in scholarships since the first golf tournament in 1975.

Alumni Board Member Neta Duke encourages all YHS alums and Miller supporters to contribute to the scholarship fund.

Yukon High School graduate Buddy Carpenter, who owns Ace Hardware on Main Street, is donating nail bags, or tool bags, for every person playing in the June 5th Yukon Alumni Golf Tournament. Carpenter is a great supporter of Yukon students. (Photo provided)

“Yukon is a great place to live and we have a great school district,” she said. “We all need to do what we can to support Yukon.”

Duke joined Yukon’s Alumni Board after retiring from 40 years as a classroom teacher.

She and husband Hershel give to the alumni association every year after their son Brock received an alumni scholarship in 1994.

Duke and other Yukon Alumni Association board members keep returning to help organize the YHS alumni festivities:

Board President Danny Rose, Vice President Johnny Rose, Secretary/Treasurer Sandy (Black) Bohannan, Bill Logan, Phil Kastl, Michelle (Hancock) O’Dell, James VanHorn, Glenda (Carson) King, Janice (Wilkins) Bedell, and Darryl Andrews.

For more information on how to contribute to the Yukon Alumni Association, call 324-2456 or 826-4914.