YHS Alumni to reward senior scholars

Scholarship applications due April 29; banquet, golf tourney June 4


By Conrad Dudderar
Staff Writer

At least 30 members of the Yukon High School Class of 2022 will be awarded scholarships granted by the Yukon Alumni Association.

Yukon Alumni board members are firming up plans for their annual alumni weekend festivities, highlighted by a golf tournament and banquet on Saturday, June 4.

“We’ll give out at least 30 scholarships,” Yukon Alumni board member Neta Duke said. “The top two will receive $1,500 and $1,300, and all the rest will get $1,000.”

The YHS Alumni Association has awarded more than $415,000 in scholarships to graduating YHS seniors over the past 45-plus years.

“We’ll give scholarships to Yukon High School seniors who plan to attend a college, vocational-technical school or university this fall,” Duke added.

“Students are selected based on a written essay, academics, extracurricular activities, and work. We also look at their need.”

Completed applications are due Friday, April 29 to YHS counselor Jami Kale.

All YHS seniors are eligible for these scholarships, regardless of whether their parents are YHS graduates.

YHS Alumni board members will review the scholarship requests and select this year’s recipients anonymously.

Graduating Yukon seniors earning scholarships will be notified no later than June 3.

The scholarships will be presented during the annual YHS Alumni Banquet set 6:30 p.m. June 4 inside the YHS food court, 1777 S Yukon Parkway.

Tickets ($20 each) are on sale in advance at Conrad Marr Drug and YNB Bank and will be sold at the door.

This year’s YHS honor classes are 1942, 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2022.

All Yukon graduates are encouraged to participate in YHS alumni weekend activities.

Yukon High School alumni “hit the links” to support the Yukon Alumni Association during the 2021 Alumni Golf Tournament at Surrey Hills Golf Club: From left, Johnny Taylor, Johnny Rose, Butch Braziel, and Bill Logan. This annual tournament has helped the association fund scholarships for YHS graduating seniors. (Photo provided)


The YHS Alumni Association funds alumni and memorial scholarships annually through sponsorships, donations and its popular golf tournament.

“Even when we had to cancel the golf tournament and banquet in 2020 because of COVID, we gave all the kids $800 scholarships,” Duke said.

Phil Kastl, president of the Yukon Alumni Association, encourages Yukon High School seniors to apply for annual YHS alumni and memorial scholarships. (Photo provided)

Teams are being enlisted for the annual YHS Alumni Golf Tournament set June 4 at the Golf Club at Surrey Hills, 11340 Surrey Hills Blvd. Breakfast and check-in will be 7-8 a.m. with the shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.

Cost is $65 per player. Sponsors are door prizes are needed.

Donations may be mailed to:

Yukon Alumni Association

P.O. Box 850694

Yukon, OK 73085

“All donations are greatly appreciated – and needed to keep this scholarship tradition going,” Duke said.

YHS Alumni Association board members are President Phil Kastl, James Van Horn, Johnny Rose, Danny Rose, Sandy Bohannan, Michelle O’Dell, Bill Logan, and Duke.

For more information, call Van Horn at (405) 826-4914 or Duke at (405) 406-5546.