YHS alumni activities set June 3

Annual golf tournament, banquet planned

Wyatt Jordan (left) with four generations of Yukon Millers during last year’s Yukon High School alumni festivities: Jordan, Tyler Meyer, Dane Meyer, Ken Meyer, and little guy Karsyn Meyer. (Photo courtesy)

By Cara Pattison
Contributing Writer

The Yukon Alumni Association will present the annual alumni golf tournament and banquet on Saturday, June 3.

The golf tournament will tee off at Surrey Hills Golf Course.

Early registration is encouraged, as it is limited to the first 120 registration-paying players. The event will happen – rain or shine – unless the course is unplayable as deemed by the golf course staff. Players must wear proper dress and soft spikes on their golf shoes.

Yukon High School graduates Michelle Hancock-O’Dell and daughter Debby Schommer at last year’s Yukon Alumni Golf Tournament. Michelle’s father Jay Hancock started a Yukon wrestling tournament that has lasted for decades. (Photo courtesy)

Breakfast and tourney check-in runs from 7-8 a.m. and a shotgun start fires at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $65 per person and includes breakfast. Mulligans cost $5 and drawing tickets will be sold for $1 each.

Donations are always welcome, and sponsorships are still available. Hole sponsorships are: Transcendent – $4,000 and up; Miller Elite – $1,000-$3,999; Miller Gold – $500-$999; and Holes – $100 each.

Donated prizes will be recognized at the tournament and the banquet held afterwards.

“We are a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, so donations are tax deductible,” Yukon Alumni Association Board Member Neta Duke said.

Proceeds from the day of fun will be used to fund scholarships, awards, and alumni projects.

Over the past 45 years, the alumni association has awarded over $440,000 in scholarships to YHS seniors.



After the golf tournament, attendees are encouraged to continue the day of fun by joining their fellow alumni at the YHS Alumni Banquet.

The festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. June 3 at the Yukon High School cafeteria, 1777 S. Yukon Parkway.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased in advance at YNB Bank and Conrad Marr Drug, or at the door.

“It’s fun for everyone at the banquet, whether they played golf that day, sponsored the tournament, or are a YHS alumni, student or parent,” Duke said. “Attendees get to catch up and watch the future alumni – 2023 YHS graduates – get scholarships to further their education.

“Last year, we were able to give $25,000 in scholarships. We normally give one scholarship for $1,500, one for $1,300, one at $1,200, and 10-15 at $1,000 – plus or minus, depending on how much money we raise.”

YHS classes that will be honored for hitting a milestone year are: 1943, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018, and 2023.

Yukon High School 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 about the golf tournament or the banquet, call Van Horn at (405) 826-4914 or Duke at (405) 406-5546.