ARLINGTON’S YORKTOWN HIGH SCHOOL TO INDUCT NINE INTO HALL OF FAME AND INSPIRATION
ARLINGTON, VA. (April 28, 2022) --Nine accomplished alumni of Yorktown High School will be inducted in the school’s Hall of Fame and Inspiration at a ceremony set for Friday, May 20. The event, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in Patriot Hall, will welcome inductees, their families, students, alumni, parents and community officials for whom presenters will dedicate nine plaques containing photographs and biographies mounted on the wall in the gym lobby.
The Hall of Fame and Inspiration was created in 2004 and includes such notable alumni as broadcaster Katie Couric (class of ’75), former Google CEO Eric Schmidt (’72), Olympic swimmer Tom Dolan (’93), the late astronaut David Brown (’74) and Hilton Hotels CEO Chris Nassetta (’80).
The addition of nine in 2022 brings the total inductees to 44, after rounds of inductions in 2004, 2008, 2014 and 2018.
The selections of distinguished alumni are made by a committee of alumni, a former teacher and a student member. Nominations are solicited from former students and the community via local news outlets and the website Yorktownalums.org seeking suggestions based on the following criteria: “alumni (including faculty and staff) who went on to become well known for achievement in any area of endeavor that brings credit to the school and whose story is compelling and inspiring.” The committee then votes on finalists.