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The Spartan Walkway, built in 2011 as part of the ELHS 50th Birthday Party, graces the entrance to our school.
 
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 Jun. 18, 2019 - - - Mrs. Marjorie Murphy, mother of classmate Beverly Dion Kirton, passes away
 
We extend our sympathies to classmate Beverly Dion Kirton on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Marjorie Murphy, on Jun. 15, 2019. Please click here for Mrs. Murphy's obituary.
 
 
Mrs. Murphy
 
Jun. 10, 2019 - - - Celebrating our site's 10th anniversary
 
Today, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our class site's creation. On Jun. 10, 2009, Gina Truitt McKinney launched our site, adding Scott Moore as a co-administrator a few days later. We appreciate the support and memorabilia we've received these last ten years and look forward to seeing everyone at our 50th class reunion next year.
 
 
Scott and Gina at our 40th class reunion in 2010.
 
May 31, 2019 - - - ELHS graduates 214 seniors
 
On May 31, 2019, commencement exercises were held behind ELHS for 214 seniors. This brings the total number of graduates to 11,931.
 
 
Graduates let their caps fly at the end of the commencement exercises.
 
 
Chart showing year of graduation and number of graduates. Our class is the tenth largest in ELHS history.
 
 May 21, 2019 - - - ELHS English teacher Mr. Charles McKinney passes away
 
Beloved English teacher Mr. Charles McKinney, who taught at ELHS from 1966-1999, passed away on May 16, 2019. Please click here for his obituary and click here our life tribute to him.
 
 
 
Mr. McKinney in 1970 and later in life.
 
May 16, 2019 - - - Admiral Bob Willard, ELHS 1969, receives U.S. Naval Academy's Distinguished Graduate award
 
Recently, Admiral Bob Willard, ELHS 1969, and a 1973 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, was awarded the Naval Academy's Distinguished Graduate Medal.  Please click here for the full video of the ceremony (Bob's presentation begins at 1 hour 2 minutes into the video). In a moving speech following his award, Bob mentions his brother and our late classmate, Rick Willard. Please click here for Bob's biography on wikipedia.org. Click here for his biography on the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation.
 
 
 
Bob Willard's senior photo.
 
 
Admiral Willard as Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, his final assignment in the U.S. Navy.
 
 May 9, 2019 - - - Jim Wright, husband of classmate Christine Stewart, passes away
 
We extend our sympathies to classmate Christine Stewart on the passing of her husband, Jim Wright, on Apr. 29, 2019. Please click here for Jim's obituary.
 
 
Jim Wright
 
 May 5, 2019 - - - Patricia Oswald Olsson, ELHS 1972, passes away
 
On our site, we have life tribute pages for our upper and lower classmen. We've added a tribute for Patricia Oswald Olsson, ELHS 1972, who passed away on May 2, 2019. Please click here for her tribute.
 

 

Patricia in 1972 (senior photo) and later in life.

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