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The Spartan Walkway, built in 2011 as part of the ELHS 50th Birthday Party, graces the entrance to our school.
 
 Jul. 16, 2020 - - - Former classmate Lynelle Larsen passes away
 
We've learned that former classmate Lynelle Larsen, in our class at Pleasant View School during second grade, passed away on Jan. 5, 2020. Please click here for our life tribute to her.
 


Lynelle later in life.
 
 Jul. 11, 2020 - - - Mrs. Marion Fiorentino, mother of classmate Donna Fiorentino, passes away.
 
We extend our sympathy to classmate Donna Fiorentino on the passing of her mother, Mrs. Marion Fiorentino, on Jul. 9, 2020. Please click here for Mrs. Fiorentino's obituary.
 
 
Mrs. Fiorentino
 
 Jul. 11, 2020 - - - Richard Duval, ELHS 1967, passes away
 
Richard Duval, ELHS 1967, passed away on Jul. 9, 2020. Please click here for his obituary and click here for our tribute to him and other members of the class of 1967 who have passed.
 
 

Richard in 1967 (senior portrait) and later in life.
 
 Jun. 29, 2020 - - - Scott Davidson, brother of classmate Beth Davidson Tierney, passes away
 
We extend our sympathies to classmate Beth Davidson Tierney on the passing of her brother, Scott Davidson, ELHS 1974, on Jun. 28, 2020. Please click here for Scott's obituary.
 
 
Scott Davidson
 
 Jun. 28, 2020 - - - Science teacher Mr. Peter Cannone passes away
 
Science teacher Mr. Peter Cannone, who began his teaching career at ELHS during our senior year, passed away on Jun. 27, 2020. He had a long career at ELHS, including service as a science teacher, assistant principal, principal, and then as associate superintendent of E. L. Public Schools. Please click here for his obituary and click here for our life tribute to him.
 
 
 
Mr. Cannone during our senior year and later in life.
 
Jun. 13, 2020 - - - ELHS graduates 229 seniors in socially distanced ceremony
 
ELHS graduated 229 seniors this year, in commencement ceremonies split up over three days to accomodate the COVID-19 pandemic. On June 13, a portion of the class received their diplomas in front of the school, after approaching the Spartan Walkway individually. Another group will receive their diplomas on June 14, while the remainder of the class opted for a larger ceremony at a later date.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Some ELHS 2020 graduates received their diplomas in front of the school on Jun. 13, 2020. Following graduation, senior John Oliver poses next to the school sign on Maple St.
 
This year's class brings the total number of graduates to 12,161 since our school's opening, as seen in the table below:
 
 
Jun. 8, 2020 - - - System upgrade affected our site
 
From May 30 - June 1, classcreator.com, the company that hosts our site, performed a major system upgrade, causing our site to be offline for over two days, with some residual email difficulties until this morning. Everything seems to be back to normal now.
 
 May 26, 2020 - - - Mrs. Sarah "Betty" Coons Laughlin, mother of classmate Marsha Coons Winslow, passes away
 
We've learned that Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" Coons Laughlin, mother of our late classmate Marsha Coons Winslow, passed away on Apr. 18, 2020. Her first husband, Mr. Melvin Coons, who passed away in 1969, was our principal at Mapleshade School. Please click here for Mrs. Laughlin's obituary.
 
 
Mrs. Laughlin
 
May 21, 2020 - - - 50th class reunion postponed
 
The class reunion committee has unanimously decided to postpone our 50th class reunion, scheduled for Oct. 9-11, 2020, due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. The ELHS Class of 1965 has also postponed their 55th class reunion, which was scheduled on the same weekend as ours. The new date for our reunion is the weekend of Oct. 8-10, 2021. Please visit the 50th Class Reunion page for details.
 
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