A Time of CelebrationHomecoming and High School Days Weekend
Homecoming – High School Days weekend on the YC campus was blessed with beautiful weather and unseasonably warm autumn temperatures for everyone to enjoy. A full slate of activities left everyone happily exhausted.
High school juniors and seniors had the opportunity to attend college classes and chapel on Friday morning, and that afternoon, alumni and guests participated in the 14th Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament held at the York Country Club. Over $1,500 was awarded in flags and prizes through the support of alumni sponsors: David Lynn ’74, Grimes brothers (Dave ’76, Mark ’78, and Scott ’80), and Roger Deal ’90. The winning score of -10 under par was turned in by Zeb Carter, Noel Lawrence, Tim Lewis, and Steddon Sikes. Second place went to Dave Grimes, Scott Grimes, Steve Belden, and Travis Horton Sr.
Gurganus Hall was filled to overflowing as guests enjoyed the "spirited" timeless classic Heaven Can Wait put on by the YC Theatre Department. Closing out Friday’s schedule was a reception for alumni and a campus-wide worship and performance by the singing group Psallo.
Saturday started out with Rick Eldred ’71 and Steve Eckman ’71 providing the Alumni Chapel program, followed by the Concert Choir’s inspiring performance. President Eckman then honored two YC grads with the 2010 alumni awards: Jason Rice ('00) - Young Alumnus of the Year, and Charlie Watts ('65) - Alumnus of the Year.
York College Homecoming Royalty was crowned during halftime of the men's soccer game with Aubrey Rush, senior Mathematics major, receiving the honors as YC Queen and Heath Schmalzried, senior Biblical Studies major, dubbed King. Other members of the Homecoming Court were senior candidates (l-r): Nathana Faddis, Royce Grimes, Elicia Hebrink, and Josh Stewart. Representing the other classes in the court were Juniors – Jason Lloyd and Sarah VanDeusen, Sophomores – Alice Hackett and Ben Wingfield, and Freshmen – Briana VanDeusen and Troy Kelly Jr.
High school guests were treated to a pizza party by the Admissions Office and YC's own Deal or No Deal before they ventured outside for a bonfire devotional to close out the evening. Gatherings of reunion classes went late into the night as classmates shared memories and filled each other in on recent happenings in their lives. The weekend proved once again to be a fun weekend getaway for YC's future students and a great homecoming for all those who have tasted “The York Experience.”