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Past Alumni Spotlight Articles

November 12, 2015

Read our past Susquehannock High School Alumni Spotlight articles below.

Alumni Spotlight – Madison Summers ’12

Susquehannock 2012 graduate Madison Summers is “living the dream” in New York City. “If you had told me at my ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Patrick Barry ’07

Susquehannock 2007 graduate Patrick Barry is a financial advisor in York, PA, and is an avid volunteer in the local ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Dr. Kimberly (Smith) Lumsden, MD ’99

Susquehannock graduate Dr. Kim (Smith) Lumsden, a member of the Class of 1999, is a medical doctor specializing in family ...
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Alumni Spotlight – CMSgt Jeff Wilson ‘83

Susquehannock graduate Jeff Wilson was recently promoted to Command Chief Master Sergeant of the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Mike Potteiger ‘06

The adrenaline of competition and a need to do his best in all things have been strong forces in Mike ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Anne Bozievich ’01 (Baublitz)

Anne Bozievich (Baublitz) has a fascination with written language. She voraciously reads it, analyzes it, and creates it. As Friendship ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Dr. Wayne McCullough ‘76

From the desk of Mark Rill, Editor, Susquehannock Alumni Pride Newsletter Dear Readers, I thought it was appropriate and timely ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jessica (Dortch) Ericson ‘01

Jessica Dortch’s recent return to York County is a mixture of the new and the familiar. What’s new is an ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Olivia Castriota ‘08

One can’t help but get energized when listening to Olivia Castriota talk about her musical career and her dreams for ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Elizabeth Treffinger (Jones) ‘95

Sometimes careers are based on life-long passions; sometimes they start by accident. For Elizabeth Treffinger (known to York Daily Record ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Sara Warner ‘06

Service to others comes naturally for Sara Warner. For that she credits, in part, her family’s work with the American ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Kendi Heath ‘2000

“All good things come to those who wait,” says Kendi Heath of her recent career turn. “Everything seems to be ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Beth Sweitzer-Riley ’71

As the youngest of five children growing up on a 50 acre family farm in New Freedom, Beth Sweitzer was ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Elizabeth Silbaugh ‘93

Growing up and living in Southern York County is very special for Elizabeth Silbaugh. “It’s really the best of both ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Neil Slenker ‘88

York County has always been “home base” for Neil Slenker ’88, but Southern York County has always been “home.” He ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Bryan Nicholson ‘98

Bryan Nicholson freely acknowledges that every step of his career in the fascinating field of cutting-edge medical technology has been guided ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Robert Schefter ‘88

Robert Schefter (known to friends as “Bobby”) refers to his role as president of the SYCSD Board of Directors as ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Paul Hoffman ‘74

Reflecting on his path to a 33-year career in the clergy, Paul Hoffman sees his involvement in Susquehannock’s American Field ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Barbara Clark Lamond ‘88

While most people in the teaching profession have determined that path from an early age, Barbara Clark – known to ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Eric Paules ‘89

For Eric Paules, high school is all about finding out what you want to do, and he’s passionate on the ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Kate Erin Gibson ‘96

For those who saw Kate Gibson ‘96 on a Susquehannock stage, there was no doubt that she would be connected ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Frank Bodani ‘87

For the past 20 years, YAIAA and Penn State fans have anticipated the wisdom and analysis of sports writer Frank ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Ryan Connelly ‘05

Ryan Connelly is on a mission that only the extraordinarily talented attain: to become a professional opera singer. And it’s ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Cameron Mitchell ‘37

It reads like a movie script. You can easily imagine it on the silver screen: Son of country preacher realizes ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jeff Garner ‘95

Although he was a credible student, Jeff Garner freely admits that athletics occupied most of his time and energy when ...
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Alumni Spotlight – John Berthold ‘63

“It was an invention without an application.” That’s how John Berthold describes the laser in the 1960’s. John first saw ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jim Hoffman ‘69

No doubt about it - Jim Hoffman’s memories of Susquehannock relate mostly to its music program. He remembers it as ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jack Hedrick ‘55

From his vantage point as a retired chemistry professor (Emeritus), Jack Hedrick has no hesitation in attributing much of his ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jerry Caslow ‘70

“Persistence and a strong sense of urgency about everything you do:” Those are the character traits Jerry Caslow says he ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jim Baily ‘66

Adequately explaining Jim Bailey’s improbable success is part of the challenge in writing a story like this. The other part ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jeffrey Hill ‘97

On July 28, 2010, Captain Jeffrey Hill, USAF was killed when the aircraft he was co-piloting crashed on a training ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Sarah Jones ‘07

We all reach a stage in life when we look back and wonder if what we have accomplished with the ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Debra Markle ‘71

A standard alumnus interview question is about “the best memory of your time at Susquehannock.” For Debra Boyer Markle, a ...
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Alumni Spotlight – John Lewis ‘82

For most people, building a company from nothing into one of the area’s fastest growing would be “success,” but for ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Deborah Zang ‘77

Deb Zang remembers moving to Southern York County from the suburban New York City area as a 13 year old ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Anne (Miller) Druck ‘83

“Presenting a positive image of York County with the primary purpose of making an impact on its economy,” is how ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Scott Hittie ‘78

The story of Scott Hittie – a proud member of the Class of 1978 – is one of service, family, ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Eric Thiegs ‘91

Typically, alumni profile features are for those at, or approaching, the end of long, successful careers. But occasionally you hear ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Rick Anderson ‘66

For Rick Anderson, a proud member of the Class of 1966, there was never a question about what he wanted ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Joe Silbaugh ‘65

A standard question posed to those featured in Alumni Spotlight asks about how their experiences at Susquehannock contributed to their ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Fred Grogan ‘65

Fred Grogan’s interest in politics became apparent at an early age. He began his student government service in 9th grade ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Robert Seitz ‘65

Looking back on his SHS academic career, Bob Seitz admits, “I could have worked a little harder. But I’ll always ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Deb (Klinefelter) Bauman ’67

“Magical!” That’s how Deb Bauman describes her Warrior years. “I made the best friends of my life at Susquehannock and ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Chaz Powell ‘07

The media has programmed us to see public-figure athletes only in terms of charts, and graphs. As to former Warrior ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jarad Denton ‘00

Although not often a media focal point, the Horn of Africa is one of the most dangerous places in the ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jay Good ‘78

Jay Good sees his service on the SYCSD Foundation Board as “an opportunity to give back to the community where ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Larry Doll ‘67

The achievements of Susquehannock alumni are a constant source of fascination and discovery, but few such stories are more engaging ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jason Ashworth ‘99

If you are a Philadelphia Sports Fan – a true Philadelphia sports fan – then you listen to ESPN 97.5 ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Brian McCarthy ‘89

“The freedom to choose your own path,” was what Brian McCarthy, a proud member of the class of 1989, remembered ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Darryl Engler ‘65

Aside from his family – wife Pat (Williams) ’64 and daughter Lori ’92 – Darryl Engler identifies two forces driving ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Mike Summers ‘80

There are few names intertwined in the history and tradition of Southern York County, as is the name of Charles ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Megan Euker ’01

Some artists spend a lifetime working to obtain a solo showing at a major gallery. Most never get there. Megan ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Gale Lackey ‘66

Looking back on a career that led to her current position, influencing the lives of young men and women at ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Dennis Good ’60

From Glen Rock to Nashville and points in between, a “Have Trombone – Will Travel” philosophy, along with superb musicianship ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Donna (Bailey) Copenheaver ’60

For Donna Bailey, the focus was on reporting school news in the Courier and capturing the year’s memories for the ...
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Alumni Spotlight – John Cline ‘93

OK – think about. If you consider sports to be an important part of your life – particularly football – ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Rod Krebs ‘58

Passion for the outdoors and a love of hard work are recurring themes that have guided the life and career ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Judy Grove Flemmens ‘63

Judy Grove was one of those rare people who said she knew what she wanted to be when she grew ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Ron Wolf ‘56

For Green Bay Packer fans from the Sixties – those who followed the Sunday heroics of Bart Starr, Paul Hornung, ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Daniel Jesse Mays ‘43

Jesse grew up and attended school in New Freedom, a child of the Great Depression, working canning seasons at Charles ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Joy Keller-Brown ‘74

The story of Joy Keller ’74 is representative of many of our alumni. Their Southern York County roots and affection ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Sue (Bortner) Barnhart ‘85

Home is a place you grow up wanting to leave, and grow old wanting to get back to. It’s a ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Harry James (‘Jim’) Koller ‘54

Jim Koller was part of a group of area teenagers with the distinction of attending three different high schools in ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Roberta (Grove) Thoman ‘65

“A good teacher sets out to be good teacher, not a popular one,” says Roberta (Grove) Thoman ’65, reflecting on ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Glenn Geiple ‘72

The Class of 1972 was the last to have gone through all six years at Susquehannock, although it’s “claim to ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Greg Saubel ‘78

In a rapidly changing world, traditions are often difficult to maintain. This is particularly true in rapidly changing businesses like ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Kirstin (Border) Snow ‘88

Planning an event for a visit from the Vice President of the United States, coordinating a luncheon for the First ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Dick Stoner ‘57

There are few decades more distinctive and ripe with nostalgia than the fifties. The Class of 1957 remembers their year ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Lynn Snyder ‘76

As a student, Lynn Snyder was the teenage version of a “Renaissance Man.” He earned six varsity letters – three ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jeff Molinsky 97 and Joel Molinsky ’98

Someone very wise once said, “When you love what you’re doing, you’ll never work a day in your life.” But ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Duke Edsall ‘74

If you’re even a casual fan of college basketball, there’s a very good chance you’ve seen Susquehannock’s Duke Edsall as ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Lee Fry ‘60

It’s a long way from Glen Rock to the jungles of Southeast Asia, and in the Sixties it was a ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Bruce Bauman ‘67

Alumni interviews generally involve memory-jogging techniques for the purpose of “dragging” information from the subject graduate. This was not the ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Wilbur H. “Bill” Gantz ‘55

The Calumet staff had it right when they designated Bill Gantz “Most Popular” and “Most Active.” Those character traits served ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Randy Edsall ‘76

In the history of student athletics at Susquehannock High School, Randy Edsall is in a class by himself. He earned ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jim Holley ’60

With an inventory of work ethic, academic aptitude, and tenacity, Jim Holley was always expected to leave Glen Rock and ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Daryl McCullough ‘82

When you see a news article or story about Duracell Batteries, Ivory Soap, Old Spice, Sony Electronics, or Suzuki, chances ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jason Masimore ‘92

It is unusual to include the accomplishments of someone only 15 years removed from SHS (give-or-take) in this “Alumni Pride” ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Annie Haines ‘73

While a student at SHS, Annie was active in Field Hockey (where she was goalie) and Girls Volleyball. Annie’s playing ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Michael Patrick Walker ‘89

While a student at Susquehannock, Michael was regarded as something special, but few could have imagined that this Warrior Alum ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Michael Poehlitz ‘74

What prepares someone to be a hero? Certainly training, experience, and conditioning are crucial factors. But when the time comes ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Tom Clark ‘72

Tom Clark spent his entire business career in the fastest of the fast lanes in the New York City and ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Jim Altizer ‘67

Statements like “good friends and fond memories” and “left with a solid education, well prepared for what life had to ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Bob Wolf ‘58

Bob was a student at Susquehannock from its opening until graduation in 1958. During his six years there, he made ...
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Alumni Spotlight – Bob Williams ‘52

Bob was a member of the first Susquehannock class to hold graduation in the newly constructed high school in 1952, ...
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